Fixed wing and rotary wing aviation assets play a significant role in search and rescue operations. They achieve very good SAR results, frequently within short time frames.
NZSAR works with operators and coordinating authorities to improve the overall coordination, cohesion and capability across the aviation sector.
The Search and Rescue Operations Aviation Engagement Framework addresses issues and challenges for aviation and the relationships that exist between aviation providers, coordinating authorities and NZSAR.
A review of air observer training undertaken in 2014.