Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust

Operator Profile

Key Facts

Current Title:
Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust
English Title:
Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust
First Established:
ICAO Code:
New Zealand


Narrative Summary

The Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust was first formed in 1998 to establish and fund a dedicated intensive care rescue helicopter service for the greater Otago area. The helicopter began operations later in 1998.

Key Dates

1998 Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust first established.

Current Status

The Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter is fully operational.

Future Plans

No plans known.


Special Markings

The ORH operates in an overall black colour scheme with OTAGO REGIONAL RESCUE titles on the 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
MBB BK 117 1 1 0 EMS/Search & Rescue

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
MBB BK 117 1 1998 current Helicopters Otago

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

None known.


Main Headquarters

Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust, PO Box 188, Dunedin 9054, 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 helicopter is based at Taieri Airfield in Mosgie.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

As above.

More Information


None known.


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