Airbus Acquires Air New Zealand’s Safe Air

The Australian division of Airbus is to buy Safe Air, an MRO, design and manufacturing subsidiary of Air New Zealand.

The Australian division of Airbus is to buy Safe Air, an MRO, design and manufacturing subsidiary of Air New Zealand.

Effective from July 1, the agreement will see Safe Air become part of Airbus’ Australian division, but the MRO will retain its name, staff and facilities in Blenheim, Ohakea, Auckland and Melbourne.

Jens Goennemann, managing director at Airbus Australia Pacific, said the acquisition strengthens the OEM’s “position and potential” in New Zealand.

Safe Air offers airframe maintenance services on SAAB 340s and 737s, including C-checks for Air New Zealand, as well as component MRO, such as propeller repairs for Dash 8s. The firm also provides airframe painting and line maintenance.

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