Continuing the helicopter theme of the last couple of post I offer the Aerospatiale AS 350 B2 ZK-HNC3 (c/n 1322) which is the latest addition to the Christchurch Helicopters 2001 Ltd's fleet.
This is what the NZ Aviation News Magazine said about it following its registration on 02-07-2018.
Aerospatiale additions include an AS 350 B2 for Christchurch Helicopters 2001 Ltd as ZK-HNC.
As D-HKHL this was operated by
Helicopter Services Hanover GmbH in 1985-1986 before proceeding to Iceland to
join their Coastguard as TF-GRO3 until re-listing as TF-SYR2 in
1999 and then returning to Germany as D-HFEM in 2000 to serve with Helitransair
and then with Heli-Aviation GmbH from 2010.
From 06-09-2015 it was listed with
Heraklion Nikos Kazanatakis for operations in Greece and nearby territories.
Interestingly the first ZK-HNC was almost also an ex Greek machine but this
became ZK-HBU2 instead, with the Hughes 269C ex ZK-HIF2
taking its place as ZK-HNC1. ZK-HNC2 was a Schweizer
It is in the black and white colour scheme now being adopted for the Christchurch Helicopters fleet.