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NZCC Rescue Helicopter

NZCC Rescue Helicopter

 

NZCC Rescue HelicopterThe NZCC Rescue Helicopter is a multipurpose, single-engine AS350 BA Squirrel - ZK-HGH - based at our operations centre in Greymouth, on the West Coast of New Zealand.


The AS350 BA flexibility and technical performance parameters have made it a very sought-after helicopter world-wide, capable of performing a wide range of operations including fire fighting, search and rescue and air ambulance services.

It's versatility and manoeuverability make it ideally suited to the rugged West Coast terrain.

It is operated by Garden City Helicopters and proudly sponsored by New Zealand's largest non-government owned coal mining company - New Zealand Coal and Carbon Ltd.

 

 

AIRCRAFT TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

 

Engine - Arriel 1B
Shaft horsepower - 641 HP
Gross weight - 2100kg
Empty weight - 1334kg
Useful internal load - 766kg
Useful external load - 750kg
Length - 12.94m
Width - 2.17m
Height - 3.36m
Rotor diameter - 10.69m
Max speed - 155 knots / 286kph
Cruise speed - 120 knots / 220kph
Fuel burn-off - 170 ltr / hr
Range - 590 kilometres
Hover max height - 9,200 ft / 2,804m
Service ceiling - 16,000 ft / 4,876m, density altitude
Winch capacity - 205kg, 50m cable


Please note: These figures are provided as a guideline only. Performance varies with changes in temperature, altitude and operational activity.

 

NZCC Helicopter winch operation on Klondyke Track - photo courtesy of Brian ParsonsNZCC Helicopter winch operation on Klondyke Track - photo courtesy of Brian ParsonsNZCC Helicopter winch operation on Klondyke Track - photo courtesy of Brian Parsons
NZCC Helicopter winch operation on Klondyke Track - photo courtesy of Brian ParsonsNZCC Rescue Helicopter operation at Punakaiki, West CoastNZCC Rescue Helicopter operation at Punakaiki, West Coast
NZCC Rescue Helicopter operation at Punakaiki, West CoastNZCC Rescue Helicopter operation at Punakaiki, West CoastNZCC Rescue Helicopter
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NZCC Rescue Helicopter

 

Helicopter Equipment

Night Vision, Collapsible monsoon bucket (600 ltr), deployable life raft, 406 beacon tracker, GPS, cellphone, full radio communications with Ambulance, Police, Fire, Marine Services, Forestry, DOC, Mines Rescue and others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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