BK117 Medical Fitout

Flight Structures have completed the internal refit of a BK117 for emergency medical services (EMS).   Read more ›

Royal New Zealand Air Force 757 Palletised Medical Fit

The flexible palletised design allows the Air Force Boeing 757 to quickly convert into a flying medical centre able to provide specialised care in the air and in remote locations.

Medical Refit

In December 2013 the Prime Minister John Key launched the new Waikato Westpac Air Ambulance (BK117 B-2) at Hamilton International Airport.  Flight Structures played an important role in getting this aircraft in the air. Read more ›

FALCO 3000 XL - Agricultural Conversion of the PAL 750XL

Farmers Air's Falco 3000 XL is a comprehensive major modification which sets the new standard for agricultural aircraft productively, maintainability, and comfort.

Weatherproof Nosecone on Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Flight Structures fitted two weatherproof nose cones to Westpac Rescue – Auckland for ZK-HLN & ZK-HKZ,  their BK117-850 D2 Helicopters.  Rescue aircraft have to work in a wide variety of conditions, and this modification ensures... Read more ›

FAA STC for R66 Spray System

Flight Structures has worked with Airlift Technologies to successfully gain a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a spray system for R66 Helicopters. Read more ›

EASA STC Awarded - BK117-850D2

We are proud to announce that EASA has awarded Airwork (NZ) Ltd STC approval for the BK117-850D2. The remarkable new engine upgrade that is proving hugely popular with operators throughout Australia and New Zealand is now be available for European countries. Read more ›

BK117 providing aid in Vanuatu.

Garden City Helicopters, based in Christchurch, has sent two helicopters to Vanuatu for disaster relief, after Cyclone Pam caused widespread destruction on the islands. Read more ›

Welcome to Flight Structures

CAA Part 146 Design Organisation

Flight Structures is an engineering consultancy that provides professional design, certification and manufacturing services to the aeronautical industry.

Within this site you will find information on our wide range of services and capabilities, as well as learn what has been keeping us busy recently.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or quries. We hope you enjoy your time here.

Contact Us

info@flightstructures.co.nz | +64 (07) 843 1128

Services

BK117 Crew Seating

BK117 Crew Seating

Flight Structures has developed high density Cabin Seating specifically for the BK117.  With seat fittings  hard-pointed onto the cabin wall,  the space beneath is clear to be used for medical or search and rescue equipment. read more ›

Certification of Role Equipment

Certification of Role Equipment

Flight Structures provides a quick and effective service for approving one-off or series installations of all types of role equipment you need to succeed in your business operations. read more ›

Aerodynamics / Computational Fluid Dynamics

Aerodynamics / Computational Fluid Dynamics

Flight Structures employs aerodynamic specialists who are capable of getting the most out of any design. Flight Structures utilises advanced CFD software packages to model air flow and determine the relative merits of proposed designs... read more ›

Rotorcraft Re-engine Projects

Rotorcraft Re-engine Projects

Flight Structures employs specialist rotorcraft performance engineers, flight test engineers, and certification engineers who are able to conduct re-engine projects to suit your needs. read more ›

Supplementary Type Certificates

Supplementary Type Certificates

An NZCAA Supplementary Type Certificate (STC) is an excellent way to turn your engineering design or modification into a marketable product that your company can sell throughout New Zealand and Australia. read more ›

Major Structural Repairs / Heavy Maintenance Support

Major Structural Repairs / Heavy Maintenance Support

Flight Structures will support you during heavy maintenance inspections to ensure your aircraft is returned to service quicklyand cost effectively. Flight Structures engineers have assisted with C-Checks on Boeing 737 and Airbus A320. read more ›

Specialist Roles Conversion

Specialist Roles Conversion

Major role changes for an aircraft or rotorcraft may mean more substantial changes are required to the basic structure or configuration. Flight Structures has the necessary understanding, manpower, and experience to tackle these large tasks. read more ›

Certification of Equipment Installations

Certification of Equipment Installations

Flight Structures is familiar with the installation and certification of all the latest avionics and equipment installations. We can approve major avionics upgrades for your individual aircraft or an entire fleet. read more ›

Aeronautical Project Management

Aeronautical Project Management

Flight Structures staff are experienced in planning and conducting successful aviation design and certification projects. We can provide project management for a range of projects to help you meet your targets on time and in budget. read more ›

Seats and Berths

Seats and Berths

Flight Structures has three different seating systems available for specialist aircraft roles such as EMS, Medical Tranport, Search and Rescue and Aerial Surveillance. read more ›

Specialist Role Conversions

Specialist Role Conversions

Major role changes for an aircraft or rotorcraft may mean more substantial changes are required to the basic structure or configuration. Flight Structures has the necessary understanding, manpower, and experience to tackle these large tasks. read more ›

Fixed Wing Re-engine Projects

Fixed Wing Re-engine Projects

The staff at Flight Structures have completed over a dozen fixed wing re-engine projects including OEM design and retrofitting of Gas Turbine and Diesel engines. read more ›

Aircraft Fatigue Life Extension

Aircraft Fatigue Life Extension

In some cases it is possible to extend the service life of aircraft or major structure beyond the manufacturer’s Fatigue Safe Life Limit. read more ›

Type Certification

Type Certification

Flight Structures Ltd is experienced working in OEM environments on design and development of new aircraft, or type acceptance of new aircraft. read more ›

Flight Test Programmes

Flight Test Programmes

Flight testing is an extremely effective compliance tool for demonstrating satisfactory function and proving performance capability, but can be costly if not run efficiently. read more ›