This blog started off by focussing on NZ's smaller 3rd level airlines, past and present. It has evolved to trying to present some record of NZ's domestic airline operations and some of the larger charter operators, interesting NZ international airliner movements and photos I have taken around the country. Comments, corrections or contributions are welcome, Steve - email@example.com
23 November 2010
High Flying Execujet
ExecuJet Aviation Group awarded New Zealand AOC Eighth Air Operating Certificate for the international group
The ExecuJet Aviation Group has been issued with a New Zealand Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority, paving the way for the company to commence base aircraft operations in the country. The first to be managed in the region is a Gulfstream G550, privately owned, which will be available for third party charter effective immediately. “We are really delighted to add the New Zealand AOC to our business,” said Darren McGoldrick, Managing Director ExecuJet Australasia. “This region is an especially buoyant one with a high proportion of ultra high net worth individuals who recognise the time-saving benefits and ease of aircraft charter. We look forward to introducing our international experience in aircraft sourcing, maintenance, charter services and technical assistance into the New Zealand market.” ExecuJet holds an Australian AOC and sees the addition of a New Zealand AOC as an ideal complement as business aviation steadily expands in the region. New Zealand becomes the eighth country in which ExecuJet now holds an AOC, awarded under Part 119 in accordance with Civil Aviation Rule 125. In addition to the AOC, ExecuJet Australia has been awarded Part 145 approval by NZCAA to carry out maintenance on the G550 aircraft. With an initial staff of one engineer and three crew (for the G550) the intention is to expand the team at its Wellington Airport base in due course. ExecuJet looks after a managed fleet of 150 aircraft around the world and is one of the most recognised and established names in the international business aviation industry. The New Zealand operation will operate under the management of ExecuJet Australasia.