Volcanic Air operates a carefully curated fleet to meet the unique needs of our company. We have been operating in this region for over 30 years and are a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) certified operator. Our fleet maintenance schedules comply with New Zealand Civil Aviation safety standards and our maintenance is carried out by Hamilton Aero Maintenance. All of our aircraft are equipped with real time satellite tracking systems.
For helicopters (Waka Topatopa), we have selected two Eurocopter AS350 B2s and one Eurocopter AS350 B3 which are based at our hangar. Mostly referred to as Squirrels, these machines are renowned for their versatility and for providing luxury passenger services with spacious, unparalleled viewing. Each helicopter can seat 5-6 passengers pending individual weights. The seat in the front can be switched out for 1 or 2 passengers, and the bench seat in the back is raised to provide a clear view out of the front windows. In those instances when the helicopter is full, we will make sure to swap those passengers in the middle with those on the outside after a landing so everyone can enjoy a window seat. Leather seats, noise reducing headsets, modern avionics systems and an extensive safety system means you will be flying in comfort and arriving at your destination safely.