Aviation New Zealand Newsletter 10 November, 2023

Aviation NZ News – Week in Review

Aviation New Zealand Newsletter

10 November, 2023


In This Newsletter:  

  • Senior Person Workshop – 28 November 2023 – Taupo
  • District Plan Update
  • Pratt and Whitney Engine Inspections
  • Vietnam training delegation
  • Aviation NZ in the news
  • Membership Subscriptions 23/24


Senior Persons Workshop, Taupo on 28 November 

In conjunction with CAA, Aviation New Zealand is running a Senior Persons workshop in Taupo from 9am to 4.30pm.  This follows on from the successful event in Christchurch in August. 

The workshop is aimed at existing and prospective Part 102, 135, 137, 141 and 145 Senior and Prime persons with the programme covering: 

  • Regulatory requirements.
  • Building a team culture. 
  • Safety culture.
  • Tools for the Senior Person’s interview.
  • Performing as a Senior Person. 

Full details of the event and the programme can be found here, but please register as soon as possible as numbers will be limited.


District Plan update

Napier is the latest region to notify their Proposed District Plan that has significant implications for all sectors of aviation.

A summary of the proposed rules is attached. While Aviation New Zealand will be making an overarching submission, we also encourage operators to make their own submissions given the potential impacts for aviators. Any questions on the plan can be directed to Tony Michelle or Richard Milner.

Submissions close on 15 December 2023.


Pratt and Whitney engine inspections 

Air New Zealand announced this week that some of its scheduled services will be affected by the inspections of Pratt and Witney engines. The national carrier said 17 of its fleet will be checked for possible microscopic cracks in the engines’ fans affecting 17 A320 and A321 NEO aircraft serving mainly Australia, the Pacific and domestic routes. See news item here from earlier this week Air New Zealand services face two years of disruption over Pratt and Whitney engine inspections | Newshub


Vietnam training delegation 

A small delegation of members from Aviation New Zealand’s training and development division will be in Vietnam from 20 to 24 November. Led by former Aviation New Zealand Chief Executive John Nicholson, the delegation will visit Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi meeting with NZTE and Vietnamese aviation representatives to foster new business opportunities. Education New Zealand has generously supported Aviation New Zealand to lead this work.


Aviation NZ in the news 

Issues confronting the aviation sector in New Zealand appeared in this article by Simon Wallace, in Business View, a US publication. Read about it here


A reminder – we still need your website images. 

The team needs your high-quality resolution images for use on the new site currently being developed. All images will be acknowledged and credited. Please send these to newsdesk@aviationnz.co.nz


Membership subscriptions for 2023/24

Thank you to all those who have paid their subscriptions. Your support for the association helps to continue our policy and advocacy work for the aviation sector. 

Unless there is a payment arrangement in place, any member that has a subscription unpaid on 30 November will have their membership resigned. 

We are always sorry to see members go, but unfortunately, we just cannot keep providing services and support to those who have not paid.


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