Established in 1988 by our founding director Mike Toogood, the Skyline Group has evolved to become New Zealand’s most capable and arguably most respected air ambulance and specialized air charter operators, reaching all corners of New Zealand, out into the South Pacific and beyond.
Our Group of Companies
The Skyline group is a privately owned business that has incorporated and founded companies to met the demands of our diverse client base. The group offers total solutions and expertise in aviation, medical coordination and intensive care medicine.
These businesses have become integral into the overall success of our operation:
Skyline Aviation Ltd
Skyline have been providing turnkey aeromedical and charter services to multiple New Zealand Government agencies, assistance companies, corporate, Pacific Island governments and private individuals across New Zealand and the South Pacific for over 30 years. With bases throughout New Zealand Skyline is one of the busiest aeromedical organisation in New Zealand. NZAAS utilize Skyline international jet fleet and King Air’s to retrieve and repatriate patients on a daily basis. Skyline aircraft are maintained to the highest of standards by their in house qualified engineering team who work in the Skyline Aero Maintenance NZCAA approved Part 145 facility.
Med AssistNZ Ltd
A new company to the group Med Assist NZ offers a comprehensive medical assistance service to international patients from the South Pacific enabling them access to world class healthcare in New Zealand. Our clients include medical aid programmes, governments, ministry of health departments, hospitals, insurance companies and private individuals. The service facilitated the treatment of over 300 patients in 2019 who required treatment not available in their home country. Our in-house medical team and patient coordinator work with referring facilities, securing diagnostic testing, specialist appointments and surgeries both in the private sector and public hospitals. Our close relationship with New Zealand’s leading hospitals allows our adult and paediatric patients access to world-class healthcare without delay at competitive prices. Our dedicated case coordinators manage patients and support persons accommodation, airfares, visa, medical escorts for transfer to NZ on commercial airlines and air ambulance for critically unwell patients. A driver for transportation to appointments is available along with a MedAssist NZ support person to visit while you are in hospital and undergoing diagnostic appointments. Our team speak English and Samoan and understand the cultural needs of our patients, ensuring they are supported in what can be a stressful time. Comprehensive reporting on patient treatment and an ongoing care plan is provided to all our clients, promoting consistency of care thereby ensuring best patient outcomes for when they return home.