14 March 2014
Aviation Leadership Summit 2014
We are delighted to announce that our first Aviation Leadership Summit will be held at Westpac Stadium in Wellington 20-22 July 2014. Westpac Stadium is New Zealand’s premier multipurpose stadium and has hosted many world sporting and entertainment events.
THE THEME: Celebrating 100 years of aviation – The Future.
We Want to Hear from You!
It is important for us to hear from you about how we are doing and to help shape what we do in future. We have created an online survey for this purpose, which will be sent out next week. This will only take 10 mins of your time, so please help us to help you. Complete the survey by 26 March 2014 and you will go into the draw to win FREE entry to the Aviation Leadership Summit in July! This is worth over $500.
Flight simulator ready for take off
Congratulations to the Northland Emergency Services Trust. Using good kiwi ingenuity, they’ve integrated 5 computers with the cockpit and fuselage of an old Sikorsky helicopter from Japan, and created a state of the art sim. Pete Turnbull says this cost them about 15% of the usual flight training device ‘and in many respects it’s better than anything else around’. It has also been certified by CAA. More: http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/rescue-pilots-build-flight-simulator-video-5861222
We are now on Weibo!
There is now an Aviation NZ page on the major Chinese social media site, Weibo. This allows us to talk regularly to influencers and purchasers about the New Zealand aviation offer. We can now include content from you, at an annual fee of $500 per company. Interested? Contact John Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to save 40% of your total energy cost?
Would you like a $5000 contribution to an energy audit?
We have negotiated with EECA (the Energy and Efficiency and Conservation Authority) to run an energy audit and conservation programme in the aviation industry. They will co-fund 50% of the costs companies incur in undertaking the audit and implementing a conservation programme, up to $5000 each. Companies typically save 10 to 15% of their total energy costs as a result of the programme – some have achieved 40%! We now want to involve you – volunteers please. More info here
Would you like to save $200,000 pa on external suppliers?
Membership of Aviation NZ entitles companies (and employees) to N3 Cards, which improves your buying power. Over 100 suppliers belong to N3 (formerly GSB). Even if you do business with one of those suppliers, you can retain your existing relationships and access any savings available through the buying power of N3. In aviation manufacturing, it is possible to save up to 52% off the list price from one N3 supplier. Several members spent over $1m through N3 last year and saved almost $200,000. Companies such as Noel Leeming belong and your staff can buy from them – a real value add that you as an employer can give your staff.