Aviation New Zealand Newsletter 02 February, 2024

In This Newsletter:

  • Upcoming Events – please mark your diaries
  • Training and Development Division at Ohakea
  • Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) consultation
  • NZAAA Newsletter
  • Advertising 2024

Upcoming events in March – please mark your diaries

Aviation at Parliament
Tuesday 5 March.
5.30pm to 7.30pm

Grand Hall, Parliament 

The Minister of Transport, Hon Simeon Brown, in association with Aviation New Zealand, will be hosting an industry function at Parliament on Tuesday 5 March. All members of the Association will be invited to attend so please look out for invitations next week. 

The event at Parliament will be an opportunity for the new Minister to set out his Government’s priorities for aviation as well as being an opportunity for Aviation New Zealand to outline the key issues for the aviation industry. 

This will be an invitation only event and will require an RSVP. Again, all details will come out next week. 

In Person Committee Meetings for NZAAA and NZHA 

Tuesday 5 March.
9.30am to 3.30pm
Meetings on The Terrace
152 The Terrace. Wellington

NZAAA and NZHA will be holding in a In person committee meeting to discuss divisional matters and build on their 2024 strategies. If you as a member would like to attend contact the respective EO Tony Michelle (NZAAA) or Richard Milner (NZHA) to RSVP.

Lunch Provided.

Senior Persons Workshop 

Back by popular demand, another Senior Persons’ Workshop is planned for Queenstown on Wednesday 27 March. 

As soon as Aviation New Zealand has confirmation from key participants, we will open for registrations with numbers limited to 50 to maintain the integrity of the event. 

The Senior Persons’ workshop comes two days before Easter and Warbirds over Wanaka, so it may be a good opportunity to take a longer break in the Central Otago region. 

Training and Development Division at Ohakea

Aviation NZ’s Training and Development(T&D) Division, chaired by Jeremy Ford, met at Ohakea earlier this week.

The members heard from Immigration New Zealand (INZ) on visa processing for international pilot students. It was encouraging to hear INZ’s commitments to the sector to prioritise applications and we hope our members see improvement over the next few months. 

The Workforce Development Council (WDC) was also at Ohakea and talked to the group about the work they are doing to support the sector including the pilot survey that is currently underway with members. Ringa Hora is also commencing work with Aviation New Zealand on a project that will be looking at a range of matters related to the aviation industry workforce. 

Making training more accessible that includes a review of student loan criteria and other policy settings was also discussed with Aviation New Zealand having already flagged these issues with the new Minister for Tertiary Education and Skills, Hon Penny Simmonds.

Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) consultation

A reminder that next week the CAA will be running two-hour online workshops via Teams to discuss the survey results that were consulted upon with the industry throughout January.  Whether you have provided feedback or not, these workshops are an opportunity for you to here about feedback and provide any of your own input. 

The workshops for UA (large and small), GA including VFR, VFR Ag and Gliders, Unattended Aerodromes and App Developers will be on Wednesday 7 February from 10am to midday and for Airlines, large, medium, and small, EMS, other commercial IFR users, attended aerodromes and ATC, also on Wednesday 7 February from 2pm to 4pm. 

If you wish to attend and need the Teams link, please contact Andrew McLean at CAA at andrew.mclean@caa.govt.nz

NZAAA newsletter

For those that missed it on Wednesday, here is a link to the NZAAA newsletter for January 2024.

Advertising in 2024

We wish to advise members that advertising prices will be increasing for 2024. Existing advertisements will continue to be honoured at 2023 prices, but new advertisements will be charged out at 2024 rates. The rates can be found here