Safe Air to be known as Airbus New Zealand

From July, aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), design and manufacturing company Safe Air will be renamed Airbus New Zealand Limited. The change comes after the company, which has operations in Blenheim, Ohakea, Auckland and Melbourne, was purchased by Airbus Group Australia Pacific from Air … [Read more...]

RNZAF eases NH90 flying restrictions

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has eased flying restrictions on its fleet of eight NH90s three weeks after an engine failure resulted in one of the medium utility helicopters making an emergency landing. A NH90 had just departed Woodburne Air Force base with nine people on board en route back to … [Read more...]

Jetstar A320s gain six more seats

A supplied image of the Recaro seats to be installed on Jetstar Australia and New Zealand's Airbus A320s. (Jetstar)

Jetstar is boosting the capacity on its Australia and New Zealand based Airbus A320 narrowbodies through the installation of slimline seats, reducing galley space and moving the lavatories. The Qantas-owned low-cost carrier (LCC) will reconfigure 43 A320s – which operate domestically within Australia and … [Read more...]

Former PM to join Air New Zealand board

Former New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is swapping the cabinet room for the board room after being named as a director of Air New Zealand. Key, who resigned as Prime Minister in December 2016 and left parliament in March, will take his seat on the Air New Zealand board on September 1, the airline said … [Read more...]