Wednesday 30 November 2016

Another look at NZCH 30-11-2016

Christchurch International
Early afternoon.
 The daily Emirates Airbus A380-861 was A6-EUF (c/n 218).
Above it makes the olde Fairchild F27 look small.
And below it scrapes the surface behind the NZ Met Services's dual automatic weather stations.
 At rest at the Christchurch Helicopters base was the Aerospatiale AS 350 BA ZK-HFX2 (c/n 1391).  from Wanaka Helicopters.
 An unexpected find was the Aerospatiale AS 350 BA ZK-HNX3 (c/n 1828).
This was acquired by Helicopters (NZ) Ltd in 1999 from the Philippines and served in SE Asia coming to NZ in August 2010 for a rebuild. It was then shunted over to Australia to the HNZ subsidiary Helicopters (Australia) in February of 2011.
It returned to Nelson in January 2012 to become ZK-HNX again with Helicopters (NZ) Ltd with a change in Company name to HNZ New Zealand Ltd in October of 2012.
On the 21st of this month ownership was transferred to Kaikoura Helicopters Ltd.
 Below is another view of the Fox Franz Heliservices/Tekapo Helicopters Eurocopter AS 350 B2 ZK-ICR (c/n 4225) arriving.
 Also doing good work in the Kaikoura region is Arch King with his Cessna U206G Stationair 6 ZK-JDV ( c/n U20604775).
It wears 'Air Rangitata' and 'StationAir' graphics on its fin.

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