HNZ Group receives Sikorsky S-92A Helibus under joint venture with PHI for INPEX contract

N924R Sikorsky S-92A Helibus (MSN 920116) of HNZ Group /PHI, at Perth Airport - Sat 31 December 2016. Delivered from Fremantle prior to delivery to Broome to operate for INPEX on the Icthys LNG contract from Broome.
N924R Sikorsky S-92A Helibus (MSN 920116) of HNZ Group /PHI, at Perth Airport – Sat 31 December 2016.
Delivered from Fremantle prior to delivery to Broome to operate for INPEX on the Icthys LNG contract from Broome.

13 January 2017 © David Eyre

HNZ Group has taken delivery of the first two Sikorsky S-92A Helibus helicopter from PHI, to be operated in support of the Ichthys LNG Project, which is led by the Japanese company INPEX.

The S-92s arrived by sea at Fremantle and were trucked to Airflite’s hangar at Perth Airport. The first aircraft, N924R (MSN 920116), arrived in late December 2016. The second aircraft, N923H (MSN 920104), arrived on 10 January 2017. Another two will be delivered by the end of January.

HNZ Group announced a 50/50 joint venture with PHI on 1 December 2016, with the contract requiring four Sikorsky S-92A Helibus helicopters leased from PHI, commencing by 1 April 2017 for five years, plus two, two-year optional contract extensions.

HNZ Group was formerly Helicopters (NZ) and has operated in Australia (formerly as Helicopters (Australia)) for over 20 years. The Group also operates in Norway using the Norsk branding; in Canada as Canadian Helicopters and Acasta; and in Asia-Pacific and Antarctica under the HNZ brand. Their total worldwide fleet is over 115 helicopters.

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

One thought on “HNZ Group receives Sikorsky S-92A Helibus under joint venture with PHI for INPEX contract

  • March 8, 2017 at 11:12 am
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    I was in Perth the Month of February with my wife while we were in Au for a month. Interesting to know PHI has some of their big birds there. I’ve been working for PHI for 15 years as a subcontractor pouring concrete for all their bases . They’re are very good company to work with. I know from experience. Say hello to Cory when you read this. We worked with him on the Rock Port Base in Texas . Currently I’m getting prepared to start a large expansion at their Houma,La base. We go to Bega,New South Wales twice a year. If y’all need any help from me I’ll be more than happy since I’ll be helping Australia and PHI

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