Re: The government and that helicopter company
Your letter is sheer rubbish.
The helicopter is fully equipped for rescue operations.
The reason why it was not certified for Tonga was because the Tongans don’t allow them to fly the helicopter in Tonga on their Australian licenses.
Given the dreadful safety record of Tongan ferries and planes in recent years, it is very good that Tonga sticks to its rules this time around.
Another helicopter, exactly the same - Eurocopter AS350, will be in Tonga next month. It will be doing exactly the same thing as the two helicopters in Samoa will be doing - rescue work and sight-seeing.