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Electric seaglider completes first test flight
22 Sep 2022   /

Electric seaglider completes first test flight

Kiwi company Ocean Flyer has hailed the success of the first electric seaglider test flight by US manufacturer REGENT.


NZ airports, airlines join e-plane developer’s advisory board
16 Sep 2022   /

NZ airports, airlines join e-plane developer’s advisory board

Air New Zealand, Christchurch Airport, Sounds Air and Wellington Airport have been appointed to a 21-member Industry Advisory Board that will oversee the development of a new electric airplane.


Air NZ to test sustainable aviation fuel supply chain
15 Sep 2022   /

Air NZ to test sustainable aviation fuel supply chain

Air New Zealand’s first shipment of sustainable aviation fuel will arrive next week with more than 1.2 million litres on board.


Wings over Wairarapa returns in 2023
13 Sep 2022   /

Wings over Wairarapa returns in 2023

Wings over Wairarapa is returning to Masterton in 2023 – and it will include an expanded education programme to tempt people into a career in science, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics (STEAM).


Airfares rise up to 60% as NZ demand outpaces supply
15 Jul 2022   /

Airfares rise up to 60% as NZ demand outpaces supply

Limited air capacity is leading to fewer flight options and more expensive airfares for travellers, according to Corporate Traveller.


Perspectives: Why is there chaos in the global airline industry?
27 Jun 2022   /

Perspectives: Why is there chaos in the global airline industry?

Cancelled flights, disrupted vacations, and frayed tempers are rife as people take to the skies and the airline industry comes under pressure.


Omaka Mosquito Day raises $35k for iconic aircraft
9 May 2022   /

Omaka Mosquito Day raises $35k for iconic aircraft

New Zealand Aviation Museum Trust has raised $35,000 towards the upkeep of the John Smith Mosquito, a De Havilland aircraft from WW2.


APAC airlines see twofold traffic increase – IATA
6 May 2022   /

APAC airlines see twofold traffic increase – IATA

Carriers in Asia Pacific experienced an almost twofold increase in traffic in March 2022, compared to the same month last year, up 197%, according to the International Air Transport Association.


$700m seaglider deal a “game changer” for NZ travel
21 Apr 2022   /

$700m seaglider deal a “game changer” for NZ travel

The deal could advance New Zealand towards a zero-carbon future and make use of the country’s ‘blue highway’.


Emissions now top concern for passengers – McKinsey
7 Apr 2022   /

Emissions now top concern for passengers – McKinsey

More than a third of 5,500 air passengers surveyed said they planned to fly less to reduce their climate impact.


…while aviation preps for Easter, school holidays takeoff
17 Mar 2022   /

…while aviation preps for Easter, school holidays takeoff

The Board of Airline Representatives of New Zealand (BARNZ), airlines and travel agencies have lauded the government’s decision to fast-track border reopenings.


Govt’s latest $250m support will help aviation recover – BARNZ
10 Mar 2022   /

Govt’s latest $250m support will help aviation recover – BARNZ

The funding brings government support close to $1bn for its Maintaining International Air Connectivity scheme.


Rise in laser strike attacks on aircraft causing danger
22 Nov 2021   /

Rise in laser strike attacks on aircraft causing danger

Police and the Civil Aviation Authority are concerned about a growing number of laser strikes on helicopters and passenger planes.


Reducing tourist numbers could hurt food exports – report
27 Oct 2021   /

Reducing tourist numbers could hurt food exports – report

Any government move to reduce international visitor numbers post-Covid to concentrate on higher spending arrivals could impact the cost of Kiwi food exports, according to a new study.


Govt provides another $195m support for aviation
1 Oct 2021   /

Govt provides another $195m support for aviation

The government has extended its support for the international aviation sector to help maintain international passenger services and trade connections.


Aviation emergency plan formulated for Otago
3 Aug 2021  

Aviation emergency plan formulated for Otago

Emergency Management Otago and Fire and Emergency New Zealand have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to partner on a new Aviation Emergency Support Plan.


Airways sees 34 air traffic control students graduate
8 Jun 2021  

Airways sees 34 air traffic control students graduate

Includes first Saudi women to train as air traffic controllers abroad.


Govt provides another $170m for aviation
23 Mar 2021   /

Govt provides another $170m for aviation

The Government will inject another $170m into the aviation sector through to the end of October 2021.


Pilots matched with agri sector needs
28 Aug 2020   /

Pilots matched with agri sector needs

New Zealand pilots waiting for international aviation to restart will be able to use their skills to meet an urgent need for heavy agriculture machinery operators.


Private aviation collection to debut at Omaka
26 Aug 2020   /

Private aviation collection to debut at Omaka

The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre will host a once-only display compilation of the John Smith Collection at the 2021 Dangerous Skies WW2 Exhibition next Easter.


Take off for Sounds Air Wānaka – Christchurch flights
24 Aug 2020  

Take off for Sounds Air Wānaka – Christchurch flights

Flights would run daily with 12 return services a week, using Sounds Air’s turbo-prop Pilatus PC12 aircraft.


Union hits back at ‘misinformation’ on pilot protocols
18 Aug 2020   /

Union hits back at ‘misinformation’ on pilot protocols

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association says it is frustrated at “misinformation” on international Covid-19 restrictions regarding international flight crew protocols.


CAA warns of hazards of restarting parked aircraft
18 Aug 2020   /

CAA warns of hazards of restarting parked aircraft

The CAA has advised operators of the potential hazards of returning parked aircraft to service after extended downtime due to the Covid-19 crisis.


Oceania Aviation reopens at full capacity following audit
22 Jul 2020  

Oceania Aviation reopens at full capacity following audit

The company’s turbine workshop had been operating under temporary workflow restrictions following a March CAA audit but had now resumed normal operations.


Omaka to exhibit John Smith warbirds
15 Jul 2020   /

Omaka to exhibit John Smith warbirds

The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre has been appointed guardian of the John Smith collection of warbirds.


Wings Over Wairarapa confirmed for February 2021
27 May 2020   /

Wings Over Wairarapa confirmed for February 2021

Dates for the next Wings Over Wairarapa event have been locked in, scheduled for 26-28 February 2021.


New Zealanders heading home as govt continues repatriation efforts
14 Apr 2020   /

New Zealanders heading home as govt continues repatriation efforts

The Government is continuing to repatriate New Zealanders stranded overseas due to the Covid-19 outbreak, with 39 people from Vanuatu brought home via a New Zealand Defence Force C-130 Hercules.


NZ Pilots: Aviation sector needs to keep jobs here post-Covid-19
1 Apr 2020   /

NZ Pilots: Aviation sector needs to keep jobs here post-Covid-19

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association is urging the aviation sector to work together to keep jobs in New Zealand, rather than lose highly skilled Kiwis to international markets in the recovery from Covid-19.


Air traffic controllers defer pay rise
30 Mar 2020   /

Air traffic controllers defer pay rise

Airways New Zealand’s air traffic controllers will defer a planned pay increase in response to the Covid-19 outbreak and its impact on the aviation sector.


Popular tourist heliport first to achieve new CAA accreditation
4 Feb 2020  

Popular tourist heliport first to achieve new CAA accreditation

Glacier Country Heliport at Franz Josef on the South Island’s West Coast has become the first heliport in New Zealand to achieve Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ‘Part 139’ qualifying aerodrome certification.


Higher airfares boost inflation
27 Jan 2020   /

Higher airfares boost inflation

Rising prices for both international and domestic airfares were one of the main drivers behind a 0.5% increase to the consumer price index (CPI) in the December quarter, according to Stats NZ.


CAA: Oversight of scenic flight sector “could have been higher”
8 Nov 2019   /

CAA: Oversight of scenic flight sector “could have been higher”

The regulator says it has taken steps to improve performance in the wake of the 2015 Fox Glacier crash.


CAA: GA8 Airvans safe to fly
26 Jul 2019  

CAA: GA8 Airvans safe to fly

The Civil Aviation has lifted the temporary suspension of all 21 Gippsland GA8 aircraft operating in New Zealand.


Airvans grounded: Safe, reliable, workhorses – operator
22 Jul 2019  

Airvans grounded: Safe, reliable, workhorses – operator

The popular scenic tours aircraft has been grounded after a crash in Sweden killed nine.


The Helicopter Line expands in Mackenzie
16 Jul 2019  

The Helicopter Line expands in Mackenzie

Totally Tourism’s The Helicopter Line has opened a new base at Takapō / Lake Tekapo.


Skydive Wellington: “We are all devastated”
20 Jun 2019   /

Skydive Wellington: “We are all devastated”

The operator has praised “focused and conscientious” 20-year old pilot, Joshua Christensen, who died in a mid-air collision on Sunday.


GCH enters whale watching with Kaikōura acquisition
9 May 2019   /

GCH enters whale watching with Kaikōura acquisition

The Christchurch-based operator will now control one of only two helicopter concessions to fly over the whale sanctuary.


Tourism NZ: New Seoul service should boost South Korea arrivals
29 Mar 2019   /

Tourism NZ: New Seoul service should boost South Korea arrivals

The introduction of direct flights to Seoul by Air New Zealand could prove a fillip for visitation from South Korea, according to Tourism New Zealand.


Air NZ: Growth curtailed, $750m spend deferred, cost-cutting drive
28 Mar 2019   /

Air NZ: Growth curtailed, $750m spend deferred, cost-cutting drive

However, the airline says it wants to stimulate tourism by tapping into new markets.


Air NZ launches Seoul service to tap into third-largest Asian market
28 Mar 2019  

Air NZ launches Seoul service to tap into third-largest Asian market

Air NZ is adding South Korea to its Pacific Rim network announcing the introduction of a new direct service to Seoul by the end of the year.


Boeing 737 MAX suspension: a tourism expert’s view
15 Mar 2019  

Boeing 737 MAX suspension: a tourism expert’s view

The Science Media Centre approached Professor Michael Lück from AUT’s School of Hospitality & Tourism for comment on the CAA’s suspension of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. Here is his reply.


CAA suspends Boeing 737 MAX aircraft following fatal crashes
13 Mar 2019  

CAA suspends Boeing 737 MAX aircraft following fatal crashes

The Civil Aviation Authority has suspended the operation of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to or from New Zealand.


Auckland Seaplanes back in the sky
4 Mar 2019  

Auckland Seaplanes back in the sky

The operator has resumed flying operations after one of its aircraft ditched in Auckland Harbour on Friday.


Auckland Seaplanes aircraft ditches
1 Mar 2019   /

Auckland Seaplanes aircraft ditches

One of Auckland Seaplanes’ aircraft has crashed in the Auckland harbour, nose-diving into the water.


NTT adds West Coast scenic flights with launch of Vantage Helicopters
19 Dec 2018  

NTT adds West Coast scenic flights with launch of Vantage Helicopters

Ngāi Tahu Tourism has added West Coast scenic flights to its 14-strong portfolio of tourism experiences.


Auckland Seaplanes buys island airfield, launches Waiheke Wings
17 Dec 2018  

Auckland Seaplanes buys island airfield, launches Waiheke Wings

The operator will use Waiheke Island’s sole airstrip to launch a new land-based air service.


IATA: APAC to drive doubling of global passenger traffic to 8.2 billion by 2037
25 Oct 2018   /

IATA: APAC to drive doubling of global passenger traffic to 8.2 billion by 2037

Asia Pacific could add an extra 2.35 billion passengers by 2037, says a new forecast.


Glenorchy Air co-owner dies after fall
23 Oct 2018  

Glenorchy Air co-owner dies after fall

Glenorchy Air co-owner and chief pilot Robert Rutherford has died following a fall from a ladder.


Air NZ, Zephyr partner to launch air taxis in NZ
16 Oct 2018   /

Air NZ, Zephyr partner to launch air taxis in NZ

The partnership aims to bring the self-piloted electric air taxi Cora to market.


Heli Glenorchy pledges flight time for two local projects
14 Aug 2018   /

Heli Glenorchy pledges flight time for two local projects

Family-owned South Island tourism company Heli Glenorchy has pledged its support for two projects at the front line of conservation and emergency efforts respectively.