Covid-19 had a major impact on Aviation NZ and member operations during the year. We changed the way we operated, did not invoice existing members for 2020/21 subscriptions and ran a minimum cost budget. Our work continued but with three new imperatives from 1 April:
Immediate: Member viability. Looking at ways we could help members reduce costs, through the Government’s Aviation Package or other ways.
Short term: Keeping members operating. Ensuring members are ready for the recovery and removing constraints on GA created by the Covid-19 alert levels, especially on agriculture, engineering, MRO and parts supply, and pilot and instructor currency.
Medium term: Kickstarting the economy through aviation. Identifying aviation projects and activities that can start as the country or regions move from Covid-19 level 4.
Submissions on a range of issues but less than previous years because of the impact of Covid-19 on the bureaucracy.
Conversely many more meetings with a wide range of regulatory agencies, especially on the impact of Covid-19 and solutions.
Wide ranging input from members to inform our views.
General advice to members and agencies.
Problem solving for members and agencies.
Website regularly updated and integrated with social media platforms.
Weekly, Divisional and Member only newsletters, Zoom meetings and webinars.
Special ‘specific issue’ mail outs to relevant members.
Visits to members where possible.
Press releases and articles.
N3 and OFx savings.
Covid-SOPs developed and updated for affected divisions.
18 new members (25 in 2019)
Financial position ok, despite not invoicing existing members subscriptions for 2020/21