A council request to formalise the use of the helipad on Bob's Peak, has received two "informal" applications from local helicopter operators.
Heli Tours director Paul Mitchell says his new alpine tour company is "ahead of schedule" after getting certification on Christmas Eve and operating for less than three weeks.
More visitors are expected from China after a decision by China Southern Airlines to fly direct to Auckland from Guangzhou, rather than via Melbourne as planned earlier.
A freight plane landing at Dunedin International Airport missed hitting a Dunedin airport security officer's vehicle by 10m in appalling weather conditions, a report released yesterday reveals.
Australia's air safety authority says engines on some A380 superjumbos have a potential manufacturing defect that could cause engine failure.
The pilot of a plane which crashed in the town of Fox Glacier on the West Coast, killing nine people in September, tried to manoeuvre out of a dive before the left wing dropped and the plane hit the ground, witnesses say.
Investigators looking at a near miss between a light plane and an Air New Zealand passenger aircraft near Mercer south of Auckland last year have blamed air traffic controllers for not following procedures.
Qantas has found issues with three more Rolls-Royce jet engines on its grounded Airbus A380 fleet, dashing the likelihood of their early return to service.
The launch pad for hundreds of New Zealand and international aviators will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a reunion of past and present members, at Queenstown Airport, on Friday, November 19.
New bird-scaring weapons at Queenstown Airport have been hailed a success by the airport's rescue fire manager, Bill Wrigley, and Wanaka Airport is planning to introduce the same technology soon.
Police are hunting a person who beamed a laser at a small plane as it came into land at Hamilton Airport last night, saying the incident could have ended in tragedy.
The pilot of the Air Nelson aircraft which nose dived into the tarmac at Blenheim Airport yesterday after the nose wheel collapsed knew there was a problem with the landing gear but believed it was locked down, according to a passenger.
Errors by an air traffic controller distracted by a personal phone call set the stage for a midair collision last year over New York's Hudson River between a tour helicopter and a small plane that claimed nine lives, including New Zealand helicopter pilot Jeremy Clarke, a US government safety panel says.
Lake Wanaka Tourism says it will work hard to persuade visitors to fly to Wanaka, on the back of an increase in commercial flights to the resort from national carrier Eagle Air.
Growth is predicted for Queenstown Airport after last week's deal with Auckland Airport, but the resort's international airport is already in growth mode.
A case in which two commercial Boeing 737 planes were too close to one another while landing at Queenstown International Airport is being investigated by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission.
Wanaka flight operator Ruth Presland has invested $113,000 in a new aircraft and is moving premises, with the goals of building her business profile and supporting Wanaka Airport's tourism activity hub.
Representatives from more than 24 of the world's largest international airlines will meet in Queenstown this December after Air New Zealand successfully made a bid to host the Star Alliance chief executive board meeting in New Zealand.
Auckland International Airport Ltd says a new service from Auckland to Singapore by low-cost carrier Jetstar Airways is significant because it extends the low-cost carrier model to longer haul destinations.
Lake Wanaka Tourism hopes that boosting flight capacity to Wanaka Airport will remain attractive to other air operators, despite the collapse of holiday charter service FlyDirect.