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.
Helicopter Services (BOP) Limited is dedicated to supplying an economical, high quality, forestry & agricultural service. Whether it be chemical application through to fire fighting, we have developed, and currently use, the latest equipment, which enables us to cater to any of your requirements.
FIRE FIGHTING - We provide a 24/7 on-call service for fire fighting. Three aircraft are simultaneously available, together with a large amount of support equipment, which allows a quick response together with the ability to operate continuously for up to three hours before needing to re-fuel. This allows a high impact response for containment prior to a fire getting out of control.
Services & Equipment Available
Aircraft Spray System with the following technology:
- 1000 litre spray tank
- Aquaflow low-drift nozzles
- Autocal flow control
"Ring of Death" longline spot spraying system allows HSBOP to perform confined area spot spraying operations.
Differential GPS - We operate both Tracmap and AgNav systems, which guarantees accurate chemical application and also enables us to import and export all application information.
Fertiliser & Seeding Buckets with a 1.2 tonne capacity.
Support Equipment - We operate a self-contained truck and trailer unit with helipad, which enables us to transport all chemical, water and fuel requirements for any particular operation. We also have available:
- 1,400 litre fuel trailer
- 14,000 litre fuel truck
- Low loader truck
- JCB Telehandler
Chemical Store - We have our own approved bulk chemical store based in Taupo, which allows us to store customer's products until required.
Communications - All aircraft and support vehicles are equipped with cell phone and radio equipment. All ground crew have portable hand held radios.
We were called in by Greenfield Diving Services to help them replace the main valve on the Raymond Dam in New Zealand. Here you will see the divers and Andrew working together to remove the old valve and place the new one! Awesome team to work with.
Helicopter Services is providing support for Scott Donaldson as he makes his way to New Zealand in his kayak.
A risky attempt to deliver much-needed supplies to a Kiwi trans-Tasman kayaker has been a success.
Helicopter Services (BOP) Ltd gains AIRCARE accreditation
Pilot Mark Funnell and Police SAR Sergeant Mark Bond from Taupo leave Ardmore for Raoul Island.
Helicopter Services winch Salvors on and off the MV Rena.
Check out our videos for examples of our extensive experience in Helicopter and fixed wing operations...
Helicopter Services is providing New Zealand based support services for the salvage of the MV Rena.
Here is just one of the camera mounts we can fit to our helicopter to accomodate gyro stabilized cameras.
HSBOP have salvaged many aircraft, which have been damaged, and returned them to a location where they can be repaired.