Royal New Zealand Air Force

Royal New Zealand Air Force facts and figures as at 30 June 2022.

Total Air Force personnel by employment status

Regular Force 2,477 87.5%
Reserve Force 354 12.5%
Total 2,831  

Air Force gender breakdown

Male 1,945 78.5%
Female 532 21.5%

 Force Elements (based at Whenuapai)

Naval Helicopter Forces

  • Eight SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite

Maritime patrol forces

  • Six P-3K2 Orion to be replaced with 4 x P-8A Poseidon (to be based at Ohakea)

Fixed Wing Transport Forces

  • Five C-130H(NZ) Hercules to be replaced with five C-130J Hercules

  • Two Boeing 757-200

Force Elements (based at Ohakea)

Rotary Wing Transport Forces

  • Eight NH90 Medium Utility Helicopters

  • Five A109 Training / Light Utility Helicopter

Training Aircraft

  • Four King Air B350

  • Eleven Beechcraft T-6C Texan II