01 May 2016
We hit a big milestone last week in our final preparations for evening flights into Queenstown Airport. Following the recent completion of Airways' $1.65 million airfield lighting infrastructure project - part of a wider $19.6 million Queenstown Airport runway infrastructure upgrade - we've been carrying out extensive testing and calibrating of the new runway, taxiway, approach and apron lights.On Wednesday 25 April, the big moment arrived when the full lighting system was switched on for the first time in darkness. It was quite a sight! And we caught it all on film... the runway lights can now be seen in full glory in the below video footage. Beginning at dusk, this stunning footage shows the new runway, taxiway, approach and apron lights ...
08 Mar 2016
Airways’ pursuit of excellence in safety, efficiency and environmental responsibility - and our focus on our people as the heart of Airways - is the theme of an article published in the latest issue of CANSO Airspace magazine.In the article, CEO Ed Sims shares his view on the importance of trusting people to get on with the job and Airways’ approach to training and learning, and also talks about Airways’ transformational MANA strategy, our enduring focus on safety, and our commitment to reducing aviation’s environmental footprint.About our air traffic control training and the introduction of e-learning into this space, Ed commented: “ATC learning has to be as progressive and accessible as any other form of education. Just as today’s student...
23 Feb 2016
As we mark the fifth anniversary of the earthquake that struck Christchurch on 22 February 2011, our own Kate Cook is honouring the memory of Christchurch Tower air traffic controller Jilly Murphy who died in Cashel Mall that day.A $5000 scholarship is in place in Jilly's name - the Jilly Murphy Memorial Scholarship for Aviation Safety is offered by Airways in conjunction with Christchurch Airport, and is awarded in February each year to an applicant who can demonstrate outstanding commitment to enhancing aviation safety. This year's scholarship has been awarded to Kate Cook, Airways' Operational Safety Coordinator and a former commercial pilot. Kate will use the scholarship to help fund her post-graduate study into human factors, including...
CTV interview with Kate Cook
18 Feb 2016
Ever wondered what’s behind getting you from A to B safely in the air? Check out this short video featuring some of the talented people from Airways, New Zealand’s air navigation and safety experts.Featuring stunning scenes of Aotearoa, the video gives a taste of what we do to keep New Zealand, and the world, moving. As you'll see, we're all about safety, efficiency innovation and delivering cost-efficient and safer outcomes for our customers.Check out the video, and we'd love you to share it! You can find out more about how we make a difference for our customers in New Zealand and around the world, on our About Airways page.