Our story

Advanced Flight was established in 1998, when founder and director Keith Stephens realised his vision for an Auckland-based helicopter management and charter company.

Today we are one of New Zealand's largest helicopter charter services with a fleet of nine luxury single and twin engine high-performance helicopters dedicated to passenger transport.

In 2010, Keith's long-held plans for a purpose-built base close to both Auckland International Airport and the city centre were fulfilled with the launch of Auckland Heliport. Recognised with a 2011 New Zealand Architecture Award from the New Zealand Institute of Architects, these premises reflect both the quality of our aircraft and our commitment to customer service. 

Safety is paramount to our operation. Our pilots have a wealth of experience, both here and overseas, and must have a minimum of 2500 flying hours to join us. All our aircraft arrive factory-new and have only ever been operated by us. All our engineering is done by our trusted team in-house, rather than being outsourced.

It is this personal commitment to your safety and comfort, combined with a desire to constantly exceed expectations, that sets us apart and continues to drive and motivate us.