Yesterday Pacific Aircraft Ltd at Christchurch International Airport had three Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopters in their hangar.
Two more arrived this afternoon (24-01-2014)
These first two photos show all five (alas with strong backlight from the sun and the concrete).
Front left is c/n 1024 ZK-ICS (previously ZK-HCS4). To the right is c/n 1003, the Dutch PH-WTW, with ZK-HVZ5 pending (Registration decals "VZ" can be seen on the box to the right).
Left centre is c/n 1057, a new airframe that will become ZK-HCS5.
Left rear is the dark green c/n 1004 F-GXRV - pencilled in to become ZK-IZR.
Rear centre is c/n 1044 ZK-IZD.
A closer view of c/n 1004 F-GXRV with "heli-challenge" markings - Soon to be ZK-IZR.
Above is the factory new c/n 1057 which is to become ZK-HCS5 and is to be retained by Pacific Aircraft as their demonstrator/trainer.
Above - c/n 1003 is PH-WTW - soon to be ZK-HVZ5.
Two more examples are due in about July and two more towards the end of the year.
These will make the Cabri a significant player in the Helicopter training role within New Zealand.