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No. 40 Squadron

C-130H Hercules and Boeing 757-200

No. 40 Squadron is one of the force elements under the command of the Air Component Commander HQ JFNZ. Located at RNZAF Base Auckland on Whenuapai airfield, the squadron operates five C130H Hercules and two modified Boeing 757-200s. Annual flying hours for the squadron are approximately 2600.

The Squadron forms the Fixed Wing Transport Force (FWTF) of New Zealand and provides:

  • strategic air transport
  • tactical air transport
  • support to the government
  • support to the NZ Antarctic Programme
  • disaster relief and humanitarian operations
  • aeromedical evacuation
  • civil defence support in NZ and the South Pacific
  • VIP air transport.
For more information contact:
Postal Address: The Commanding Officer
No.40 Squadron RNZAF
RNZAF Base Auckland
Private Bag
WHENUAPAI
N.Z.