Precision Helicopters Ltd (PHL) is a cooperative aviation company working exclusively for and on behalf of its owners. It holds both a CAA General Aviation and CAA Agricultural Helicopter Operator certificate, together with AirCare™ accreditation. PHL has an enviable reputation for customer service. We are proud of our integrity, honesty and openness. We are progressive in our thinking and company development. It is our people that make PHL so strong.
PHL sets the standard for operational safety and efficiency for helicopter operations within New Zealand. We accomplish the extraordinary, exceeding our customers’ expectations in every instance. We achieve this goal by investing in high caliber personnel, their continuous on-going training, and by the use of leading edge technology to meet our customers’ and company’s needs.
Matt NewtonNew Plymouth Base Manager
Neal "Frosty" AndrewsBlenheim Base Manager
Brian GrantPiopio Base Manager
Patrick AmbergerHokitika Base Manager
Allan BodmanNew Plymouth Base
Senior Pilot & Instructor
Michael "Marty" FryNew Plymouth Base
Nathan GibsonNew Plymouth Base
Load Master & Pilot
Matt AdamsNew Plymouth Base
Load Master & Pilot
Daniel ClarkNew Plymouth Base
Head Office Team
Matt NewtonCo-Founder and Chief Pilot
As Chief Pilot and Flying Instructor, I closely monitor our pilots, ensuring they are assigned only to tasks that suite their ability. This minimises risk to our clients but also maximises production.
At PHL you are in good hands. Both Matt and I are from flying blood and we have been involved in aviation from the day we were born.
Chris FordyceGeneral Manager
The development of strong systems using leading edge technologies has enabled us to become one of New Zealand's most capable and compliant aviation companies.
Excellent customer service combined with attention to detail keeps our clients coming back. My job is to ensure everything we do is correct and we miss nothing!