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Kamov Helicopter Makes Spectacular Landing at CentrePort
Kamov Helicopter Makes Spectacular Landing at CentrePort
Thursday, 21 April 2011 14:42

Following an eventful journey up the South Island from Dunedin, including a couple of unscheduled stops due to adverse weather, the Russian built Kamov Helicopter KA32 - HL9470 arrived at CentrePort on Monday 18 April and landed spectacularly in 40 knot gale southerlies that were buffeting the country.

The helicopter, owned and operated by Chang Woon Aviation is now being prepared at CentrePort to make the journey to Port Moresby, PNG, following completion of a job based out of New Zealand.  The helicopter’s journey home and its stay in New Zealand has been project managed by International project Forwarding company Deugro (NZ) Ltd and a number of suppliers who each bring their unique expertise to ensure its safe transportation.

The Kamov arrived with its own team of pilots and engineers who have been engaged in removing the rotors, which were packed into crates, and who have been overseeing the wrapping of the machine, to guard against sea spray damage, to ready it for shipping. 

Deugro Logistics Manager George Pittman expressed his thanks to the team at CentrePort by saying that “the CentrePort team led by David Hagen was most accommodating and helpful with regards the requirements of themselves and their client.”
 The helicopter will be shipped to Papua New Guinea on the Swire Shipping North Asia service, aboard the Pacific Resolution, leaving Wellington on Thursday 21st April.




Blair O’Keeffe

04 495 3800
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