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Star Alliance   A star alliance member 200 

Air New Zealand is proud to be a member of Star Alliance.

The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller.

Its acceptance by the market has been recognised by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Avianca in Brazil, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,330 airports in 192 countries.

The Aviation Institute   AirNZ AviationInstitute 200x200 copy3

The Aviation Institute has campuses in Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand, our customers are 11,000 Air New Zealanders, the staff of airlines, militaries and MRO’s from Asia, Oceania and the Middle East, and individuals globally wishing to up skill or enter the aviation industry. Our domestic and international customers are able to access the full spectrum of training programmes we provide to Air New Zealand and benefit from the operational industry experience we embed into those programmes.

A typical corporate customer for the Aviation Institute is an airline seeking to address manpower shortages with one of our ab-initio programmes, or to solve a short-fall in training capacity driven by either a lack of own facilities, or an increase in demand driven by the acquisition of new or additional aircraft fleets. The Aviation Institute has four schools, 110 dedicated training staff, and approximately 5,0000 student enrolments annually. 

The Aviation Institute’s School of Flight provides ab-initio flight and bridging training with four New Zealand based flying schools, and is a type rating training organisation with eight full flight simulators. Aircraft types catered for are B737-300, B777-200/300, A320 (x2), ATR72-500, ATR72-600, Bombardier Q300, and B787.

The School of Engineering operates from both Auckland and Christchurch campuses providing apprentice level programmes for domestic and international companies and students. Our EASA approved two-year basic aircraft maintenance course, incorporating a New Zealand Certificate and Diploma is popular with both domestic and international students. Post-employment courses are numerous and range from specialist processes to type training for licenced aircraft maintenance engineers. The Aviation Institutes School of Service and School of Ground Operations focus solely on supporting the training and development of Air New Zealand employed staff in all customer facing and airport back of house airport roles.