Business Support Crew Coordinator- Sean Simpson


Business Support Crew Coordinator- Sean Simpson Sean has been with the Westpac Rescue Helicopter for close to 20 years, working closely with both new and existing business supporters, overseeing business donations and associated marketing and business benefits (such as winning the annual signage draw to get the company on the rescue helicopter!) When asked about […]

Rescue Helicopter Specifications


The H-145 and Bk-117 Rescue Helicopters The Canterbury Air Rescue Service is home to both the H-145 Rescue Helicopter and the BK-117 Rescue Helicopter. The West Coast Crew also operate a Bk-117 Rescue Helicopter in Greymouth. The Airbus H-145 was introduced to the service in August 2019. It was one of the two Airbus H-145 […]

August 2020 Mission Report


August 2020 Mission Statistics The Canterbury and West Coast Crews responded to a total of 93 emergency service call-outs in July. The Canterbury Westpac Rescue Crew were tasked to 77 missions during the month, and the West Coast ROA Mining Rescue Crew were tasked to 16 missions. August was the second busiest month of the […]