SAFE Air is built on a winning combination of Kiwi can-do attitude and ingenuity, backed by unrivalled aviation expertise and the latest technology. We are a small company, with global reach; we serve customers large and small, military and civil, both at home and abroad.  

SAFE Air is a NZ company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus; a global pioneer in aerospace and defence related services whose companies include Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space.

Who are we?

In New Zealand, SAFE Air is based in the Wairau Valley, surrounded on all sides by Marlborough’s world-famous vineyards and wineries. Our headquarters is conveniently located just metres from Marlborough Airport’s runway that is shared between regional airlines and the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s Base Woodbourne. SAFE Air’s extensive on-site facilities provide end-to-end design for aviation customers of any size.

SAFE Air is also located in Dingley, Australia, where our operations focus on propeller maintenance for locally based clients.

SAFE Air actively promotes close interaction between its many specialised areas and disciplines for a deeper understanding and superior expertise. This ultimately provides our customers with a highly integrated service process for smooth, on-time delivery at a competitive price. SAFE Air’s biggest assets are our people, a highly specialised, professional workforce who strive for excellence in their fields. Our team bring with them a wide range of expertise, which encompasses not only the latest sophisticated design and manufacturing technology but also the skills needed to support older aircraft. SAFE Air’s civil capability is extensive and our superior quality, precision workmanship, on-time delivery and unrivalled experience means our customers can expect only the best.

SAFE Air is the Strategic Partner for Air Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul services to the NZDF. We have almost 50 years of experience of working with the RNZAF as well as a range of other Defence Forces. SAFE Air supports both fixed and rotary wing maintenance at all levels at our site, at RNZAF bases and wherever our customer requests.