• Agricultural & Forestry

    Helicopter Services (BOP) Limited has built a solid reputation over the last 30 years of efficiency, safety and experience and specialises in the sustainability of the New Zealand forestry industry - a member of the NZ Agricultural Aviation Association & fully certified under Growsafe and Spreadmark; meeting all NZ Civil Aviation Authority requirements.


  • Charter & Survey

    Helicopter Services (BOP) Limited operates four helicopters and three fixed wing aircraft for charter,  survey and photography work.  Power line survey, hunting trips, or catching a connecting flight are further services we provide to cater to your requirements.





  • Lifting & Construction

    Helicopter Services (BOP) Limited is one of the few aviation companies in New Zealand, which has successfully been involved in precision lifting and construction at high altitudes.  Our core business being to provide support for maintenance of the many Department of Conservation walking tracks and huts, as well as the busy Central North Island ski fields.


  • Search & Rescue

    Helicopter Services (BOP) Limited has been involved in Search & Rescue (SAR) in excess of 25 years.The company was involved in establishing and management of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and SAR operations from hospitals at Palmerston North, Rotorua, Tauranga, and the Waikato.  To this day we still have a rescue helicopter and fixed wing support aircraft at Taupo.


About Us

Helicopter Services (BOP) Limited is an aviation company based in Taupo, New Zealand and is part of the Funnell family group of companies.  Since the mid 1980's it has grown from one helicopter operating out of Taupo, to a fleet of aircraft involved in all types of helicopter operations throughout the Central North Island and beyond, specialising in search and rescue, forestry, agriculture chemical application, filming, construction and lifting.



Heli Maintenance (BOP) Ltd

Heli Maintenance (BOP) Limited is the company Helicopter Services (BOP) Limited recommends and uses for its maintenance and parts requirements.  For all enquiries contact John Bates as per below details.


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Contact Details:

Engineering Hangar

Taupo Airport, 

P O Box 158, TAUPO 3351

Ph:  +64-7-378 3898

Fax:  +64-7-378-0867

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