Air New Zealand Engineering & Maintenance offers specialised production of high quality items produced by an experienced, highly skilled and efficient workforce, supported by efficient production control and planning. We specialise in metal and composite structures and other component parts built to aircraft standards.

Air New Zealand Engineering & Maintenance has wide experience in both the civil and military marketplace and a worldwide customer base. Manufacturing is carried out to existing designs under licence, or to Air New Zealand Engineering & Maintenance CAD designs for specific customer requests. This 'Design and Manufacture' capability offers customers a one-stop shop.

Since 1993 Air New Zealand Engineering & Maintenance has produced Lockheed Martin C-130H/J Nose and Main Landing Gear Ski Assemblies and has in place a Manufacturing Licence Agreement with Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems (LMAS) for this activity.


A wide range of aircraft quality items are produced including:

  • C-130 H/J Hercules Skis
  • Aircraft galleys, cabin bulkheads and screens
  • Aircraft interior equipment including IFE equipment stowage units


Air New Zealand Engineering & Maintenance capability includes the following:

  • Metal and composite structures
  • Vacuum formed plastic parts
  • Tube assembly manufacture (to LMAS or Boeing specifications)
  • Steel components (to 300Ksi)
  • Electrical wiring harness manufacture
  • Cable manufacture


A comprehensive range of processes are available on-site to support manufacturing operations. These include:

  • Autoclave and heat vacuum bonding
  • Machining, welding, anodising
  • Plasma and Electro spraying
  • Electro-deposition
  • Heat treatment
  • Metal bonding
  • Specialist bending and forming operations
  • Non-Destructive testing/inspection

Air New Zealand Engineering & Maintenance has established relationships with specialist process vendors, universities and consulting companies in New Zealand, Australia and the United States to enhance capability in key areas including: forging and heat treatment of high strength steel, advanced machining, technical assistance and design.


Air New Zealand Engineering & Maintenance has excellent manufacturing facilities located in Christchurch and Auckland.

Manufacturing has a strong customer focus and prides itself on high standards of customer service and quality.

For further information please contact us.