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In line with requirements of the new NASO contract, the West Coast community is now served by a twin engine BK117-B2 rescue helicopter.

A temporary rescue helicopter was deployed to Greymouth for the 1st November deadline, but the NZCC BK117-B2 rescue helicopter has now replaced the temporary helicopter.

To learn about the specs of the BK-117, read about Canterbury Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

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We rescued 959 people

in 2018 alone


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