Air New Zealand has opened a specialist Aviation
Institute which will provide a comprehensive range of training
covering most airline industry roles within a single organisation.
Air New Zealand’s training organisation has a 70
year track record as a specialist post-employment aviation
training provider, with many of its graduates now holding senior
management positions within the global industry.
The new Air New
Zealand Aviation Institute will now take that experience to a new
level offering a full complement of pre and post-employment
The Institute will continue to provide the
majority of Air New Zealand’s own aviation training needs as well
as outsourced training for other airlines, operators and aircraft
maintenance organisations around the world, helping ensure the
future supply of high quality graduates.
It will also offer
international-airline-standard facilities and programmes to local
and international students seeking a career in the industry.
Three years in development, Air New Zealand has added
considerable curriculum and training infrastructure to bolster its
training capabilities. The Institute is a one stop shop not just
for pilot training, but also for other airline roles such as
engineers, flight attendants and front line check-in staff.
A major new initiative is the introduction of ab-initio flight
training through the Aviation Institute’s First Officer Programme.
Initial flight training will be provided by one of five partner organisations and complemented by commercial airline entry
assessments, training standards and advanced training modules
through to first turbo-prop or jet type rating. The five partner organisations are Air Hawkes Bay, International Aviation Academy
of New Zealand, Massey University, Nelson Aviation College and
Other new additions to Air New Zealand’s
training curriculum and infrastructure include:
Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified aircraft maintenance type
•Boeing 777-300 training suite comprising of a CAE
7000 series full flight simulator and dedicated flight and
maintenance training devices
•ATR72 full flight simulator
•Airline Integration Course - bridging the gap between ab initio
flight training and first turbo-prop or jet type rating
•Customer service pre employment training producing job-ready
graduates for frontline aviation roles
From 2012 the Air New Zealand Aviation Institute will also
offer an internationally recognised Diploma in Aeronautical
Maintenance Certification, aligned with European regulations.
The Air New Zealand Aviation Institute has five schools based
at two main campuses in Auckland and Christchurch and satellite
facilities across New Zealand, as well as eight Auckland based
flight simulators. It has 150 staff and delivers around 35,000
individual courses annually.
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