We are a professional helicopter operation specialising in the commercial, agricultural and tourism sectors, with bases at New Plymouth Airport, South Waikato and Hokitika.

We are a professional helicopter operation specialising in the commercial, agricultural and tourism sectors, with bases at New Plymouth Airport, South Waikato and Hokitika.

At the core of our success are our highly trained people with their positive can-do attitude, top-quality helicopters and support equipment, and the robust systems and processes that keep everyone safe on the job while providing our clients with outstanding customer service.

Our Helicopter Services

Commercial Services

From precision lifting to seismic surveying, moving drilling rigs to transporting international movie stars around the country, there isn't much PHL can't handle when it comes to commercial aerial missions.

Agricultural Services

You have a plough, drill, bailer and trailer. We have buckets, spray gear, long-lines and lifting strops. We think of our helicopters as flying tractors that do all the jobs your ground equipment can't.

Tourism Services

We show both locals and international tourists alike the natural beauty of our country, from the air. Wherever you want to go, whatever you'd like to see, we can take you there.

Our Team

The people are the lifeblood of PHL and are what make us so successful. Our team are passionate about delivering helicopter services to the agricultural and commercial sectors in a friendly, safe and efficient manner for maximum customer satisfaction.

PHL's 20-Year History

The PHL story began back in the late 90s with husband and wife duo, Matt and Tammy Newton. From a shed on a farm in Urenui, Taranaki, the Newtons started out leasing helicopters to carry out aerial contracting work. Growth quickly followed to the present day and PHL now employ over a dozen staff and run five helicopters across bases in New Plymouth, South Waikato and Hokitika.

Our Locations

At PHL, we provide agricultural and commercial helicopter services from our Piopio (South Waikato) and New Plymouth (Taranaki) bases. We also offer heli-tours from both these bases as well as our new Hokitika base located right next to the Hokitika Gorge with easy access to the Southern Alps and its popular mountainous and glacial attractions.

What sets us apart is the calibre of our people,
the quality of our aircraft and equipment,
 and our robust systems and processes.

At PHL safety is paramount and it is weaved into everything we do; before, during and after each and every flight.

Professional helicopter services in Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatū, South Waikato, the Central Plateau, Westland and the Southern Alps.

From the ground up customer safety and satisfaction is at the core of everything we do.

Our can-do attitude, top-notch gear, and impeccable safety record are what set us apart.

Choose PHL for top-quality aircraft and support equipment, great people who know what they're doing, with robust systems and processes.

Ready to fly with us?

Great, flick us a message or give us a call for a chat about taking to the skies with PHL.