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26 October 2012

The aviation news this week has been dominated by two developments: first by the signing in India of a critical ‘Aviation Arrangement’ or MoU to facilitate trade. Read more here from John Nicholson who accompanied a number of training, airline services and airport technology companies on the mission. This mission exposed many potential Indian customers to the capabilities of the New Zealand aviation industry and cemented a number of strong relationships that are already in place.
We intend leading a similarly constructed delegation to Indonesia in the New Year.  If you’re interested in joining the group, express your interest to

The second major item was the decision by CAA not to prosecute the RNZAF for a dangerous goods shipment incident in 2009. “Red boots” supports the CAA decision as an example of “just culture” in action read more

CAA charges: it’s not about the magnitude of the increases it’s about the value for money read more

Promoting better public services – why competitiveness is the key read more

Tiger Airways back and fully operational – how the New Zealand statutory framework makes it difficult to gain a fair hearing read more

Pike River Inquiry and the implications for aviation safety read more

The Review of Health and Safety in Employment read more

Electricity - switch and save upwards of $28k   read more

ACC support for reduced premiums and extension of WSD click here
Ministry of Education becoming more business friendly read more

Until we speak again take care and stay risk aware

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Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting
Society of Licensed Aircraft Engineers and Technologists (N.Z.) Inc. read more


India and New Zealand sign an Aviation Arrangement.
It is a first for New Zealand but what does it really mean and how companies can use it read more

The Exporter
The voice of New Zealand's Exporters read more

American Airlines plans to hire 2,500 pilots over 5 years as it ramps up int'l flying
The CEO of American Airlines said the company expects to hire 2,500 pilots over the next five years as it ramps up international flights. read more

Gearbox component failure to blame for latest EC225 ditching
Initial investigations into the 22 October ditching in the North Sea of a Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma show strong similarities to.. read more

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GIA monthly update for October 2012 read more

Helicopter crash lands in North Sea,19 people rescued: British coast guard
A helicopter ferrying workers from an offshore oil rig crash landed in the North Sea on Monday, British coast guards said, adding that all 19 people aboard had been rescued. read more

Just Culture failing in cash-strapped Europe
Europe's air traffic control agencies are failing to heed the safety concerns of their employees at a time when they are imposing stringent cutbacks in personnel, recruitment and investment. read more

Review to look at unmanned aircraft safety
From the "Flying Fish" seaplane to something with a wingspan of a Boeing jetliner, an expected surge in unmanned aircraft could pose a challenge for those responsible for keeping U.S. skies safe. read more

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