There were no less than six Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopters on site at Christchurch today.
Alphabetically we have:-
ZK-HCS5 (c/n 1057) that was first registered to Pacific Helicopters Ltd on 31-01-2014, with a change to Christchurch Helicopters 2001 Ltd on 02-03-2015.
ZK-HVG3 (c/n 1077) first appeared on 10-2-2014 with RML Sky Holdings Ltd of Christchurch.
More recently, 21-03-2015, it was transferred to Christchurch Helicopters 2001 Ltd.
One of the very latest to arrived is ZK-HXC3 (c/n 1086) which was registered on 22-04-2015 to PLC Properties Ltd - out of Ashburton. It was unloaded from its container at Christchurch on the 24th.
ZK-ICS2 (c/n 1024) was initially registered as ZK-HCS4 on 07-10-2011 with CHL Investments Ltd of Christchurch before transferring over to Pacific Helicopters Ltd on 20-03-2013.
It was damaged near Eyrewell on 05-12-2013 by which time it had some 687 hours up.
It was re-registered as ZK-ICS on 05-12-2013 and then listed to Christchurch Helicopters 2001 Ltd on 02-03-2015. Following repairs it was flying again in March this year.
Another new arrival is ZK-IIF (c/n 1088) which arrived in the same container as ZK-HXC3 on 24-04-2015. It is listed to Collective Support Holdings Ltd of Whakatane.
If you look at the rear skid supports you will notice it has a different profile to the others (except ZK-IZM). This houses the gas line to the floatation gear which has yet to be fitted.
ZK-IZM is c/n 1085 which was registered to Christian Burtscher of Auckland on 03-03-2015.
It is having instrument work done at the moment.