28 September 2019

Air New Zealand, Mount Cook and Air Nelson Integration.



Air New Zealand has made the decision to align all aircraft operations under a single Air Operating Certificate. From 19 November 2019 Air Nelson Q300 aircraft will be operating under the Air NZ AOC with Mt Cook ATR operations to follow in mid-December. The most significant change for other users of the New Zealand aviation system will be the change to utilising ANZ flight numbers and “New Zealand” as the callsign for all of these operations.

Air Nelson Q300 aircraft previously operating with callsign “Link xxx” will now use “New Zealand 8xxx” and be filing ATC plans as ANZ8xxx.

Mt Cook ATR aircraft previously operating as “Mt Cook xxx” will now use “New Zealand 5xxx” and be filing ATC plans as ANZ5xxx.

For those of you who operate at airfields served by these aircraft please note the change and when you hear “New Zealand” inbound don’t assume that it is a jet.

12 comments:

  1. What the source for this information, nothing on official channels?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Just because you haven't been told Mr H. do not assume that it is not official! Many of us actually still in the industry have been told...officially!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Also would like to know the source ? Yet to come across anything through the Company channels. But as Pilots We are generally last to know..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. With the Cook and Nelson AOCs going it seemed pretty obvious

      Delete
    2. Nothing says you can't have multiple call signs on one AOC

      Delete
  4. Poor ATC.....

    Seems a pointless change.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not a pointless change it streamlines back of house operations under the one AOC.

      Delete
    2. The flight callsign change is pointless. It will lead to errors in radio calls with control

      Delete
    3. "The flight callsign change is pointless. It will lead to errors in radio calls with control"

      How?

      Typical comment from an armchair pilot.

      Delete
    4. Actually as a pikot for said regional group, we already frequently see the confusion with simular flight numbers, let alone the same callsign.

      Ive had my callsign changed by atc to avoid confusion and been warned about similar callsign on freq.

      Delete
  5. Does this mean that all the Dash 8s and ATRs will now be re-registered to Air NZ?

    ReplyDelete
  6. Yes all combined on the one AOC

    ReplyDelete