New Facility in Christchurch Commences Operations

GCH Aviation Headquarters

We are delighted to be commencing operations from our new facility at 73 Grays Road – Australasia’s largest multi-purpose aviation facility – at Christchurch Airport.

Our new $23 million headquarters is home to the South Island’s sole fully integrated, single-purpose emergency medical service (EMS) air ambulance facility, and is a regional base for emergency transport of patients around New Zealand. As well as state-of-the-art patient care facilities, the centre has its own engineering / maintenance team operating around the clock.

Our centre also gives Canterbury its first full-service corporate Jet facility, a new gateway for private jets, purpose-built to service the South Island’s rapidly growing corporate aviation market.

We look forward to continuing to deliver our exceptional helicopter flights and service to our local Cantabrian customers and to highlight our amazing region to national and international travellers.

GCH Aviation Christchurch HQ Aerial View

Helicopter Safety and Tourism Achievements

We also announce our achievements this year, including receiving The New Zealand Helicopters Association Diamond Safety award for 33+ years of incident and accident-free operations. We are the only helicopter company in New Zealand to proudly hold this prestigious award. We also undertook the New Zealand tourism Qualmark assessment, achieving a Qualmark Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award, affirming we are a quality travel experience.

Diamond Safety & Qualmark Gold Awards

We are also pleased to announce a new addition to our fleet in Christchurch, the new EC130 luxury helicopter, which will begin operations this week.