Join Air New Zealand and you will work on aircraft at aviation’s leading edge. We have just taken delivery of five new Boeing 777-300s with a unique Air New Zealand-designed interior, in addition to the five 777-200s also flying our long-haul routes.
We will also be the launch customer for the first Boeing 787-9 aircraft (the longer version of the new 787). These aircraft are the first large commercial jets with an all carbon fibre fuselage and a new generation of control systems. The 787 is the biggest step change in civil aviation since the invention of the jet engine.
Air New Zealand is also renewing its fleet of domestic jets, replacing the Boeing 737 with new Airbus A320s, giving us the chance to develop new life cycle maintenance practices using the latest tools and technologies.
If you’d like to work hands-on with the aircraft in the hangar at the airports or in our mechanical or avionics workshops, your best choice is to sign up for the engineering training courses at the Air New Zealand Aviation Institute. You could then be offered a traineeship with Air New Zealand, leading to an internationally recognised NZQA qualification as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. You can then sit CAA exams to become a licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer who can certify maintenance activity. Air New Zealand can give you the training, skills and confidence to carry out one of most responsible jobs in the world – signing out an aircraft with more than 300 people aboard as fit to fly.
Tech Ops has a team of 120 senior engineers, former aviation-trained and general engineers in our Engineering and Quality division who manage the maintenance and modification programmes to be carried out in the hangars and workshops.
We also have a team of aviation support engineers who work closely with the hangars managing day-to-day maintenance issues and developing repair schemes to meet rigorous airworthiness requirements.
As the new generation of aircraft systems are increasingly software controlled, Tech Ops is looking for a new generation of engineers with the IT, avionics and electrical skill sets required to innovate in this field. If you are working towards an electrical or mechanical engineering degree, consider a career in aeronautical engineering with Air New Zealand Technical Operations.