New Zealand bids farewell to P-3K2 Orion fleet
On January 24, three Lockheed P-3K2 Orions departed Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Auckland in Whenaupai for a formation flight over the country's North Island to bid farewell to the type after more than 55 years of service
US Navy's 'Red Lancers' familiarise the RNZAF with Poseidon ops
The US Navy's VP-10 ‘Red Lancers’ spent the latter part of October at RNZAF Base Ohakea displaying the capabilities of the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to the RNZAF with a single aircraft and nine crew and maintenance staff
Vildebeest restoration reaches milestone
Inter-war biplane stands on its undercarriage again
Meet the RNZAF C-130 crew helping Ukraine
Despite being on the other side of the world the Royal New Zealand Air Force has flown in to help boost the beleaguered European nation, Air Forces Monthly chats to the crew
New Zealand sends C-130H(NZ) and personnel to Afghanistan
The New Zealand Defence Force has deployed around 80 military personnel alongside a RNZAF-operated Lockheed C-130H(NZ) Hercules aircraft to Afghanistan to support the ongoing evacuation efforts of coalition forces, civilians and collaborators from the country
Boeing receives new Poseidon production contract
Boeing has been contracted to produce a further 18 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft – a deal which includes more aircraft for the US Navy and the first examples for New Zealand and South Korea.
New Zealand museum's photo archives online
Researchers can now browse and download thousands of images of New Zealand’s military aviation history.
RNZAF send NH90s to assist Australian bushfire crisis
The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has deployed three NHIndustries NH90 TTH medium-lift tactical transport helicopters and roughly 80 additional New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel to Australia to provide support in the fight against the country’s ongoing bushfires.
US approves New Zealand C-130J purchase
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale of five Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules to New Zealand.