New Zealand Defence Force awards Hawker Pacific

New Zealand Defence Force awards Hawker Pacific

Hawker Pacific, an Aircraft Sales and Support company has received an award for excellence from the New Zealand Ministry of Defence.

The Company signed a contract with the New Zealand Defence Force to supply and maintain four Beechcraft King Air B200s that was signed in 2012. The award for excellence for the provision of a service to Defence in the less than NZ$15 million category relates to Hawker Pacific’s five-year performance.

The contract has covered a variety of alterations to the Aircraft before it entered service with the Royal New Zealand Air Force and took care of the maintenance of the fleet operated by 42 Squadron at Ohakea.
2016 was the third year the company had been nominated and following its recognition as a finalist in 2015, as stated by Hawker Pacific, GM, Gordon.

Gordon said in a statement.“We are very fortunate to be involved with such a professional and supportive customer,”
“This award acknowledges the excellence of those 42 Squadron personnel and Royal New Zealand Air Force Ohakea, whom Hawker Pacific work with on a daily basis.”

The New Zealand Ministry of Defence Awards of excellence to industry was established by the New Zealand Defence Industry Advisory Council (NZDIAC) in 1998. They look forward the contribution of industry to defence.

In recognising Hawker Pacific, the Ministry said on its website: “Staff from Hawker Pacific also deployed with the New Zealand Defence Force to Fiji, following Cyclone Winston to provide engineering support. Hawker Pacific customized and adapted their own personnel management practices to fit the military deployment model to enable their staff to be deployed to assist in this operation.”

The award in the provision of a product to Defence less than NZ$15 million category was given to MetOcean Solutions Limited, which partnered with the Defence Technology Agency to create the Surfzone View Tool for the Royal New Zealand Navy.

The Ministry further stated, “Surfzone View increases the safety and efficiency of amphibious landings for personnel by enabling the surf conditions close to the beach to be modelled,” 



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