For immediate release: 1 August 2019

Nelson-based helicopter operator HNZ New Zealand has rebranded to PHI International following its acquisition by the United States helicopter company, PHI Inc.

The company, which provides helicopter transportation, search and rescue, and marine pilot transfer services to international customers in offshore oil and gas exploration and production, will continue to be based in Nelson under its new name.

The acquisition means ownership of HNZ’s offshore businesses in New Zealand, Australia and the Philippines has been transferred to PHI Inc..

A process to rebrand the company to reflect its new status as part of PHI Inc. has been underway since the start of August.

The website has been replaced with

In the future, the company’s uniforms and signage will be refreshed with the new brand and its trading name changed to PHI International to reflect its new status.

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