to GCH Aviation

You’ve landed at the home of New Zealand’s most experienced and safest private aviation companies. GCH Aviation represent over three decades of helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft services in New Zealand, Fiji and Vanuatu.

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 a specialist UAV (drone) imaging facility.

For over three 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

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

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

Take advantage of our scenic tour packages, designed to show off the best our regions have to offer, or customise a scenic flight of your own to suit your desired experience.

Helicopter Pilot Training

There is nothing that quite matches the exhilaration and satisfaction of piloting your own helicopter.

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 yo 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 trainees.

Jet Centre

We are home to Canterbury’s first full-service corporate Jet facility, based at Christchurch International Airport.

We deliver a 24-hour, 5-star FBO service with excellence and the utmost discretion.

Our VIP lounge offers complimentary refreshments in a relaxing and welcoming environment.
Ground handling services include aircraft towing,  luggage handling, aircraft interior cleaning, refueling and much more.

Air Rescue & Air Ambulance Services

We are a proud provider and operator of full-time, world-class air rescue operations for the Canterbury, West Coast, Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, as well as air ambulance services throughout New Zealand.

We have achieved 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.

Commercial Operation Services

GCH Aviation is a leading provider of safe, effective and cost-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 and Vanuatu in the Pacific offering unique aerial solutions to a wide variety of difficult-access situations, you can trust us with your industrial lifting, inspections and surveys, orchard and vinyard support, fire fighting, aerial sluicing and more.