A military helicopter at the centre of a $770 million New Zealand Defence Force upgrade has come in for harsh criticism in a German Army report into its performance.
Flying in mountainous terrain will be discussed during the Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA) free AvKiwi safety seminar in Queenstown on Monday.
Air New Zealand may seek compensation for the disruption to its flights caused by Thursday's air-traffic control outage at Dunedin International Airport.
More commercial flights for Wanaka Airport are on the agenda at a meeting next month between the resort's tourism and chamber of commerce representatives and the CEO of domestic airways carrier Eagle Air.
The next generation of baggage-handling machines will be introduced at New Zealand airports, including Queenstown, in 2012-13, as a result of the science and technology agreement signed with the United States in January.
Robin Manson, of Enfield, and Keith Mitchell, now of Christchurch, were pupils at Waitaki Boys High School in the mid-1950s and met up again yesterday when Mr Mitchell piloted a DC-3 aircraft into Oamaru Airport as part of a South Island tour.
New Zealand may rank highly when it comes to aviation security, but the country's airports are not immune to acts of terrorism, New Zealand Airline Pilots Association aviation security co-ordinator Captain Paul Lyons says
"When people arrive at airports, they shouldn't know what's going to happen to them," Aviation Security International editor Philip Baum said yesterday.
Aviation enthusiasts were treated to a rare spectacle at the Idaburn airstrip this week when a DC-3 heritage airliner and P-51D Mustang took to the sky. Rosie Manins joined hundreds of Maniototo residents and school children at the rural airstrip, near Oturehua, for the Southern DC3 Charitable Trust's Heartland Tour of the South Island.
Piloting the DC-3 heritage airliner at Idaburn had a special significance for former Patearoa resident Dave Paterson.
A DC-3 airliner may soon be a regular visitor at the Idaburn airstrip and Alexandra Airport if a joint venture between two companies takes off.
Wellington Airport is open for landing after heavy fog in parts of the capital disrupted a number of flights this morning.
The Civil Aviation Authority is investigating an incident over Lake Wakatipu during which two passenger planes came close enough to spark an automatic warning to the two pilots.
Recession-weary passengers lashed out at British Airways workers as the carrier began last-ditch legal action to avert a Christmas cabin-crew strike that threatens to ruin holiday plans for about a million travellers.
Winds gusting up to gale force caused delays to traffic in and out of Port Otago and Dunedin airport yesterday - and there is expected to be no let-up today.
Air New Zealand says it will discuss with the Government and Antarctica New Zealand whether more relatives of the Mt Erebus crash victims can travel to the accident scene.
Christchurch businessman Mike Pero's plans for a trip to Antarctic for friends and family of Erebus victims are on hold.
Competition has landed at Dunedin International Airport and so might cheaper transtasman airfares, with Air New Zealand confirming it will go head to head with low-cost carrier Pacific Blue on the Brisbane route next year.
Two men are dead after a gyrocopter crashed in a south Taranaki paddock today.
A light aircraft pilot has been praised after a successfully crash-landing his aeroplane in a southeast Auckland reserve.