Welcome to GCH Aviation

You’ve landed at the home of New Zealand’s most experienced and safest private aviation companies. GCH Aviation represents forty + years of helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft services in New Zealand and Fiji

We operate scenic and commercial helicopter flight services, certified flight training, and air rescue and ambulance operations from bases in New Zealand and the South Pacific. We are also home to Canterbury’s first full-service corporate Jet Centre and offer a Challenger 604 business jet for charter.

For over four decades, we have maintained one of the most enviable safety records in helicopter aviation in New Zealand. This record, combined with the vast international experience of our pilots, regular training, familiarity with equipment, and extensive and continual exposure to the extreme terrain covered by our operations, ensures you’ll experience service second to none.

Scenic Helicopter Flights

Our company represents over four decades of experience flying passengers in safety, comfort, and style.

From the majestic alpine peaks of New Zealand’s Southern Alps to the pristine tropical beaches of Fiji. Our scenic helicopter flights offer you the experience of a lifetime with sights you’ll never forget.

Take advantage of our scenic helicopter packages, designed to show you the best our operational regions have to offer, or customise a scenic flight of your own to suit your interest.

GCH Aviation Jet Operations is a private jet charter service, offering our clients convenience, anonymity, and comfort in their travel. From important meetings to far-away events, GCH Aviation Jet Operations will get you where you need to go quickly and efficiently.

Operating out of the GCH Jet Centre at the Christchurch International Airport, we provide a variety of services to our clients.

Our Bombardier Challenger 604 is a mid-range luxury commercial jet, seating up to 10 passengers and travelling distances of up to 4,000 nm. The Challenger is the perfect jet to transport you in speed and comfort.

The GCH Aviation Headquarters at Christchurch International Airport is home to Canterbury’s first full-service corporate FBO Jet facility.

We deliver a 24-hour, 5-star FBO service with a highly experienced team who can arrange everything from customs and external transportation with the utmost discretion.

Ground handling services include aircraft towing, luggage handling, aircraft interior cleaning, refuelling, aircraft hangarage and more.

Our FBO lounge offers complimentary refreshments in a relaxing and welcoming environment.

GCH Aviation are a proud provider and operator of 24/7 and 12/7 services air rescue operations for the Canterbury, West Coast, Nelson, Tasman, and Marlborough regions. Our fixed wing air ambulance service New Zealand Flying Doctor Service moves critical care patients throughout New Zealand.

We offer a world-class, professional air rescue service through a cooperative partnership with The Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue TrustThe Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust, District Health Boards, The New Zealand Rescue Coordination Centre and nationwide emergency services.

GCH Aviation is a leading provider of safe, effective, and efficient commercial applications using helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft services. 

We cover Wellington, Nelson, Kaikoura, the West Coast and Canterbury in New Zealand, and Fiji, offering aerial solutions to a variety of difficult to access terrain, You can trust us with all your industrial lifting, inspections, surveys, orchard and vineyard support, firefighting, aerial sluicing and more.

Whether you want to become a commercial pilot, learn skills you can use in your business or fly simply for fun, GCH Aviation has the experience, team, and facilities that can help you achieve your goal.

There are so many reasons to train with GCH Aviation, we have a total commitment to quality, professionalism, and safety in all aspects of our business, passing these qualities onto our trainee pilots. There is nothing that quite matches the exhilaration and satisfaction of piloting your own helicopter.