Northland Emergency Services Trust

Operator Profile

Key Facts

Current Title:
Northland Emergency Services Trust
English Title:
Northland Emergency Services Trust
First Established:
ICAO Code:
New Zealand


Narrative Summary

The Northland Emergency Services Trust was founded in 1988. The helicopter began operations later the same year.

Key Dates

1988 Northland Emergency Services Trust first established.
1988 First helicopter delivered – Bell 206.

Current Status

The helicopters of NEST are fully operational.

Future Plans

No plans known.


Special Markings

The NEST helicopters operate in three different colour schemes, but all carry ELECTRICITY RESCUE titles on the rear fuselage.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

The helicopter carries New Zealand civil aircraft registration.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used.


Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
Sikorsky S-76A 3 3 0 EMS/Search & Rescue

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Aerospatiale AS350 Ecureuil 1 1991 1994 contractor
Bell 206 JetRanger 1 1988 1991 contractor
MBB BK117 1 1994 19?? contractor
Sikorsky S-76A 3 1997 current contractor

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

None known.


Main Headquarters

Northland Emergency Services Trust, 43 Western Hills Drive, Whangarei, 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 Whangarei Airport.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

As above.

More Information


None known.


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