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11 April


CEO Update


Dear Colleagues,  
Today, I am one of the speakers at the Royal Aeronautical Society annual symposium, Flying in Formation.  I am always inspired by how much passion, smarts, and expertise there is in our aviation industry.  Our key opportunity is to harness that as successfully as possible so NZ continues to punch above its weight on the global stage.
Unfortunately, another domestic aviation accident in the headlines this week. And the search for MH370 continues. An opportune time for us to consider the subject of resilience engineering and its role within system safety.  We’ll be exploring this concept at the Aviation Leadership Summit.
Many thanks to all of you who took the time to complete our survey. We’ll announce the winner of free entry to the Aviation Leadership Summit next week and we’ll share the results with you at the end of April.
Great to see the first Air NZ 787-9 unveiled this week in Seattle.  Another great example of Kiwi leadership on the world stage.

Until next week.


Aviation Leadership Summit 2014
Leadership Summit App
Pratt & Whitney Canada - PT6 Customer day
Council and Divisional Meetings
CAA Aerodrome Safety Forum
Impared Colour Vision general direction
CAA to upgrade systems
Kiribati Aviation Advisor


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Aviation Leadership Summit 2014

Our first Aviation Leadership Summit will be held at Westpac Stadium in Wellington 20-22 July 2014.  We will have EXCLUSIVE use of the Westpac Function Centre and we have a BRAND NEW venue for our Welcome Reception (so new it hasn’t been opened yet!).  Westpac Stadium is New Zealand’s premier multipurpose stadium and has hosted many world sporting and entertainment events.
The Summit replaces Napier Conference Week.
Celebrating 100 years of aviation – The Future.  This is the theme of our Summit.  We will celebrate what aviation has achieved over the last 100 years and look forward to what the next century will bring, operationally, technologically, economically and politically.  The draft Summit agenda is here
Registration is NOW OPEN for exhibitors and delegates.  Exhibition stands are selling quickly.  We expect up to 300 people expected to attend the trade show each day and we will be ensuring active engagement between delegates and trade exhibitors.  More about this soon!  Early bird pricing applies until the end of April, so be in quick.
Sponsors: Our new sponsorship packages are available here.  A number of sponsors have already reserved packages, so contact us soon regarding remaining opportunities.   
Accommodation:  Our preferred hotels are Rydges Wellington and the IBIS Hotel Wellington.  We have negotiated excellent discounts on rooms and breakfast for Summit attendees. Special rates apply for 20-23 July and rooms are limited, so please book as soon as possible.
Rydges:Room only $175 + breakfast $23 (includes GST).   FREE Wifi.  Reserve your room here:
IBIS Hotel:  Room only $139 + breakfast $18 (includes GST).  Please book directly with the hotel using the booking code AVIATION200717  to email or call the hotel 04 496 1880
Both hotels are located in central Wellington on Featherston St, close to the Westpac Stadium and close to each other.  We will also be arranging transport to Westpac Stadium for each day of the Summit and related events

Leadership Summit App

For this year’s summit, and recognising the number of smartphone users who will be there, the conference programme, details of exhibitors and the very important sponsors will be on an app which you can all download.  
You’ll be able to keep up to date with happenings at the summit, and see where you are supposed to be at any point in time (during work hours that is!). 
Advert Media is putting this app together.  Details of what is available and how to be included in the app are here.
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Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6 Customer Day 23 July

P&WC are proposing to run a PT6A Customer Training Seminar for pilots and engineers on 23 July at Westpac Stadium Wellington. This will allow people attending the Aviation Leadership Summit to stay on for the Seminar.
The seminar will provide an exchange of information on the PT6A engines in Agricultural operation presented by P&WC  PT6A Customer Engineer from Montreal. This will include a technical update and forum as well as best practices for maintaining and operating PT6A engines in the Agricultural environment.
To register interest in attending or for any queries please contact

Council and Divisional Meetings

Next Meetings are 13 May AAA, 14 May NZHA and 15 May Council in Wellington. 
Training Division will also meet on 14 May, in Christchurch. 
We look forward to seeing you then.
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CAA Aerodrome Safety Forum Wednesday 7 May 2014

The CAA is convening this Forum which will cover a range of topics relevant to airport operations and current safety issues. 
See here for more details and to register.
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Impared Colour Vision General Direction

Submission deadline extended to 30 September 2014
The CAA has extended the deadline for submissions on the General Direction, Impaired Colour Vision (GD/VIS/01/2013.1)  for a 6 month period. The new deadline for submissions is now 5pm on Monday 30th September 2014.
You are invited to make your submissions on this proposal - please use the form on the web site, and when completed, email it to  You do not have to re submit if you have already made a submission.
The proposed General Direction on the CAA web site<>  under "what's new" and  Medical - "General Directions".
Submissions close:  30th  September 2014.
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CAA to upgrade systems

As you know, the CAA is evolving as a risk based regulator and has initiated a change programme (known as the Regulatory Craft Programme) that includes replacing its existing Aviation Safety Management System (ASMS) and its Enterprise Document and Records Management System (EDRMS).
It may also include delivery of a new Business Intelligence platform. The CAA has now issued a Request For Info – Government Electronic Tender Service reference RFI-CAA-01.  RFIs close on 6 May.  For more info contact:

Kiribati Aviation Advisor

Kiribati is looking to recruit an aviation advisor under a World Bank funded project.  
The advisor will help Kiribati set up a Civil Aviation Division inside its transport agency, provide safety oversight in the aviation sector and advise on air services development. 
EOIs are required with the Ministry of Communication, Transport and Tourism Development in Kiribati by 18 April. More info here.

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