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Helicopter Outlook 2014

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Helicopter Outlook 2014 

According to report, the high profile Regulations on The Use of Low Altitude Airspace Management for Trial Implementation has been formed. Once the low altitude Airspace management regulations to implement, communication & navigation system and low altitude Flight service stations will be large scale construction, and access to national level Investment. 

Recently,China's first low altitude route ZhuhaiYangjiang  Luoding route has Officially shipping on June 26th,mark of China's low altitude Airspace reform entered the practical stage.According to data, China existing 178 general Aviation enterprises, registered 1610 general aviation Aircraft, with 399 general Airports and temporary landing point. It is predicted that, over the next 20 years, the number of civilian helicopters in China is expected to reach about 10000, over the next 10 years, China general aviation industry market demand over 640 billion CNY. 

Under this background, Helicopter Outlook…

Student Pilots Land Here After Heli Pro Collapse

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Student Pilots Land Here After Heli Pro Collapse


The latest Mainland Aviation College graduands in waiting line up from left, near propeller Swapnil Karki 20, of Nepal, who graduates in January, Payal Kar 21, of India, leaving in two weeks, Mainland's general manager Shirley Kean, Jian Ping Wei 25, of China, who leaves next week and Mainland chief flight instructor Hamish Mosley (24). Photo by Linda Robertson.

The latest Mainland Aviation College graduands in waiting line up (from left, near propeller) Swapnil Karki (20, of Nepal, who graduates in January), Payal Kar (21, of India, leaving in two weeks), Mainland's general manager Shirley Kean, Jian Ping Wei (25, of China, who leaves next week) and Mainland chief flight instructor Hamish Mosley (24). Photo by Linda Robertson.
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Eighteen international student pilots left in the lurch by the receivership of Tauranga-based Heli-Pro have chosen Mainland Aviation College at Dunedin International Airport to complete the…

The New Zealand Herald Network Select a network 29th November

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The New Zealand Herald Network Select a network 29th November 


Grant Bradley Aviation, tourism and energy writer for the Business Herald


Air New Zealand Ltd Airlines Business New Zealand... United States
New Dreamliners allow nonstop travel deep within America, possibly to Chicago.

The Airline would use its new Boeing 787 Dreamliners on a nonstop route. By mid next year it will have four of the 10 fuel efficient long range planes it has on order. Photo Peter Meecham
The Airline would use its new Boeing 787 Dreamliners on a nonstop route. By mid-next year it will have four of the 10 fuel-efficient long-range planes it has on order. PhotoPeter Meecham

Air New Zealand is poised to fly deeper into the United States, possibly Chicago, which travel experts say should result in good deals for travellers.

While the Airline is not commenting, it is understood Chicago, Houston and Las Vegas are on the shortlist. An announcement could be made by early next year and flights start within the next 12 mont…

New Zealand Airline works at reliability

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New Zealand Airline works at reliability

Jetstar New Zealand says it is attracting more business customers, thanks to its improved standards of reliability. Grant Kerr, head of New Zealand Jetstar operations, acknowledges that there was a period when the Australian-owned airline often attracted public criticism for breakdowns in communication with its passengers.

Jetstar has hit the headlines for such things as having a pregnant woman bumped off a flight after having already let her fly one LEG, and cancelling a Flight which meant fans missed a Lady Gaga concert in Auckland.

The Australian LCC, a Qantas subsidiary, says it has about 20.7 percent of the domestic MARKET based on flights between Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland, Queenstown and Dunedin, carrying up t
o 5000 passengers a day.

Grant Kerr says the Airline has improved its reliability and significantly moved on in its five years as a domestic carrier.The Airline is now tracking less than one Flight cancelled per 160 scheduled Fl…

Mayor walks out of Air NZ meeting

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Mayor walks out of Air NZ meeting



The rural representative for Local Government New Zealand walked out of a meeting today with Air New Zealand when it refused to reconsider its closure of some regional services.

Opotiki mayor John Forbes said he turned up to the meeting with the perception that he was entering consultation with the Airline.Instead,he said its representatives said the door is shut on some services.

Mr Forbes said he was disappointed that the company,which was bailed out by the taxpayer in 2001,has failed to talk to representatives of rural communities with an open mind.

I think Air New Zealand should be ashamed of themselves, they are the national carrier and they are not understanding the impacts that they are having on communities.

They are not even coming to talk to us about what sorts of impacts they are having, and if they can't understand that, how can that inform their decision making?
From April next year, Air New Zealand would stop Flights from Kaitaia and Whaka…

New Zealand To Introduce Civil UAV Regulations

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New Zealand To Introduce Civil UAV Regulations



New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is planning to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking on 4 December to establish regulations covering the use of unmanned air vehicles.

In a statement, the CAA says that the current regulations on UAVs were designed for model aircraft, however as many vehicles have advanced performance characteristics, this opens up additional risks.

To date, this year there have been 15 incidents involving UAVs in New Zealand reported to the CAA, up from 12 the year prior.

While it did not provide many details on the proposed regulations, the CAA adds that operators of high-risk UAVs will likely require certification.

The regulations have been drafted in cooperation with industry group UAVNZ and government technology body Callaghan Innovation, and will be open for public comment until 30 January 2015.

We want to make sure the new rules do not impose an undue regulatory burden on operators and will seek feedback on th…

Martin Aircraft Company seeks vertical take off

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Martin Aircraft Company seeks vertical take off


NEW Zealand has pioneering roots in the Aviation Industry. Eight months before the Wright brothers famously recorded the first modern manned Flight at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, a farmer from South Carolina, Richard Pearse, was testing a rival mechanically powered flying contraption over his grassy paddocks.

Foreign design also provided foundation for the nation’s commercial Aviation Industry, when it bought two of the first Aircraft ever built by Boeing.

The coming listing of Martin Aircraft Company aims to write a new chapter for New Zealand’s Aviation Industry characterised by domestic innovation.

The technology company is focused on developing and commercialising unique ultralight Aircraft. Its primary asset is intellectual property surrounding the Martin Jetpack, a one person, petroleum powered Aircraft capable of vertical take off and landing.

The Martin Jetpack Technology has a development history spanning 30 years with its firs…

Air New Zealand Wine Awards Champion Gewurztraminer

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Air New Zealand Wine Awards Champion Gewurztraminer



The Air New Zealand Wine Awards is New Zealand’s premier wine competition created to encourage and reward excellence in New Zealand winemaking for the benefit of winemakers and consumers.

The competition has been running for over 30 years and this trophy marks the fourth for Spy Valley previously being awarded the Trophy for Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.

Our Gewurztraminer has consistently done well,the 2003 Spy Valley Gewurztraminer won the Air New Zealand Wine Awards Gewurztraminer Trophy back in 2003, 10 vintages on it shows we are still hitting the mark.Said Blair Gibbs, Spy Valley Wines General Manager.

This year's competition saw 1,552 wines entered into 16 different classes. The entries were judged by an independent panel of 26 expert wine judges, including two international judges David Brookes and Sebastian Braun.

It was a season that really suited Gewurztraminer, with plenty of warmth to push the flavours toward…

New Zealand's Regions To Get Service Of A Private Airliner Demand Up For Slashing Airport Charges

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New Zealand's Regions To Get Service Of A Private Airliner Demand Up For Slashing Airport Charges





There is good news for New Zealand's Regions. Their anguish was visible after Air New Zealand's decided to pull out of non lucrative regional routes and close its subsidiary Eagle Air.The news is that New Zealand's regional Airline, Sunair Aviation, has stepped in with the offer to fly in the abandoned routes.Sunair Aviation has announced that it is keen to boost New Zealand regional services in a big way. According to its chief executive, Dan Power, the main reason for inflated regional airfares was big airport charges. 


An Air New Zealand plane flies over houses in Mount Victoria as it approaches Wellington Airport.



Power said, even though Sunair would not want to compete with Air New Zealand, it is willing to take up the routes being left by Air New Zealand in the North Island.Most air travellers in New Zealand's regions have been business people who fly between differ…

Gerry Brownlee Has Been Fined For Dodging Airport Security

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Gerry Brownlee Has Been Fined For Dodging Airport Security




Gerry Brownlee has been fined for dodging Airport security.
NZGerry Brownlee discusses the Civil Aviation Authority report into his Airport security breach.

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Gerry Brownlee insists he was not seeking preferential treatment because he is a Cabinet minister, after being fined $2000 for breaching Airport rules when he bypassed security to board a domestic Flight.

The Civil Aviation Authority today issued its decision on an incident when Brownlee and two staff breached security at Christchurch Airport on July 24.

The breach happened when …