New airline MRO facility
Air New Zealand has signed a licensing agreement to overhaul and repair auxiliary power units (APUs) produced by Honeywell Aerospace at its Christchurch engineering and maintenance base.
The eight-year deal will see the airline as the only certified Honeywell maintenance shop for the APU 131-9A model in the Asia Pacific region and will cover units in its own airliners as well as third-party customers.
Hands across the Southern Alps
Adventure tourism leaders Fox Glacier Guiding and Mt Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters have teamed up to create a new experience for visitors to Mt Cook National Park.
The partnership company, Mt Cook Glacier Guiding, has its operational base at the Aoraki Mount Cook Airport and offers heli-hiking, snowshoeing and ice climbing on the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier.
Praise earned in tough place
The New Zealand Defence Force’s air transport team in the Middle East has flown the equivalent of five round-the-world trips since its mission began in June, delivering supplies and personnel for coalition operations in the region.
Currently an RNZAF C-130H Hercules and a 32-strong detachment have flown 45 missions, including NVG flights, to Iraq and Afghanistan. The NZDF air transport team has also maintained a near-perfect mission record, having flown all but 2 percent of the missions assigned by the Australian Defence Force air mobility task group, of which it forms a part...
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