The Skyline Group
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.
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:
New Zealand Air Ambulance Service Ltd
Based at Auckland Airport, NZAAS has an exemplary history of delivering leading edge, fully accredited aeromedical services throughout New Zealand, the South Pacific and beyond.
NZAAS missions are staffed by experienced medical crew who have been trained in aeromedical care, whether it be nurse lead or a full Intensive care team.
NZAAS hold the highest level of Aeromedical Accreditation available in New Zealand, along with holding an accredited provider status with International Assistance Group based in Paris, qualifying NZAAS as best in-class through this internationally recognised accreditation. NZAAS are privileged to hold contracts with New Zealand District Health Boards, the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) and the Ministry of Health. We are also contracted to undertake missions for insurance companies, assistance companies and government agencies as well as private individuals.
NZAAS scope of services includes medical evacuation/repatriation, inter-hospital transfers and global commercial medical escort services, all of which are offered on an extremely competitive best value basis.
Our team of passionate clinical professionals led by our two medical directors and director of nursing are committed to ensuring the very best in-patient outcomes. NZAAS constantly strive to deliver best value to clients at all times without compromising the highest standards and the clinical welfare of our patients.
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.
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.
With the expansion of our jet fleet and our domestic and global capabilities, Skyline established Jet Charters NZ to ensure our charter clients had 24/7 access to the highest level of professional jet charter services.
From New Zealand domestic operations in one of our Cessna Mustang jets, to a direct flight from New Zealand to Tahiti in our Cessna Sovereign jet and everything in between, our charter manager ensures every need of the most demanding of charter clients is met promptly and efficiently.
Our Jet Charter clients not only get to enjoy flying safely in one of our superb aircraft but can also be provided with beautiful New Zealand fresh cuisine served in the hands of one of our professional flight attendants.
Jet Charters NZ offer the most comprehensive and competitively priced range of jets and turbo props in New Zealand. Jet Charters NZ are not brokers so we are in a position to not only provide a highly competitive solution but we also provide the assurance that the aircraft you will be chartering is one from our superbly maintained and professionally flown fleet.
To ensure our aircraft are maintained to our exacting standards, we established our own in house NZCAA Approved Part 145 Engineering facility in 2014.
We have established a small team of expert licensed engineers with approvals to maintain all the aircraft in the Skyline fleet.
Our expertise extends beyond routine maintenance of our fleet to complete fixed wing and helicopter refurbishment, with numerous projects completed to the highest standards.
Skyline AeroMaintenance also provide a turnkey maintenance service to third party clients.
We have also established a very competent team to manage our Stores and Logistics and carry an extensive range of spares in stock which helps ensure minimal downtime for scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance
We have an extensive range of approved parts vendors around the globe which helps ensure 24/7 access to parts and heavy maintenance support.
For select clients, we provide a ‘fly in fly out’ service which enables them to seamlessly maintain their operations when their aircraft is in maintenance. This service is supported in one of our back up King Air aircraft on a dry or wet lease, long or short-term basis.