GROWING SAFE AVIATION MEMBERSHIP
Advocacy - A united voice makes us all strong
Submissions in the last twelve months:
Aircraft emergency location equipment, 135.505, Rotors in Motion, Carriage of LPG containers, Colour Vision, Fatigue Risk Management and Small Issues (All to CAA); Low Emissions Environment (Productivity Commission); Temporary Visas (MBIE); Landings on National Parks (DoC), Air Ambulance (Ministry of Health); Tank wagons (Worksafe); and BREXIT (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade).
Meetings and input to agencies/organisations including
Airways; Business NZ, Business Councils, CAA, DoC, IRD, EPA, Ministries of Defence, Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Transport; Regional Councils; NZQA; NZ Trade & Enterprise; TAIC; TEC; Federated Farmers, Tourism Industry Aotearoa, Whole of Government Aviation Group, ALPA and Society of Local Government Managers.
Expertise - Technical assistance/advice to members
Subjects in the last 12 months included:
Incident and safety reports, spray drift, Down to the Wire, New Southern Sky, ACC premiums, employment contracts, wage rate changes, Government procurement, contract advice, completing tenders, international marketing, brokering meetings with CAA, election policies, and promoting the competence of New Zealand aviation.
Communications - Improving member knowledge
Weekly newsletter, 4 divisional monthly newsletters (NZAAA, NZHA, Training & Development and UAVNZ), specific purpose newsletter mailouts (e.g. tank wagons, free training, New Southern Sky, ACAG issues, Pt 135.505, Pt 135 Risk Profile, loading/unloading with rotors in motion, and carriage of LPG containers).
Networking with members
Industry conference, divisional meetings, member functions in regions, end of year function.
Press releases and articles
releases in the last 12 months were issued on subjects including the CAA funding review, Helicopter safety, International Training opportunities, UAVs, aviation safety, Colour vision, Aviation Conference week, Aviation NZ Awards and NZAAA Awards.
This resulted in a wide range of media interviews (newspaper, radio and TV) with coverage including snippets, articles, columns and coverage in social media.
Member Benefeits - Improving the Ability of Members to do business
members saved on average $3040
(up from $3012 in 2016). List of suppliers
being used by members for foreign exchange transactions.
being used to save money on ACC levies (average saving of 41% on levies).