Lakes District Air Rescue Trust

Operator Profile
 

Key Facts

Current Title:
Lakes District Air Rescue Trust
English Title:
Lakes District Air Rescue Trust
Abbreviation:
LDART
First Established:
1992
ICAO Code:
(None)
Country:
New Zealand
Status:
Active

History

Narrative Summary

Lakes District Air Rescue Trust operates emergency rescue helicopters from bases in Queenstown and Te Anau. It was first established in 1992. Helicopter operations started soon after.

Key Dates

1992 Lakes District Air Rescue Trust first established.
1992 First helicopter delivered – AS350.

Current Status

All LDART helicopters are fully operational.

Future Plans

No plans known.


Markings

Special Markings

The LDART helicopters operates in a basically white colour scheme with operator specific markings.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

The helicopter carries New Zealand civil aircraft registration.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used.


Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
Aerospatiale AS 350 Squirrel 5 5 0 EMS/Search & Rescue

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Aerospatiale AS 350 Squirrel 5 1992 current contractor

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

None known.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Lakes District Air Rescue Trust, PO Box 721, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand.

Organisational Structure

No subordinate units.

Current Unit Assignments

No subordinate units.

Historical Unit Assignments

Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

The helicopters are based at Queenstown Airport and Te Anau Airport, Manapouri.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

As above.


More Information

Books

None known.

Magazines

To be added

Websites

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