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CEO Update

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Seasons’ greetings to you all.
 
A big thank you to all who participated in our Committee and Council meetings last week.  Highlights from the Council meeting last Friday include:
 
  • New Aviation NZ website approved – we’ll have this up and running as soon as possible in the New Year.  This website will be mobile and tablet friendly – unlike our current one.  After that we’ll connect into social media, such as Facebook and Linked In
     
  • ·Working with the Business Leaders Health & Safety Forum to support our voice that implementation of SMS should be focused on safety outcomes – not just creating more compliance
     
  • ·Collaborating with the Aviation Federation on key industry issues, such as the CAA Funding Review, so we can pool resources for analysis and have a united position as far as possible
     
  •  Presenting to CAA and MOT at senior levels on the impact that the proposals in the Funding Review will have on members over half of operators will pay more - please let us know how you will be affected so we can do something about this – samantha.sharif@aviationnz.co.nz
     
  • Finalising interim financial statements for Aviation NZ so we have good oversight of our financial performance – and we’re on target to break even this financial year
     
  • Upgrading and simplifying our back office functions – so we can refocus our resources to provide more Executive Officer support for our members
 
Key issues covered in our Divisional meetings are – link to NZAAA and NZHA news
 
It’s been a big year – and we’ve achieved some great results with your support – we look forward to building on this with you in 2016.
 
A huge thanks to you all for your commitment to aviation this year and to wish you safe and happy flying over the Christmas break. 
 
Our next aviation industry newsletter will be published on 15 January – if you have any stories or issues you’d like us to cover, please let us know.  We are here to be your voice.
 
 

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Internal News

Aviation in the news New
NZAAA News New
NZHA News New
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NZDomestic News

Colorado Department of Agriculture Safety Video
Ideas on Innovation
Intern - Do you need help?
NZSAR Awards
2016 ANZAR Conference
Jilly Murphy Memorial Scholarship
CAA Funding Review New 

New rules as of February 2016

International News
Government Aviation Group  New

   
 

Internal News

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Aviation in the News New

Former Aviation NZ President and well-known helicopter pilot, John Funnell is retiring  after 49 years of service to industry

Down to the Wire – now on social media with nearly 19000 views.
 
Helicopter pilots bereaved daughter talks about down to the wire

CAA's new page on wire hazards

Public raise money for prosecuted hero helicopter pilot

Masterton Aviation Experience
We offer a selection or combination of four operator 'Experiences' at Hood aerodrome flyer. This is a great day out in Wairarapa and very popular – good Christmas gift idea?


HAI Names recipients of 2016 Salute to Excellence Awards
Appareo Pilot of the Year Award

Jason Laing
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NZAAA News New

  • The Three C’s – competition, compliance and communication
  •  CAA Funding Proposal – why should the farming industry have to fund a Government    Department?
  •  Down To The Wire
  •  Toolbox
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NZHA News New

  • Fox Glacier – safety and operational issues.  Current Part 119 rule is delivering much better safety results than previous Regulation 136
  • Dave Armstrong – whether rule changes needed?
  • Unattended Controls – CAA proposal to make unattended controls illegal – CAA have now accepted our view that operators need the flexibility to retain unattended controls - provided they have solid procedures documented and followed at all times

    Read More
   
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Domestic News

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Colorado Department of Agriculture Safety Video 

Flying drones is fun, but many people don’t realize how many crop-dusting aircraft and other low-flying aircraft share the skies with you. Can crop-dusting pilots see a drone to avoid hitting it? This shows you the answer.
Flying drones is fun, but many people don’t realize how many crop-dusting aircraft and other low-flying aircraft share the skies with you. Can crop-dusting pilots see a drone to avoid hitting it? This shows you the answer. - See more at: http://www.uasvision.com/2015/12/02/colorado-department-of-agriculture-safety-video/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_campaign=07aefad99f-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_799756aeb7-07aefad99f-297560941#sthash.JS4xBLob.dpuf
 
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Ideas on innovation 

Callaghan Innovation produces Accelerate, an emagazine on a regular basis.  The December issue contains articles on angel investment, building business networks and collaboration as well as a story on Private Flight Global.  The Auckland company provides both an operational and a catering procurement platform to private jet operators, with staff and operation centres in Europe and the Asia Pacific region. If you’d like to learn more:  http://www.callaghaninnovation.govt.nz/accelerate-ezine/december-2015
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Intern - Do you need help? 

Tetsutaro Morizumi recently graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management.  He is able to converse and write a little in Mandarin and also converse and write with limited ability in Japanese.  He is looking for apposition in the aviation industry for up to 2 years, before he returns home to Singapore.  Contact tetsu.morizumi@gmail.com
 
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NZSAR Awards – Call for Nominations 

Nominations for the 2015 New Zealand Search and Rescue Awards for the year ending 31 December 2015 must be submitted by 31 January 2016. Read More
 
   
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Jilly Murphy Memorial Scholarship 

A $5000 scholarship is offered each year to support a project or person who contributes to improve aviation safety in New Zealand, particularly in Canterbury.  It is offered jointly by Christchurch Airport and Airways New Zealand, in memory of Jilly Murphy, a member of the Airways Christchurch Tower team who died in central Christchurch during the 22 February 2011 earthquake.
 The scholarship is offered to be used for learning, resources, equipment or to supplement income for a person focused on aviation safety.  Applications for the 2016 scholarship are now open – close on 22 December.
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CAA Funding Review New

We’re starting to put together our submission.  Please let us know how you will be impacted by these proposals http://www.caa.govt.nz/funding/index.html.  Our AAA Committee estimates they will pay at least another $500k.  Please email us by 31 January [samantha.sharif@aviationnz.co.nz]
 
Added to the CAA website:
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New Rules effective from 1 February 2016 New

A new Part 100 to address safety management system requirements comes into force on 1 February.  There are consequential amendments to Parts 115, 119, 121, 125, 137, 139, 141, 145, 146, 148, 149, 171, 172, 173, 174 and 175.
 
A new Part 147 Maintenance Training Organisations – Certification also is effective from 1 February.  This ule is based on the requirements of the current Part 141 and the equivalent EASA Part 147.  This rule will assist the economic development of the aircraft maintenance training sector.
 
More info: http://www.caa.govt.nz/rules/pending_rules.htm
 
 

International News

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Government Aviation Group New

This group (Min of Foreign Affairs and Trade, NZ Trade & Enterprise, Min of Transport, CAA, Callaghan Innovation and MBIE) met yesterday with us.  They have been an important ally in championing the need for Pt 147 and the integrated professional pilot training programme and we’re working closely together on the constraints of GST on B2B training contracts.  It is very encouraging to see the agencies working together to facilitate the development of some new aviation technologies and the way they work collaboratively to help individual aviation companies achieve commercial success.
   
   
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