GCH Aviation are pleased to advise that Kaikoura Helicopters have been awarded the Qualmark GOLD award for Sustainable
“A Gold Award recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand, with the delivery of exceptional
customer experiences an integral part of everything they do. A Gold Sustainable Tourism Award identifies those
businesses leading the way in making the New Zealand tourism industry a world class sustainable visitor destination”
The award also recognises our operation as an environmentally friendly and holistically sustainable experience, where
safe principles and practices are part of every flight, and where you will always find a genuine welcome and true New
We strive to protect the local communities in which we operate, whilst delivering a world class and safe experience for
all our visitors!
Caroline Blanchfield, Group Marketing Manager for GCH Aviation said Qualmark is a recognised symbol of excellence for NZ
Tourism businesses and we aim to take our all bases through the Qualmark process.
Three of our GCH Aviation bases are now Qualmark Gold and we feel a huge sense of achievement as a company in attaining
Established in 1983, GCH Aviation is the only company to hold the prestigious Helicopter Association of New Zealand
Diamond Safety Award for 30+ years continuous service without injury accident to self, passengers or crew.
GCH Aviation is headquartered in Christchurch at a purpose-built aviation base at Christchurch Airport. With other bases
in Nelson, Greymouth, Wellington, Vanuatu and Fiji, the company owns more than 30 aircraft and employs over 120 staff
across its helicopter and fixed wing aircraft services which as well as tourism flights, also includes certified flight
training, air rescue and air ambulance operations. GCH Aviation is the only New Zealand aviation company to be an
accredited Virtuoso Travel supplier.