New Zealand's new chief of the Air Force has been named.
Air Commodore Tony Davies, who's filled the role in an acting capacity, has been appointed as the new Air Force boss.
Air Cdre Davies will be promoted to Air Vice Marshal and a formal command appointment ceremony will be held at Whenuapai next month, said Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee.
He started his air force career in 1984 when he joined as an officer cadet and trainee pilot.
He has flown a number of different aircraft types including C130 Hercules and Boeing 757s.