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Aeronautical

Work at the leading edge of aerospace

Aviation is one of the world’s most dynamic sectors of the economy, where engineering innovation is often the best answer to increasing demands for comfort, convenience, efficiency and environmental responsibility.

It is the world’s most technically advanced and safest form of travel precisely because engineers are in control of the aircraft during design and manufacture when it’s on the ground and in the regulatory authorities.

Engineering heaven

Passengers might think an aircraft comes as ‘standard’ out of the factory and that’s true for most airlines, but Air New Zealand is different. We fly some of the longest routes in the world so we work hard to offer world-beating levels of comfort and reliability. We developed unique premium economy seats and the award winning ‘Skycouch’ seat - the world’s first flat sleeping platform in economy - and we regularly modify and refine our aircraft throughout their lives with us. It takes a highly skilled and talented team to create and implement these changes.

Our Aeronautical Engineers are responsible for the ‘configuration’ of our aircraft and for designing maintenance programmes that will deliver airworthiness, passenger and crew safety and optimal performance. Factor in the different needs of marketing, operations, cabin and flight deck crews and the most rigorous regulatory environment in the world outside the nuclear industry, and these roles puts you at the heart of aviation.

If you are a graduate looking for a flying start, or an experienced aeronautical engineer, the world’s best airline is the best place to accelerate your career.

Air Transport World voted Air New Zealand the world’s best airline twice within three years, 2012 and 2010, and the world’s best airline maintenance and repair organisation in 2010.

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