Successful FIDAE Trade Show, Santiago, Chile | 9-14 April 2024

Successful FIDAE Trade Show, Santiago, Chile | 9-14 April 2024

We had an amazing time attending FIDAE 2024, the largest trade show in Latin America, with our Cloudburst Fire Bucket. Held from April 9-14 in Santiago, Chile, FIDAE is renowned for its Aerospace, Defense, and Security exhibitions. This year’s event featured 428 exhibitors and 106 aircraft performances, drawing an estimated 92,000 attendees. Our expert team…

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Welcoming Japanese Clients for Innovative Testing

Welcoming Japanese Clients for Innovative Testing

Successful flight testing of a new Ground-Effect Spreading Bucket In late May, we had the pleasure of welcoming our clients from Japan to witness the flight and static testing of our newly designed Ground-Effect Spreading Bucket. This innovative design aims to meet their unique requirements, showcasing our commitment to tailored solutions. The highlight of the…

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IMS NZ lifting equipment solutions

IMS NZ lifting equipment solutions

 Improve your helicopter operations with IMS lifting equipment solutions At IMS NZ, we offer a comprehensive range of lifting equipment solutions to cater to your specific needs. From longlines, swivels, and remote hooks to cargo nets, slings, and strops, we have you covered. Our equipment is made from high-quality materials and is meticulously designed to…

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Simplify water containment – Cloudburst Dams

Simplify water containment – Cloudburst Dams

Cloudburst Dams: Simple and compact  Cloudburst Dams: Quick, easy, and portable water containment Cloudburst Dams provide a simple and compact solution that is quick to set up, dismantle, and transport. Whether you need to create a temporary reservoir for firefighting, construction, or emergency response purposes. Tailored sizes and optional accessories To cater to a wide…

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Cloudburst Long Lines: Aerial Firefighting Solutions

Cloudburst Long Lines: Aerial Firefighting Solutions

At IMS NZ Ltd, we’ve designed high-quality long lines for the Cloudburst Fire Bucket, perfect for aerial firefighting operations. Key Features Pre-Stretched and Heat-Set: Our long lines are pre-stretched and heat-set to minimize elasticity and prevent in-flight vibration. Durable Covers and Zippers: Made from durable, high-visibility material, our covers fit snugly around the line and…

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Our Dedicated Team at IMS NZ Ltd

Our Dedicated Team at IMS NZ Ltd

The People behind our Innovation and Quality Richard Lane – Managing Director Richard Lane, our Managing Director, leads customer satisfaction, sales, and aftersales service. He is deeply involved in product design and development, ensuring continuous innovation. Representing IMS NZ Ltd globally at tradeshows and client visits, Richard stays attuned to the helicopter industry’s evolving needs….

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Maximise Efficiency with Ground-Effect Spreader Buckets

Maximise Efficiency with Ground-Effect Spreader Buckets

IMS NZ Ltd manufactures the Ground-Effect range of under slung spreader buckets with a unique hopper design for complete evacuation. Designed for Complete Product Evacuation The Ground-Effect Spreading Bucket comes in various capacities to suit fertiliser, baiting, and seeding applications. Its unique features include variable flow control and product placement on the distribution spinner, ensuring…

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About IMS NZ – Helicopter Equipment

About IMS NZ – Helicopter Equipment

A Family-Owned Legacy in Engineering and Aviation IMS New Zealand Limited, based in the Hawke’s Bay region, is a family-owned company with deep roots in the engineering and aviation industries. Our commitment to innovation and quality drives us to create a productive environment where development is carried out safely and sustainably. Our diverse and dedicated…

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Inside IMS NZ: Interview with Managing Director Richard Lane

Inside IMS NZ: Interview with Managing Director Richard Lane

We interviewed Richard Lane, the Managing Director of IMS New Zealand, to learn more about the company’s essence. How did IMS NZ come to be founded in 2008, and what inspired its entry into the engineering and aviation industries? In 2000, I was already working in the aviation industry, designing and building helicopter equipment for…

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World Defense Show 2024 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | 4-8 Feb 2024

World Defense Show 2024 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | 4-8 Feb 2024

World Defense Show 2024 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | 4-8 Feb 2024 | Stand XH3 We are thrilled to announce that IMS New Zealand Ltd will be showcasing our Cloudburst Fire Bucket at the upcoming World Defense Show 2024 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from February 4-8. This global event is set to provide an unparalleled platform…

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Hai Heli Expo in Anaheim, USA: 27-29 Feb 2024

Hai Heli Expo in Anaheim, USA: 27-29 Feb 2024

Hai Heli Expo 2024 Anaheim, USA | 27-29 Feb 2024 Visit IMS New Zealand Ltd on Stand 7914 to find out more about our product offering and to talk to our expert team. The Hai Heli Expo is the world’s leading helicopter organization and for more than 70 years has provided support, services and set…

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Post-Event Report: Hai Heli Expo 28-30 January 2020

Post-Event Report: Hai Heli Expo 28-30 January 2020

The Hai Heli Expo 2020 held recently in Anaheim, California, provided hundreds of education courses, seminars, workshops, and forums, networking with over 18,000 industry professionals, and 700+ exhibits spanning more than 1,000,000 square feet with 60+ aircraft on display. Ground-Effect & Cloudburst Take Centre Stage The Hai Heli Expo 2020 saw a huge turnout for…

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IMS NZ Ltd Attends Key Trade Shows in Orlando, Florida and Boise, Idaho, USA.

IMS NZ Ltd Attends Key Trade Shows in Orlando, Florida and Boise, Idaho, USA.

Recently the IMS team attended two key trade shows in the USA as the northern hemisphere expo, conference and trade show season for aviation events gets into full swing. NAAA Ag Aviation Expo & Annual Conference Richard and Kevin spent the week talking everything aerial agriculture at the National Agriculture Aviation Association (NAAA) Ag Aviation…

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2019-2020 IMS Calendar of Tradeshows, Expos & Events

2019-2020 IMS Calendar of Tradeshows, Expos & Events

IMS NZ Ltd is looking forward to a very busy 2019-2020 with plenty of attendance at tradeshows, expos and events in New Zealand, Australia and the USA. In this article we’re providing you with a run-down of the events we’ll be attending. 2019-2020 Key Dates for IMS –––––––––––– AIA Aviation Leadership Conference 4-6 August 2019…

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Jordan will be attending the AAAA trade show 3-6 June in NSW, Australia.

Jordan will be attending the AAAA trade show 3-6 June in NSW, Australia.

Jordan will be attending the Aerial Application Association of Australia (AAAA) trade show 3-6 June at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley in Lovedale, NSW, Australia. Jordan is taking bookings now to meet with operators attending the show to discuss the latest developments with the Ground-Effect Spreading Bucket and associated under-slung helicopter equipment. Give him a…

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Safety Notice for all Operators using Helicopter Spreading Buckets

Safety Notice for all Operators using Helicopter Spreading Buckets

Recently we received feedback from a New Zealand operator who has highlighted a risk factor when operating a helicopter bucket with a spreader bar / coat hanger on a MD 500 series helicopter. Due to the way the mechanical release mechanism is mounted to the helicopter (directly onto the cyclic), we would like to take…

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Hai Heli-Expo in Atlanta, GA, USA: 5-7 March 2019

Hai Heli-Expo in Atlanta, GA, USA: 5-7 March 2019

Earlier this month Richard and Jordan from IMS attended the Hai Heli-Expo held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA alongside US partners and distributors Aerial Mission Solutions (AMS). Hai Heli-Expo 2019 in Atlanta, GA, USA As the largest helicopter tradeshow​ in the world, the Hai Heli-Expo 2019 event was held at the Georgia World Congress Center in…

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IMS Calendar of Tradeshows, Expos, Events & Visits for 2019

IMS Calendar of Tradeshows, Expos, Events & Visits for 2019

2019 is gearing up to be an even bigger year than 2018 with a raft of tradeshows, expos and events to attend around the world. Richard and Jordan will also spend the southern hemisphere winter visiting clients throughout New Zealand and Australia. 2019 Key Dates for IMS –––––––––––– Hai Heli-Expo 5-7 March 2019 at the…

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Cloudburst Fire Bucket Product Developments

  • Cloudburst Fire Bucket Product Developments
  • Cloudburst Fire Bucket Product Developments
  • Cloudburst Fire Bucket Product Developments
  • Cloudburst Fire Bucket Product Developments
  • Cloudburst Fire Bucket Product Developments
  • Cloudburst Fire Bucket Product Developments
  • Cloudburst Fire Bucket Product Developments
  • Cloudburst Fire Bucket Product Developments
  • Cloudburst Fire Bucket Product Developments
  • Cloudburst Fire Bucket Product Developments
  • Cloudburst Fire Bucket Product Developments
  • Cloudburst Fire Bucket Product Developments

Throughout the life of the Cloudburst Fire Bucket, which now spans more than a decade, we’ve been continuously striving for innovation and reliability by using the latest technology and methods available to us from many industries around the world. Fire Bucket Training With The San Diego Fire Department On one of our recent trips to…

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