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13 April 2012

Greetings from “Red Boots and the team” and welcome to the new look weekly newsletter.  The first big change you’ll note is that our letter is now co-branded with Aviation New Zealand.  As members of AIA you are now automatically members of Aviation New Zealand.  No additional membership charge and you now have a series of additional benefits all focused on the growth agenda of building a $16Bn industry by 2016.

Secondly, you now get just the headlines and Red boots welcome – for everything else click through.  This responds to your demands for “shorter the better”.  Our letter is read by over 500 aviators every week roughly 80% of the membership bases.

Thirdly only the CAA and Government News is now protected so all of the other stuff is open – no passwords required and you’ll be able to easily go back and retrieve historical stuff if need be.

Lastly we want you to contribute more stuff – remember we will put in all member adverts, interesting media stuff in these newsletters.  This week we’ve got a deal for you on Foreign Exchange purchasing or transactions.  The company NZFOREX click here have experience in the aviation industry and the work we do. 

Announcing details of our next Executive Leadership programme (click here) – this programme is not simply a learning experience it's about dialogue with some of the most important players in our industry who are leading and influencing the policy agenda.  We’ve added the dimension of performance management in safety sensitive industries to the agenda as we think this is one of the most challenging issues for our industry.

We’re also counting down to Conference Week 2012 click here – it will be the place to be with quite a shift in focus reflecting our increasing integration of all aspects of commercial aviation. Speed dating with the key Air Force procurement personnel is one aspect, but GSB will also be along talking about vehicle procurement – this is where your membership of GSB will really work for you. 

Until we speak again take care and stay risk aware

Red boots
red boots

Government News

Minister Joyce comments on pilot surpluses click here

Minister Bownlee to the PM on the Transport agenda click here

NASO confirms no decision on whether ACC/Health contracts will be tendered but compliance required click here

TEC looking at EFTS allocation mechanism and audit process click here
Should key aviation careers go on international shortages list? Your views please?  click here

CAA News

Rule Part 115 – is the transition too shortclick here
Funding review – business case to Ministers to be discussed 20 April. click here
Should industry be charged for CAA regulatory action? click here
ZK Operations overseas more information released by CAA click here
Draft Rule Part 141 AIA lobbies for reintroduction but with narrow coverage clause  click here
Draft Rule Part 139 click here

Latest word on the Ag Safety Review and draft Rule Part 137 click here
The cost of compliance 
click here


Simplifying the process - click here

Noise abatement training – click here

Flight Training – What are TEC's requirements? - click here

AIRCARE™ ACCREDITATION process (read here)


AIRCARE™ TRAINING - Rotorua 9th August.

AIRCARE™ accreditations Click here

"One Industry - Aviation is in our DNA"

Governance Board meeting 18 April - building on the development of a collaborative relationship with Chairman Nigel Gould and DCA Graeme Harris
Advisory Council meeting –May 16 – agenda released shortly


Aviation Industry Conference Week 2012, Rotorua Energy Events Centre, August 4-10th


Lester Mason at work in Northland, New Zealand click here


AIM Conference in May, Buenos Aires click here for more information
GIA update March 2012 click here
DARMEC click here
Orient Aviation - signs of compromise click here

Product Announcement and Information

NZ FOREX click here
Switlik introduces a new helicopter vest click here
GSB Trade Card click here

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