Our new helicopter – an ex sheriff MD600N all the way from Alabama USA
We are proud to formally announce that we have taken delivery of a new helicopter to expand our fleet. With over 12 months of research we have secured an ex sheriff MD600N all the way from Alabama USA.
The bigger and more powerful 600N with the registration ZK-IJD (India Juliet Delta) will be based in the Wairarapa and available to service the lower North Island. This aircraft is one of only two MD600N’s currently being operated within NZ and will add to our capacity to respond to Search and Rescue, Civil Defence emergencies and Fire Fighting. Also with an increase in lift capacity to boot, this heli is a great addition to the Amalgamated fleet. Executive passengers will also benefit from this class of helicopter with comfortable seating for 6 plus pilot and the ability to reconfigure to 7 plus the pilot. It has the NOTAR system (no tail rotor) which enhances safety and reduces its noise signature.
It is one of the fastest helicopters in NZ with a top speed of 152kts (282kph) so our response time will be unmatched locally and in the Greater Wellington Region.
So if you are in the Wairarapa or further a field in the Greater Wellington Region keep an eye out if see a helicopter you haven’t seen before, it will no doubt be ZK-IJD. We look forward to showcasing this great helicopter and welcome the addition to help with our ever growing work load.