It’s our job to serve New Zealand from the skies. To do this we have a fleet of diverse aircraft – all ready to take to the air at a moment’s notice. By the very nature of the fact that our role is predominantly airborne, careers with us invariably involve working with complex, cutting-edge technology.
We’re involved in many different types of operations. In New Zealand, our P3K Orions and Iroquois helicopters are on standby 24-7 to conduct search and rescue operations. Or we might be called upon to fly in supplies when the New Zealand climate turns nasty, be it floods, snowstorms or earthquakes. As we’ve seen, we’re not immune from the types of disaster scenarios that happen in other countries.
Our aircraft support the Navy in patrolling the waters, guarding against drug, piracy and terror threats, as well as Illegal fishing. Naturally we support our colleagues in the Army too, helping them move personnel and equipment. Our Iroquois helicopters also help the police to prevent criminal activities.