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Auroa Helicopters Ltd

2 seat composite helicopter with a turbine, Built to FAR27 standards of safety,strength & performance while reducing the ownership costs

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Other
  • Location Auroa, Taranaki Region, New Zealand
  • Currency NZD
  • Founded February 2010
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

We manufacture a 2 seat turbine powered all carbon composite helicopter utilising 12 companies from around NZ. by reducing the training and operational costs of ownership. State of the art FADEC compliments this.Our 2012 Oshkosh display validated our research in the niche market of training and personal use. It can be flown here in NZ and selected other countries in the Microlight class with the remainder in the experimental/military catergory


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    Dick Sybrandy

    Being 6'7" (2m) tall it was always going to be an issue fitting into a 2 seat helicopter Being an engineer by trade we have designed and built the new Auroa helicopter after 3 years of intensive research and development.
    CAA have issued Dick with a maintenance approval rating.Prior to this Dick ran his own business employing up to 15 staff.

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    Ian Jamieson
    Consulting engineer

    Former owner/director of We Can Engineering
    Aircraft technician at Feildair
    Engineering degree
    Ian is responsible for the materials procurement, supervising and training the machine operator, machining procedures, material treatment, QA on machined parts and implementing the M1 manufacturing systems.

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    Andrew Kersley
    Axia Design owner/director

    With a master’s degree in Technology majoring in product development plus industrial experience from NZ, UK and USA working with high end brands like Apple. Andrew brings a very broad combination of Design and Project Management skills to the Auroa team and is responsible for the CAD drawings including exploded views, assembly, body mould and engineering.

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    Dan Ratief
    Aero Design Owner/director

    PHD Mechanical engineering
    ME Mechanical
    BE Mechanical
    Private pilot’s license

    Aero design is a CAA part 146 Design organisation which has developed the new ECU system for the Auroa helicopter after a referral from CAA in addition to various design approvals.

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    Clive Rankin
    KCJ Project Management Owner/director

    KCJ Project Management

    Responsible for assembly, procedure, quality assurance and safety manuals
    Was the turbine department manager at Airwork Auckland, now is currently air accident inspector for the CAA as well as running KCJ Project Management.


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