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Hawker Pacific recognised for excellence by New Zealand Defence Force

Hawker Pacific, a market leader in integrated civil and military aircraft sales and product support in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, has been awarded the New Zealand Minister of Defence Award for Excellence in Auckland.

This marks the third year Hawker Pacific's New Zealand team has been nominated for the prestigious award. Hawker Pacific was recognised as a finalist in 2015 and this year the company came out on top.

Hawker Pacific was awarded a 5-year ‘turnkey’ performance based contract with the New Zealand Defence Force in 2012, to supply and provide maintenance support for four King Air B200 aircraft to 42 Squadron of the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Prior to entering service, Hawker Pacific installed a range of modifications to the aircraft to meet the operational needs of the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

The Ohakea based team have been working closely with New Zealand Defence Force to maintain the fleet ensuring the highest level of safety, availability and efficiency. “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 day to day basis” said Maurice Gordon, General Manager New Zealand, Hawker Pacific.

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"To be recognised as the winner of the New Zealand Minister of Defence Award for Excellence is a fantastic achievement.  Hawker Pacific prides itself on delivering exemplary customer service and tailored, cost effective aviation solutions and it’s wonderful to see this recognised. We congratulate Maurice Gordon and the entire team in New Zealand on this remarkable achievement," says Craig Purry, Senior Vice President Government Business, Hawker Pacific.

"Hawker Pacific is very proud of its longstanding relationship with the New Zealand Defence Force and is very thankful to the Minister of Defence for recognising our hard work. We look forward to continuing to exceed expectations in the future," added Craig Purry.

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