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GCH Aviation Group Accepted into Virtuoso

GCH Aviation is now part of exclusive network Virtuoso, the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel.
Kaikoura Coastline

GCH Aviation Group Expands Tourism Portfolio With Purchase of Kaikoura Helicopters

GCH Aviation, acquires Kaikoura Helicopters, expanding the group’s scenic and commercial aviation services across New Zealand and the Pacific.
GCH Aviation Christchurch HQ

New Facility in Christchurch Commences Operations

We are delighted to commence operations from our new $23 million headquarters at Christchurch Airport - Australasia’s largest multi-purpose aviation facility.
West Coast Helicopter

Garden City Helicopters Ltd Purchase Coastwide Helicopter Services

Purchasing Coastwide Helicopter Services from Mt Hutt Helicopters Ltd adds commercial helicopter services to our range of rescue services for the West Coast.
Air Rescue Open Day 2015

Thousands Attend Air Rescue Open Day 2015

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GCH Aviation New Christchurch Facility

Garden City Helicopters New Airport Facility Underway

Construction is now underway for a brand new state-of-the-art operations facility for Garden City Helicopters at Christchurch Airport with completion targeted for the end of 2016.
Christchurch Hospital Helipad

Helipad For Hospital May Help Save Lives

GCH Aviation HQ

Garden City Helicopters Safety Award Recognition

Garden City Helicopters is awarded the Aviation Industry Association AIRCARE Safety Recognition in 2015 for 25 years' fatality-free flying.
Westpac Rescue Helicopter & Crew

Chief Pilot Neil Scott Honoured With Achievement Award

Garden City Helicopters Chief Pilot Neil Scott has been presented a lifetime service award by the AIA (Aviation Industry Association) for his contribution to aviation safety in New Zealand for the past 45 years.