Tag: New Zealand

Invercargill Gets NZ’s First Digital Air Traffic Control Tower

Reading Time: < 1 minute Invercargill Airport will be the first airport in New Zealand to have its air traffic control tower replaced with a digital system operated from a remote location. Air Navigation Services Provider Airways issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking a supplier of digital tower technology for Invercargill. Airways is looking to the technology as a […]

Sounds Air Takes Control Of Its MRO

Reading Time: 3 minutes How the New Zealand operator transformed its maintenance operations–starting with eliminating the Excel spreadsheet. One of the major benefits New Zealand-based Sounds Air has seen from becoming an early adopter of the Takeflite airline enterprise software suite is the dramatic improvement in capability the suite’s maintenance control module has given the carrier in managing its […]

Australian and New Zealand Airlines to Form New Aviation Industry Group

Reading Time: 3 minutes Australia and New Zealand’s major airlines today announced the establishment of a new industry group to advocate and pursue reform on public policy issues that impact the aviation sector and broader economy in the region. Airlines for Australia and New Zealand (A4ANZ) will enable Air New Zealand, the Qantas Group, Regional Express Holdings and the […]

Emirates Celebrates First Year on World’s Longest A380 Non-Stop Route

Reading Time: 2 minutes Upgrading the aircraft type to the double-decker A380 on its daily non-stop service connecting Dubai and Auckland was one of the key reasons for a successful first year on the route, the world’s longest A380 flight, says Emirates. Emirates celebrated 12 months on the non-stop route, flown firstly with a 266-seat Boeing 777-200LR and then, […]

Virgin Atlantic Recruits Take to the Skies

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first batch of recruits to take part in Virgin Atlantic’s Future Flyers Programme will take to the skies this January. The news comes as the airline re-launches the training programme for 2017 that leads directly to a job as a pilot with the airline. This coming year Virgin Atlantic is offering 12 spaces on […]

Qantas Starts External Pilot Recruitment

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas says its has received more than 500 applications, including from as far away as Europe, in its external pilot recruitment drive ahead of the arrival of the Boeing 787-9 in October 2017. In February, Qantas announced plans to hire 170 new pilots over the next three years to support growth on the back of […]

Auckland Welcomes Emirates A380 World Record Passenger Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute The longest non-stop commercial flight ever has touched down today. An Emirates Airbus A380 completed its massive journey from Dubai to Auckland in 17 hours and 15 minutes. The plane covered an enormous 8,824 miles (14,200km). It chops three hours off the current flight time between the two cities. The flight beat the previous record held by […]

Queenstown Airport Enjoys Best Ever Year For Traffic Growth

Reading Time: < 1 minute The 2015 traffic figures for Queenstown Airport are in, and they reveal that the New Zealand gateway handled a new yearly record of 1.5 million passengers. December also saw the airport set new records for its busiest month ever and busiest week in its history. In total 156,636 passengers used the airport in December – […]