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Tracmap – wins prestigious Richard Pearse Award

Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 3:52 pm | Aviation Industry Association

Dunedin based Tracmap, specialists in precision applications for agricultural aviation and situation awareness for people operating aircraft and vehicles in challenging environments is the winner of this years prestigious Richard Pearse award for innovation ... More >>

Estimates of 4000 new jobs in aviation prompts Careers Expo

Wednesday, 29 May 2013, 2:10 pm | Aviation Industry Association

The Aviation Industry Association (AIA) has added a Careers Open Day to the end of their annual Aviation Conference Week as a result of recent estimates that there will be substantial employment growth in the aviation sector. More >>

Heroic Qantas pilot, Richard de Crespigny, to speak at AIA

Tuesday, 24 July 2012, 1:28 pm | Aviation Industry Association

Heroic Qantas pilot, Richard de Crespigny, to speak at AIA Conference in Rotorua Richard de Crespigny, the Australian pilot in command who saved the lives of 469 Qantas passengers on flight QF32 on November 4 2010 after its engine exploded mid-flight, ... More >>

State-of-the-art aircraft paint facility to be built

Thursday, 7 April 2011, 9:10 am | Aviation Industry Association

Acting Minister for Economic Development, the Hon David Carter, turned the first sod today in a ceremony marking the start of construction of a state-of-the-art aircraft paint facility to be built in Hamilton, New Zealand. More >>

Domestic Aviation Security Report Ill-considered

Friday, 24 April 2009, 11:46 am | Aviation Industry Association

Commenting on the recently released report into New Zealand’s domestic aviation security threats, Irene King, Chief Executive of the Aviation Industry Association, said “it’s been a long time since I have read such ill considered nonsense.” More >>

Air safety workshop for crash prevention

Thursday, 12 March 2009, 9:24 am | Aviation Industry Association

The aviation industry has the ability to identify potentially catastrophic plane crashes and act before they happen, says international expert Dr Rob Lee, who is leading a pioneering safety management workshop for New Zealand. More >>

Helicopter operators in NVG inquiry

Sunday, 2 September 2007, 1:40 pm | Aviation Industry Association

The Chairman of the Air Rescue-Air Ambulance Division of the Aviation Industry Association (AIA) is urging all helicopter operators who have purchased night vision goggles in New Zealand to cooperate fully and immediately with a Civil Aviation inquiry. More >>

Industry Backs launch of Aviation New Zealand

Friday, 20 July 2007, 10:32 am | Aviation Industry Association

New Zealand’s aviation industry today entered a new era with the official launch of the industry’s strategy to grow exports from around $800 million today to $3bn by 2020. More >>

Aviation Export Strategy Takes Off

Tuesday, 10 July 2007, 2:31 pm | Aviation Industry Association

Aviation New Zealand - the aviation industry of New Zealand's integrated export strategy will be launched by the Minister of Industry and Regional Development, the Honourable Trevor Mallard at 6.30pm on July 19 2007 at the Aviation Industry Associations 57th ... More >>

NZ aviation expertise prompts export forum

Monday, 12 February 2007, 3:36 pm | Aviation Industry Association

New Zealand’s helicopter expertise and uncrowded skies are among competitive advantages in developing the aviation industry’s export potential that will be discussed at a Wellington forum on Wednesday. More >>

Aviation Industry welcomes appointment

Wednesday, 11 October 2006, 11:34 am | Aviation Industry Association

AIA President, Mr John Funnell welcomed the appointment of Mr Rick Bettle to the role of Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority. More >>

Aviation Industry to ask Govt for TAIC law changes

Friday, 7 July 2006, 12:24 am | Aviation Industry Association

In the light of TAIC’s defence of its report on the Queenstown aircraft accident, the Aviation Industry Association will be writing to the Government to voice its concerns about TAIC investigations and the existing statutory framework in which ... More >>

Wrongly accused engineer supports TAIC criticism

Thursday, 6 July 2006, 3:00 pm | Aviation Industry Association

One of the two aircraft maintenance engineers wrongly accused by TAIC in February 2002 of causing a helicopter accident and eventually exonerated earlier this year, Mark Saunders said he fully sympathised with the Chief Executive of Air Fiordland ... More >>

Industry body backs concerns regarding TAIC

Thursday, 6 July 2006, 1:58 pm | Aviation Industry Association

The Aviation Industry Association of NZ backed the concerns of the Chief Executive of Air Fiordland regarding a report by the NZ Transport Accident Investigation Commission into an accident involving one of his aircraft. More >>

Air Adventures Coroner's Report

Friday, 2 June 2006, 10:03 am | Aviation Industry Association

The Aviation Industry Association says the central thrust of the Coroner’s recommendations arising from the Air Adventures inquest are out of line with current practices which have contributed to a 30% reduction in general aviation accidents in the three years ... More >>

Expert to help New Zealand pilots reduce risks

Monday, 22 May 2006, 3:07 pm | Aviation Industry Association

The Aviation Industry Association is hosting Bob Feerst , a respected international aviation safety practitioner, to help reduce the risk posed by wires during low flying operations in New Zealand. More >>

Quality of accident reports a major concern

Monday, 22 May 2006, 2:20 pm | Aviation Industry Association

This week’s exoneration by the Coroner’s inquest into a fatal helicopter crash at Taumarunui in 2001, of two engineers earlier found by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission’s report to have caused the accident through defective maintenance work, ... More >>

Comments a 'disservice' to Aviation Sector

Friday, 12 May 2006, 11:24 am | Aviation Industry Association

The Chief Executive of the Aviation Industry Association Irene King slammed comments reportedly made at the Transport Select Committee by one MP that CAA’s enforcement regime should “send chills down the spine of everyone who gets on a plane”. More >>

Aviation Industry Export Strategy Takes Off

Thursday, 16 February 2006, 3:35 pm | Aviation Industry Association

Economic Development Minister Trevor Mallard’s announcement that government has granted the Aviation Industry Association (AIA) $100,000 to develop a comprehensive export strategy, is a real vote of confidence for the industry, says AIA Chief Executive ... More >>

Rescue pilot helps brong air accidents down

Monday, 23 January 2006, 10:16 am | Aviation Industry Association

Rescue Pilot Sue Dinkelacker had to make some fast decisions when, on a night flight, her rescue helicopter hit a tree as it went through hilly terrain en route from Wellington to Masterton Hospital. More >>