AIANZ CEO Simon Wallace features on RNZ Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan

Aviation Industry Association CEO Simon Wallace, along with AIANZ Member Irene King, of Auckland Pilot Training Group, featured on RNZ’s Nine to Noon programme this morning, where Kathryn Ryan asks: “New Zealand’s biggest flying school launches in Auckland, what does that mean for the country’s aviation industry?”.

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RNZ: Two flying schools in Auckland are teaming up to create the country’s biggest pilot training organisation. Ardmore Flying School and the Auckland International Pilot Academy have announced the venture today – which will be known as the Auckland Pilot Training Group.

The move comes amid concern at the wait international students have been experiencing in securing visas to train as a pilot here, and a shortage of pilots across nearly all aviation jobs.

Kathryn speaks to Aviation Industry Association’s CEO Simon Wallace about that, and Irene King, CEO of the Auckland Pilot Training Group’s Ardmore Campus.