Asia Pacific’s most comprehensive single site process centre
We have a comprehensive suite of specialist services to complement our principal manufacturing, repair and overhaul services.
Our specialist services include:
- Painting and paint stripping
- Heat treatment
- Non-destructive testing
- Metrology, calibration and optical alignment
Our specialist electroplating engineers carry out a wide range of plating processes using our large, state-of-the-art facility. Our capability includes passivation of stainless steel, electroplating, anodising, bronze plating, chemical cleaning and etching.
View detailed specifications for our electroplating services.
Painting and stripping
Aircraft painted by Safe Air include the C-130 Hercules, P-3 Orion, BAe 146, 737 and Beech 1900D. The main paint shop can accept vehicles and large flight control surfaces. One of our large maintenance hangars is equipped for the complete stripping and painting of large aircraft. Plastic media blasting is available as an alternative to wet stripping.
We can accommodate heat treatment of alloy steels, the solution and precipitation of aluminium alloys, through to the stress relief of aero engine components.
View detailed specifications for our heat treatment services.
We provide a full range of NDT services, both on site and in the field. Methods used include visual, magnetic particle, fluorescent penetrant, eddy current, ultrasonic and X-ray. All technicians are trained and qualified to NAS 410 and ASNT Level 2. Level 3 services are provided by our parent company, Air New Zealand.
We maintain compliance with a wide variety of NDT standards and specifications to satisfy the requirements of manufacturers and customers, including:
Royal New Zealand Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, United States Military, Dowty, Hamilton Sundstrand, McCauley, Hartzell, Pratt and Whitney, Rolls Royce, Qantas Defence Systems, Air New Zealand, and Kaman Aerospace Corporation.
Metrology, calibration and optical alignment
Our metrology capacity includes all equipment and experience to support propeller, gas turbine and airframe overhaul, as well as manufacturing. This includes flatness, hardness tester, tensile tester, profile comparator, electrical conductivity tester and optical alignment.
Our optical alignment services include measuring jigs for certification, checking structural damage and evaluating machine tools for runout and wear. We provide a Certificate of Calibration, including aeronautical certification.
View detailed specifications for our test equipment.
Other services include shotpeening, sand blasting, glass beading, dynamic and static balancing.