Established in 1988, Skyline Aviation has come to be the most trusted and well-resourced air ambulance and charter operator in New Zealand providing 24/7 services 365 days of the year. Our purpose built air ambulance facility at Hawke’s Bay Airport features indoor patient loading, guest lounge, fixed base operation facility including a dedicated operations centre.
We are committed to the safety of our people, patients and passengers and consider thorough training for all crew a critical component for success. We have safely transported more the 45,000 people to date.
We are the largest King Air operator in New Zealand and we have dedicated 24/7/365 day in-house engineering support though our NZCAA Approved Part 145 maintenance organization. The King Air is the most respected and best selling twin engine turboprop aircraft ever manufactured due to its versatility and reliability. The King Air’s history of safety, performance, speed, comfort and value have led to this aircraft becoming the most popular turbo-prop air ambulance globally.
Skyline operate the King Air C90, B200 and B350 variants. These pressurized aircraft are the benchmark for patient comfort and safety and have the ability to fly above the weather.
Our aircraft are fitted with Garmin avionics autopilot system and our investment in the fleet ensures enhanced levels of safety, operational simplicity and situational awareness for flight operations.
We are the most experienced and best resourced King Air owner, operator and maintenance organization in New Zealand.
We also operate Citation Mustang, Citation Sovereign and Beech 400XT Nextant Jets servicing the Asia Pacific region and beyond. All aircraft we operate have satellite telephone and flight tracking systems providing worldwide telephone communication and real time tracking available for use by flight crew, passengers and clinical teams.
Our pilots are supported through our Check & Training Manager and a robust checking and training system including world class simulator training.
In 2008 our managing director, Mike Toogood was awarded the Queens Service Medal for his contribution to air rescue and air ambulance services.