Activity Overview

In a Programme of nearly a decade, a substantial amount of activity will occur, and keeping track of this can be difficult at the best of times. The timeline below is a chronological account of activity, news stories, events, releases and milestones in the NSS Programme.

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2023
2014
Milestone
December 2021

ADS-B in all Controlled Airspace

ADS-B in all Controlled Airspace

The proposed Mandate for ADS-B  in all controlled airspace is due to be implemented on 31st December 2021.

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April 2019

New Southern Sky Approach 19

Following on from the hugely successful Approach 16 and Approach 18, Approach 19 has been confirmed for Tuesday, 2 April 2019 - Wednesday, 3...

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December 2018

ADS-B above Flight Level 245

ADS-B above Flight Level 245

The proposed Mandate for ADS-B above FL 245 is due to be implemented on 31st December 2018.

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May 2018

New Southern Sky Conference 2018

New Southern Sky Conference 2018

‘Helping You Transition' NSS Conference PresentationsDay OneSteve Smyth (NSS CAA) - How's the NSS Programme doing?Tim Hughes (Mahino Consult...

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April 2018

Do you have questions about the future surveillance system or ADS-B?

Do you have questions about the future surveillance system or ADS-B?

Do you have questions about the future surveillance system or ADS-B?Then check out our ADS-B FAQs/ If you can’t find your answer there pleas...

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April 2018

Performance Based Communication and Surveillance (PBCS) Implementation Plan released today!

Performance Based Communication and Surveillance (PBCS) Implementation Plan released today!

New Southern Sky are pleased to announce the release of the New Zealand Performance Based Communication and Surveillance (PBCS) Implementati...

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March 2018

Day 1 of Approach 18 kicks off in Wellington

Day 1 of Approach 18 kicks off in Wellington

Approach 18 Get Underway in the CapitalApproach 18 got underway this morning with an exciting range of speakers lined up. Director NSS, Stev...

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March 2018

Aeropath AIS-AIM Partnership

Aeropath AIS-AIM Partnership

Aeropath Signs Deal with Snowflake SoftwareToday it was announced that Snowflake Software, a provider of cloud and on-premise software solut...

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February 2018

Planned testing of non-certified / low powered ADS-B equipment

Planned testing of non-certified / low powered ADS-B equipment

The 2017 NSS Roadshow highlighted interest from the sector around alternative low-power and non-certified ADS-B solutions. In response to th...

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February 2018

Ground Based Navigation Aids - Recommendations Released

Ground Based Navigation Aids - Recommendations Released

GROUND BASED NAVIGATION AIDS In taking advantage of the availability of the Global Positioning System (GPS), many countries have taken the o...

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January 2018

NSS Governance Group Welcomes New Members

NSS Governance Group Welcomes New Members

The NSS Governance Group Chair Mark Hughes welcomed two new members in the first meeting of 2018. Kirstie Hewlett, Deputy Chief Executive, R...

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December 2017

NSS Christmas Message 2017

NSS Christmas Message 2017

A Happy Christmas to everyone involved in our multi-agency, collaborative programme to update the New Zealand aviation system. If you are in...

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November 2017

NSS team deliver to packed out crowds at Hamilton and Tauranga

NSS team deliver to packed out crowds at Hamilton and Tauranga

New Southern Sky Road Show - Day 3The New Southern Sky (NSS)  team continued their tour of the North Island yesterday, presenting to packed ...

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November 2017

Auckland Airport and Ardmore kick off the 2017 NSS Road Show

Auckland Airport and Ardmore kick off the 2017 NSS Road Show

A huge thank you to everyone one who turned out for the first two Road Show briefings at Auckland Airport and Ardmore today! It was fantasti...

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November 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Global Aviation Upgrade Trial comes to Christchurch

PRESS RELEASE: Global Aviation Upgrade Trial comes to Christchurch

A trial to bring a global aviation navigation upgrade programme to the South Island has been announced in Christchurch today by Airways New ...

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September 2017

ADS-B draft rule marks significant NSS milestone

ADS-B draft rule marks significant NSS milestone

A draft Civil Aviation Rule, proposing a mandate for Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS-B) system fitting and operation for all...

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September 2017

VIDEO: All about PBN - Part 1

VIDEO: All about PBN - Part 1

NSS is pleased to present the first of two videos on Performance Based Navigation. The first one featured in is from our colleagues at ICAO ...

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September 2017

VIDEO: All about PBN - Part 2

VIDEO: All about PBN - Part 2

NSS is pleased to present the second of two videos on Performance Based Navigation. The first one featured our colleagues at ICAO and this o...

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August 2017

Well done guys - Air Force leads the way with NSS capabilities

Well done guys - Air Force leads the way with NSS capabilities

Congratulations to the RNZAF on getting Performance Based Navigation approval for its fleet of T-6C Texans.Read the extract from the Air For...

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Video
July 2017

VIDEO: NSS Working Group members discuss collaboration

VIDEO: NSS Working Group members discuss collaboration

 The NZ Airports Association and Aviation NZ speak about the benefits of their participation in the New Southern Sky programme.

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July 2017

VIDEO: NSS Collaboration - a work in progress

VIDEO: NSS Collaboration - a work in progress

In the second of our NSS Working Group  series, Mike Haines, Head of Policy, Standards and Safety Improvement at Airways NZ and Ashok Poduva...

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June 2017

Your guide to Performance Based Navigation

Your guide to Performance Based Navigation

The New Southern Sky Working Group has produced a  handy guide to Performance Based Navigation (PBN).  This is literally ‘PBN on a Page’ and...

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June 2017

VIDEO: New Southern Sky stakeholders talk about the working group

VIDEO: New Southern Sky stakeholders talk about the working group

New Southern Sky stakeholders took time out from their recent Working Group meeting to talk about how members of the group view working toge...

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May 2017

Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) Development

Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) Development

The National Airspace and Air Navigation Plan contains an objective for the NSS programme to 'complete further analysis of the need for Sate...

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March 2017

Happy 30th birthday Airways NZ!

Happy 30th birthday Airways NZ!

It's Airways New Zealand's 30th birthday today. The NSS team wishes Team Airways many happy returns.All the best.

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March 2017

NSS stakeholders deliver National Security and Resilience report

NSS stakeholders deliver National Security and Resilience report

The aviation system is a key component in New Zealand’s transport infrastructure in normal times, and in response to events ranging from res...

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March 2017

In-flight MET access for GA pilots

In-flight MET access for GA pilots

The potential benefits of in-flight MET access have been highlighted by New Southern Sky stakeholders at System Wide Information Management ...

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March 2017

Formation of the Ground Based Navigation Aid review panel

Formation of the Ground Based Navigation Aid review panel

The New Southern Sky programme produced a Ground Based Navigation Aid (GBNA) strategy paper at the end of 2016. This is aligned with similar...

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March 2017

Airways announces contract for new ATM system

Airways announces contract for new ATM system

The National Airspace and Air Navigation Plan from which the New Southern Sky takes its guidance for modernising the New Zealand aviation sy...

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February 2017

Staying connected

Staying connected

Modernising New Zealand’s aviation system is no easy task but we’re up for the challenge!We’ve set some clear targets for key projects that ...

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February 2017

NSS roadshow visits Hawera

NSS roadshow visits Hawera

The NSS Roadshow visited Hawera Aero Club in Taranaki last Friday to brief club members and visitors on the programme. An hour long briefing...

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February 2017

NSS brief for Air Force Chief

NSS brief for Air Force Chief

Chief of Air Force (CAF) Air Vice Marshal Tony Davies and his team met with the New Southern Sky (NSS) director and Civil Aviation Authority...

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January 2017

NSS Roadshow to visit Taranaki Friday 03 February

NSS Roadshow to visit Taranaki Friday 03 February

Following the huge interest in the NSS Roadshow last year, the aviators from Taranaki contacted us to ask if we could facilitate a Roadshow ...

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December 2016

NSS Christmas message 2016

NSS Christmas message 2016

As we approach Christmas  it’s a good time to reflect on 2016 and the outstanding efforts of everyone involved in our multi-agency, collabor...

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December 2016

NSS hosts the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB)

NSS hosts the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB)

Last Friday Mark Hughes (Deputy Director Air Transport and Airworthiness), and the New Southern Sky (NSS) team welcomed a delegation from th...

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October 2016

New Southern Sky FAQs now available online!

New Southern Sky FAQs now available online!

The NSS Roadshow in September and early October covered nine different locations from North Shore to Invercargill.It was great to have such ...

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October 2016

New Southern Sky Roadshow concludes to a packed audience in Wellington

New Southern Sky Roadshow concludes to a packed audience in Wellington

The New Southern Sky (NSS) team delivered its final presentation to a packed audience in Wellington yesterday afternoon as part of the natio...

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September 2016

Diving into SWIM (System Wide Information Management)

Diving into SWIM (System Wide Information Management)

New Southern Sky held a System Wide Information Management (SWIM) workshop today at the Civil Aviation Authority in Wellington. The SWIM con...

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September 2016

New Southern Sky Roadshow kicks off in the South Island

New Southern Sky Roadshow kicks off in the South Island

The New Southern Sky Roadshow kicked off the South Island leg of their nationwide tour yesterday, visiting the Nelson Aero Club.The level of...

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September 2016

Satellite-based aircraft tracking on the way for NZ

Satellite-based aircraft tracking on the way for NZ

A new satellite-supported system designed to replace radar as New Zealand’s main aircraft tracking technology is a step closer. Airways New ...

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September 2016

NSS Roadshow produces another bumper turn-out

NSS Roadshow produces another bumper turn-out

The second leg of the New Southern Sky (NSS) September Roadshow was greeted by a bumper turnout in Waikato yesterday.More than 50 people inc...

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September 2016

New Southern Sky Roadshow kicks off in Auckland!

New Southern Sky Roadshow kicks off in Auckland!

The New Southern Sky (NSS) September Roadshow kicked off yesterday in Auckland at Ardmore Airport and the North Shore Aero Club. The well-at...

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September 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Aviation roadshows – landing at a location near you

PRESS RELEASE: Aviation roadshows – landing at a location near you

Big changes are happening in New Zealand’s airspace and the team leading the changes will visit a range of locations around the country late...

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September 2016

NSS September Roadshow: The countdown is on!

NSS September Roadshow: The countdown is on!

With only one week until the official kick off, spaces to attend the New Southern Sky September Roadshow are filling up fast. With a focus o...

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September 2016

Massey gets green light for PBN operations

Massey gets green light for PBN operations

Congratulations to Massey University School of Aviation which has this week been approved by CAA  to carry out Required Navigation Performan...

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September 2016

BREAKING NEWS: NSS Roadshow coming to Wellington!

BREAKING NEWS: NSS Roadshow coming to Wellington!

Due to popular demand, Wellington has now been included as a NSS September Roadshow stop-over destination. Wellington will host a session fr...

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August 2016

Taking NSS to NZ Airports Conference

Taking NSS to NZ Airports Conference

New Southern Sky programme director, Steve Smyth, will be sharing the benefits of the programme with delegates at the NZ Airports Associatio...

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August 2016

Catch Approach16 online

Catch Approach16 online

If you missed the Approach 16 forum – never fear! Many of the presentations are now online for your perusal (scroll down to find links to th...

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August 2016

Getting match fit for PBN

Getting match fit for PBN

Getting match fit for Performance Based Navigation – that’s the theme of Approach16, a two-day forum that kicked off this morning in Welling...

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August 2016

Collaboration paying off for Kiwi airports

Collaboration paying off for Kiwi airports

20/20 A-CDM from Gentrack has landed at Auckland Airport and Wellington Airport New Zealand airports are first to embrace collaborative deci...

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August 2016

New Southern Sky roadshow coming to a location near you in September!

New Southern Sky roadshow coming to a location near you in September!

The New Southern Sky (NSS) ‘team’ including CAA, Airways and other members of the NSS Working Group are travelling around New Zealand in Sep...

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August 2016

RNP helps Aussies elope to the slopes

RNP helps Aussies elope to the slopes

Flight Safety Australia, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority's flagship aviation safety magazine, recently looked at the use of required nav...

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July 2016

New Zealand aviation system CONOPs 2023 published

New Zealand aviation system CONOPs 2023 published

Director New Southern Sky has announced the release of the New Zealand aviation system Concept of Operations (CONOPs) 2023 Version 1.This do...

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July 2016

New fixed-term vacancy - Programme Coordinator

New fixed-term vacancy - Programme Coordinator

We are currently advertising for a full-time, fixed-term (3 years) Programme Coordinator to join the New Southern Sky team.Click here for th...

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June 2016

Approach16 - what's it all about?

Approach16 - what's it all about?

Note 17-18 August in your diary and keep an eye out for updates on our events page.

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May 2016

Conference reflections from Director, Steve Smyth

Conference reflections from Director, Steve Smyth

The New Southern Sky (NSS) Conference at Auckland Airport on May 9-10 began with a short video address from Prime Minister John Key, who str...

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May 2016

New Southern Sky Conference 2016

New Southern Sky Conference 2016

Navigating Change - Positioning for SuccessEarlier in the year at our NSS Conference 2016, we focused on lessons learned from Stage I (2014-...

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April 2016

Working together - the European perspective

Working together - the European perspective

Does collaboration really get things done, faster and better?EUROCONTROL reports that for airports applying its collaborative decision-makin...

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April 2016

Falling prices, climbing performance on the horizon for ADS-B equipment

Falling prices, climbing performance on the horizon for ADS-B equipment

A new ADS-B kit due to soon hit the US market—subject to FAA approval—may signal increasing affordability of this technology.Priced at US$2,...

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March 2016

News Flash! New Speakers at the New Southern Sky Conference

News Flash! New Speakers at the New Southern Sky Conference

We are pleased to announce the following speakers have joined the line-up for the New Southern Sky Conference 2016 on 9th-10th May at Novote...

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March 2016

On the screen

On the screen

New Southern Sky Director Steve Smyth talks about the upcoming conference and the interesting range of presenters lined up to speak. 

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March 2016

Sharing the journey

Sharing the journey

The latest edition of Airspace features an editorial with Airways’ CEO Ed Sims, who took the opportunity to highlight the collaborative natu...

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March 2016

NSS Conference Programme Update

NSS Conference Programme Update

The New Southern Sky Conference 2016 Draft Programme has been updated.Click here to view the Draft Programme.

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February 2016

Discussing the future

Discussing the future

The CAA has released two discussion documents: one on proposal to change the GNSS rules and one on the proposal to mandate ADS-B above fligh...

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February 2016

Satellites, signals and safety

Satellites, signals and safety

GNSS Sole Means Recommendation Report Global Navigation Satellite System Sole Means Recommendation Report One of the most significan...

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February 2016

Transitioning smoothly

Transitioning smoothly

From time to time we will issue interim guidance and advice to enable operators to continue to fly safely while new Civil Aviation Rules and...

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February 2016

Preparing the ground for ADS-B

Preparing the ground for ADS-B

The introduction of ADS-B is a key proposal under New Southern Sky’s surveillance work-stream and the team at Airways has been hard at work ...

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December 2015

Santa’s little helper

Santa’s little helper

Santa has teamed up with Australian Air Navigation Service Provider Airservices to ensure children around the lucky country are not disappoi...

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December 2015

NSS Christmas Message

NSS Christmas Message

Seasons Greetings!As we approach Christmas 2015 and New Southern Sky (NSS) Stage 1 nears completion, it’s a good time to reflect on the year...

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November 2015

Buyer beware: Second-hand ADS-B kit

Some recreational flyers may be aware that second hand ADS-B equipment from the US is being offered for sale in New Zealand. While this kit ...

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November 2015

NSS presents to Aircraft Electronics Association Conference

NSS presents to Aircraft Electronics Association Conference

Hailing from around the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia, over 100 members of the Aircraft Electronics Association gathered recently...

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November 2015

1st New Southern Sky Conference – save the date!

1st New Southern Sky Conference – save the date!

If you are an aviation professional or work in a related industry, we want you to help us shape the future of New Zealand aviation at the fi...

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October 2015

Air NZ lends a pair of hands

Air NZ lends a pair of hands

Steve Kelly, the New Southern Sky (NSS) team’s latest recruit, brings with him a wealth of experience from military, corporate and commercia...

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September 2015

SWIM team dips a toe in the water

SWIM team dips a toe in the water

Information specialists and industry representatives joined the NSS team to take the plunge at the first System Wide Information Management ...

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August 2015

NZ Airports Conference 2015

NZ Airports Conference 2015

We are pleased to announce that both the New Southern Sky (NSS) Director, Steve Smyth, and NSS Working Group member, Ian Andrews (President ...

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July 2015

Dive in to SWIM!

Dive in to SWIM!

Do you want to help the New Southern Sky (NSS) team put together a concept of operations for the creation of New Zealand aviation System Wid...

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July 2015

Navigating our New Southern Sky

Navigating our New Southern Sky

The July/August 2015 edition of Vector, the Civil Aviation Authority’s safety magazine for industry, features an update on the New Southern ...

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June 2015

LinkedIn with New Southern Sky

LinkedIn with New Southern Sky

The New Southern Sky team recently updated its LinkedIn profile and will be increasingly using the social media channel.“Collaboration with ...

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June 2015

70 seats or less operators know more

70 seats or less operators know more

The New Southern Sky team hit the road  this week to brief maintenance organisations, operators, and design organisations of aircraft with 7...

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June 2015

Governance Group welcomes new members

Governance Group welcomes new members

Pictured: Mark Hughes (left) receives a copy of the National Airspace and Air Navigation Plan from outgoing Governance Group Chair, Stephen ...

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May 2015

On the road

On the road

In June the New Southern Sky team will undertake a roadshow in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington  for operators of aircraft with 70 seat...

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May 2015

Working solutions

Working solutions

Pictured (left to right) : Glen-Marie Burns (MOT), Mike Haines (Airways), and Bob Fletcher (Air New Zealand) With a focus on getting the app...

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May 2015

Free MetFlight service for GA

Free MetFlight service for GA

It was great to see the free MetFlight service for general aviation fliers announced in the Budget recently.Check out the media release here...

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April 2015

Moving ahead

Moving ahead

The New Southern Sky Governance Group met in Wellington last week to review the progress of the programme with a focus on performance metric...

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April 2015

Reaching out

Reaching out

Because the changes we’re proposing will affect participants from across the aviation system, it’s important to make our plans clear to a wi...

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February 2015

We’re off to a flying start!

We’re off to a flying start!

It’s been a busy first six months for the New Southern Sky team, which has been working hard to map out a plan to modernise New Zealand’s av...

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February 2015

Good Neighbours

Good Neighbours

When it comes to music, sport and cuisine, we like to point out that there are many differences between New Zealand and our near neighbours ...

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2021

Milestone
December 2021

ADS-B in all Controlled Airspace

ADS-B in all Controlled Airspace

The proposed Mandate for ADS-B  in all controlled airspace is due to be implemented on 31st December 2021.

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2019

April 2019

New Southern Sky Approach 19

Following on from the hugely successful Approach 16 and Approach 18, Approach 19 has been confirmed for Tuesday, 2 April 2019 - Wednesday, 3...

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2018

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January 2018

NSS Governance Group Welcomes New Members

NSS Governance Group Welcomes New Members

The NSS Governance Group Chair Mark Hughes welcomed two new members in the first meeting of 2018. Kirstie Hewlett, Deputy Chief Executive, R...

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February 2018

Ground Based Navigation Aids - Recommendations Released

Ground Based Navigation Aids - Recommendations Released

GROUND BASED NAVIGATION AIDS In taking advantage of the availability of the Global Positioning System (GPS), many countries have taken the o...

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February 2018

Planned testing of non-certified / low powered ADS-B equipment

Planned testing of non-certified / low powered ADS-B equipment

The 2017 NSS Roadshow highlighted interest from the sector around alternative low-power and non-certified ADS-B solutions. In response to th...

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Milestone
Activity
March 2018

Aeropath AIS-AIM Partnership

Aeropath AIS-AIM Partnership

Aeropath Signs Deal with Snowflake SoftwareToday it was announced that Snowflake Software, a provider of cloud and on-premise software solut...

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March 2018

Day 1 of Approach 18 kicks off in Wellington

Day 1 of Approach 18 kicks off in Wellington

Approach 18 Get Underway in the CapitalApproach 18 got underway this morning with an exciting range of speakers lined up. Director NSS, Stev...

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April 2018

Performance Based Communication and Surveillance (PBCS) Implementation Plan released today!

Performance Based Communication and Surveillance (PBCS) Implementation Plan released today!

New Southern Sky are pleased to announce the release of the New Zealand Performance Based Communication and Surveillance (PBCS) Implementati...

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April 2018

Do you have questions about the future surveillance system or ADS-B?

Do you have questions about the future surveillance system or ADS-B?

Do you have questions about the future surveillance system or ADS-B?Then check out our ADS-B FAQs/ If you can’t find your answer there pleas...

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May 2018

New Southern Sky Conference 2018

New Southern Sky Conference 2018

‘Helping You Transition' NSS Conference PresentationsDay OneSteve Smyth (NSS CAA) - How's the NSS Programme doing?Tim Hughes (Mahino Consult...

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December 2018

ADS-B above Flight Level 245

ADS-B above Flight Level 245

The proposed Mandate for ADS-B above FL 245 is due to be implemented on 31st December 2018.

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2017

January 2017

NSS Roadshow to visit Taranaki Friday 03 February

NSS Roadshow to visit Taranaki Friday 03 February

Following the huge interest in the NSS Roadshow last year, the aviators from Taranaki contacted us to ask if we could facilitate a Roadshow ...

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February 2017

NSS brief for Air Force Chief

NSS brief for Air Force Chief

Chief of Air Force (CAF) Air Vice Marshal Tony Davies and his team met with the New Southern Sky (NSS) director and Civil Aviation Authority...

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February 2017

NSS roadshow visits Hawera

NSS roadshow visits Hawera

The NSS Roadshow visited Hawera Aero Club in Taranaki last Friday to brief club members and visitors on the programme. An hour long briefing...

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February 2017

Staying connected

Staying connected

Modernising New Zealand’s aviation system is no easy task but we’re up for the challenge!We’ve set some clear targets for key projects that ...

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March 2017

Airways announces contract for new ATM system

Airways announces contract for new ATM system

The National Airspace and Air Navigation Plan from which the New Southern Sky takes its guidance for modernising the New Zealand aviation sy...

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March 2017

Formation of the Ground Based Navigation Aid review panel

Formation of the Ground Based Navigation Aid review panel

The New Southern Sky programme produced a Ground Based Navigation Aid (GBNA) strategy paper at the end of 2016. This is aligned with similar...

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March 2017

In-flight MET access for GA pilots

In-flight MET access for GA pilots

The potential benefits of in-flight MET access have been highlighted by New Southern Sky stakeholders at System Wide Information Management ...

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March 2017

NSS stakeholders deliver National Security and Resilience report

NSS stakeholders deliver National Security and Resilience report

The aviation system is a key component in New Zealand’s transport infrastructure in normal times, and in response to events ranging from res...

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March 2017

Happy 30th birthday Airways NZ!

Happy 30th birthday Airways NZ!

It's Airways New Zealand's 30th birthday today. The NSS team wishes Team Airways many happy returns.All the best.

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May 2017

Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) Development

Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) Development

The National Airspace and Air Navigation Plan contains an objective for the NSS programme to 'complete further analysis of the need for Sate...

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Activity
Video
June 2017

VIDEO: New Southern Sky stakeholders talk about the working group

VIDEO: New Southern Sky stakeholders talk about the working group

New Southern Sky stakeholders took time out from their recent Working Group meeting to talk about how members of the group view working toge...

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June 2017

Your guide to Performance Based Navigation

Your guide to Performance Based Navigation

The New Southern Sky Working Group has produced a  handy guide to Performance Based Navigation (PBN).  This is literally ‘PBN on a Page’ and...

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Video
July 2017

VIDEO: NSS Collaboration - a work in progress

VIDEO: NSS Collaboration - a work in progress

In the second of our NSS Working Group  series, Mike Haines, Head of Policy, Standards and Safety Improvement at Airways NZ and Ashok Poduva...

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Video
July 2017

VIDEO: NSS Working Group members discuss collaboration

VIDEO: NSS Working Group members discuss collaboration

 The NZ Airports Association and Aviation NZ speak about the benefits of their participation in the New Southern Sky programme.

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August 2017

Well done guys - Air Force leads the way with NSS capabilities

Well done guys - Air Force leads the way with NSS capabilities

Congratulations to the RNZAF on getting Performance Based Navigation approval for its fleet of T-6C Texans.Read the extract from the Air For...

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Video
September 2017

VIDEO: All about PBN - Part 1

VIDEO: All about PBN - Part 1

NSS is pleased to present the first of two videos on Performance Based Navigation. The first one featured in is from our colleagues at ICAO ...

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Video
September 2017

VIDEO: All about PBN - Part 2

VIDEO: All about PBN - Part 2

NSS is pleased to present the second of two videos on Performance Based Navigation. The first one featured our colleagues at ICAO and this o...

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Milestone
September 2017

ADS-B draft rule marks significant NSS milestone

ADS-B draft rule marks significant NSS milestone

A draft Civil Aviation Rule, proposing a mandate for Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS-B) system fitting and operation for all...

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November 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Global Aviation Upgrade Trial comes to Christchurch

PRESS RELEASE: Global Aviation Upgrade Trial comes to Christchurch

A trial to bring a global aviation navigation upgrade programme to the South Island has been announced in Christchurch today by Airways New ...

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November 2017

Auckland Airport and Ardmore kick off the 2017 NSS Road Show

Auckland Airport and Ardmore kick off the 2017 NSS Road Show

A huge thank you to everyone one who turned out for the first two Road Show briefings at Auckland Airport and Ardmore today! It was fantasti...

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November 2017

NSS team deliver to packed out crowds at Hamilton and Tauranga

NSS team deliver to packed out crowds at Hamilton and Tauranga

New Southern Sky Road Show - Day 3The New Southern Sky (NSS)  team continued their tour of the North Island yesterday, presenting to packed ...

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December 2017

NSS Christmas Message 2017

NSS Christmas Message 2017

A Happy Christmas to everyone involved in our multi-agency, collaborative programme to update the New Zealand aviation system. If you are in...

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2016

February 2016

Preparing the ground for ADS-B

Preparing the ground for ADS-B

The introduction of ADS-B is a key proposal under New Southern Sky’s surveillance work-stream and the team at Airways has been hard at work ...

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February 2016

Transitioning smoothly

Transitioning smoothly

From time to time we will issue interim guidance and advice to enable operators to continue to fly safely while new Civil Aviation Rules and...

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February 2016

Satellites, signals and safety

Satellites, signals and safety

GNSS Sole Means Recommendation Report Global Navigation Satellite System Sole Means Recommendation Report One of the most significan...

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February 2016

Discussing the future

Discussing the future

The CAA has released two discussion documents: one on proposal to change the GNSS rules and one on the proposal to mandate ADS-B above fligh...

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March 2016

NSS Conference Programme Update

NSS Conference Programme Update

The New Southern Sky Conference 2016 Draft Programme has been updated.Click here to view the Draft Programme.

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March 2016

Sharing the journey

Sharing the journey

The latest edition of Airspace features an editorial with Airways’ CEO Ed Sims, who took the opportunity to highlight the collaborative natu...

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March 2016

On the screen

On the screen

New Southern Sky Director Steve Smyth talks about the upcoming conference and the interesting range of presenters lined up to speak. 

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March 2016

News Flash! New Speakers at the New Southern Sky Conference

News Flash! New Speakers at the New Southern Sky Conference

We are pleased to announce the following speakers have joined the line-up for the New Southern Sky Conference 2016 on 9th-10th May at Novote...

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April 2016

Falling prices, climbing performance on the horizon for ADS-B equipment

Falling prices, climbing performance on the horizon for ADS-B equipment

A new ADS-B kit due to soon hit the US market—subject to FAA approval—may signal increasing affordability of this technology.Priced at US$2,...

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April 2016

Working together - the European perspective

Working together - the European perspective

Does collaboration really get things done, faster and better?EUROCONTROL reports that for airports applying its collaborative decision-makin...

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May 2016

New Southern Sky Conference 2016

New Southern Sky Conference 2016

Navigating Change - Positioning for SuccessEarlier in the year at our NSS Conference 2016, we focused on lessons learned from Stage I (2014-...

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May 2016

Conference reflections from Director, Steve Smyth

Conference reflections from Director, Steve Smyth

The New Southern Sky (NSS) Conference at Auckland Airport on May 9-10 began with a short video address from Prime Minister John Key, who str...

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June 2016

Approach16 - what's it all about?

Approach16 - what's it all about?

Note 17-18 August in your diary and keep an eye out for updates on our events page.

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July 2016

New fixed-term vacancy - Programme Coordinator

New fixed-term vacancy - Programme Coordinator

We are currently advertising for a full-time, fixed-term (3 years) Programme Coordinator to join the New Southern Sky team.Click here for th...

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July 2016

New Zealand aviation system CONOPs 2023 published

New Zealand aviation system CONOPs 2023 published

Director New Southern Sky has announced the release of the New Zealand aviation system Concept of Operations (CONOPs) 2023 Version 1.This do...

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August 2016

New Southern Sky roadshow coming to a location near you in September!

New Southern Sky roadshow coming to a location near you in September!

The New Southern Sky (NSS) ‘team’ including CAA, Airways and other members of the NSS Working Group are travelling around New Zealand in Sep...

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August 2016

RNP helps Aussies elope to the slopes

RNP helps Aussies elope to the slopes

Flight Safety Australia, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority's flagship aviation safety magazine, recently looked at the use of required nav...

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August 2016

Collaboration paying off for Kiwi airports

Collaboration paying off for Kiwi airports

20/20 A-CDM from Gentrack has landed at Auckland Airport and Wellington Airport New Zealand airports are first to embrace collaborative deci...

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August 2016

Getting match fit for PBN

Getting match fit for PBN

Getting match fit for Performance Based Navigation – that’s the theme of Approach16, a two-day forum that kicked off this morning in Welling...

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August 2016

Catch Approach16 online

Catch Approach16 online

If you missed the Approach 16 forum – never fear! Many of the presentations are now online for your perusal (scroll down to find links to th...

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August 2016

Taking NSS to NZ Airports Conference

Taking NSS to NZ Airports Conference

New Southern Sky programme director, Steve Smyth, will be sharing the benefits of the programme with delegates at the NZ Airports Associatio...

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September 2016

BREAKING NEWS: NSS Roadshow coming to Wellington!

BREAKING NEWS: NSS Roadshow coming to Wellington!

Due to popular demand, Wellington has now been included as a NSS September Roadshow stop-over destination. Wellington will host a session fr...

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September 2016

NSS September Roadshow: The countdown is on!

NSS September Roadshow: The countdown is on!

With only one week until the official kick off, spaces to attend the New Southern Sky September Roadshow are filling up fast. With a focus o...

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September 2016

Massey gets green light for PBN operations

Massey gets green light for PBN operations

Congratulations to Massey University School of Aviation which has this week been approved by CAA  to carry out Required Navigation Performan...

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September 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Aviation roadshows – landing at a location near you

PRESS RELEASE: Aviation roadshows – landing at a location near you

Big changes are happening in New Zealand’s airspace and the team leading the changes will visit a range of locations around the country late...

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September 2016

New Southern Sky Roadshow kicks off in Auckland!

New Southern Sky Roadshow kicks off in Auckland!

The New Southern Sky (NSS) September Roadshow kicked off yesterday in Auckland at Ardmore Airport and the North Shore Aero Club. The well-at...

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September 2016

NSS Roadshow produces another bumper turn-out

NSS Roadshow produces another bumper turn-out

The second leg of the New Southern Sky (NSS) September Roadshow was greeted by a bumper turnout in Waikato yesterday.More than 50 people inc...

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September 2016

Satellite-based aircraft tracking on the way for NZ

Satellite-based aircraft tracking on the way for NZ

A new satellite-supported system designed to replace radar as New Zealand’s main aircraft tracking technology is a step closer. Airways New ...

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September 2016

New Southern Sky Roadshow kicks off in the South Island

New Southern Sky Roadshow kicks off in the South Island

The New Southern Sky Roadshow kicked off the South Island leg of their nationwide tour yesterday, visiting the Nelson Aero Club.The level of...

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September 2016

Diving into SWIM (System Wide Information Management)

Diving into SWIM (System Wide Information Management)

New Southern Sky held a System Wide Information Management (SWIM) workshop today at the Civil Aviation Authority in Wellington. The SWIM con...

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October 2016

New Southern Sky Roadshow concludes to a packed audience in Wellington

New Southern Sky Roadshow concludes to a packed audience in Wellington

The New Southern Sky (NSS) team delivered its final presentation to a packed audience in Wellington yesterday afternoon as part of the natio...

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October 2016

New Southern Sky FAQs now available online!

New Southern Sky FAQs now available online!

The NSS Roadshow in September and early October covered nine different locations from North Shore to Invercargill.It was great to have such ...

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December 2016

NSS hosts the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB)

NSS hosts the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB)

Last Friday Mark Hughes (Deputy Director Air Transport and Airworthiness), and the New Southern Sky (NSS) team welcomed a delegation from th...

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December 2016

NSS Christmas message 2016

NSS Christmas message 2016

As we approach Christmas  it’s a good time to reflect on 2016 and the outstanding efforts of everyone involved in our multi-agency, collabor...

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2015

February 2015

Good Neighbours

Good Neighbours

When it comes to music, sport and cuisine, we like to point out that there are many differences between New Zealand and our near neighbours ...

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February 2015

We’re off to a flying start!

We’re off to a flying start!

It’s been a busy first six months for the New Southern Sky team, which has been working hard to map out a plan to modernise New Zealand’s av...

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April 2015

Reaching out

Reaching out

Because the changes we’re proposing will affect participants from across the aviation system, it’s important to make our plans clear to a wi...

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April 2015

Moving ahead

Moving ahead

The New Southern Sky Governance Group met in Wellington last week to review the progress of the programme with a focus on performance metric...

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May 2015

Working solutions

Working solutions

Pictured (left to right) : Glen-Marie Burns (MOT), Mike Haines (Airways), and Bob Fletcher (Air New Zealand) With a focus on getting the app...

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May 2015

Free MetFlight service for GA

Free MetFlight service for GA

It was great to see the free MetFlight service for general aviation fliers announced in the Budget recently.Check out the media release here...

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May 2015

On the road

On the road

In June the New Southern Sky team will undertake a roadshow in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington  for operators of aircraft with 70 seat...

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June 2015

Governance Group welcomes new members

Governance Group welcomes new members

Pictured: Mark Hughes (left) receives a copy of the National Airspace and Air Navigation Plan from outgoing Governance Group Chair, Stephen ...

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June 2015

70 seats or less operators know more

70 seats or less operators know more

The New Southern Sky team hit the road  this week to brief maintenance organisations, operators, and design organisations of aircraft with 7...

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June 2015

LinkedIn with New Southern Sky

LinkedIn with New Southern Sky

The New Southern Sky team recently updated its LinkedIn profile and will be increasingly using the social media channel.“Collaboration with ...

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July 2015

Navigating our New Southern Sky

Navigating our New Southern Sky

The July/August 2015 edition of Vector, the Civil Aviation Authority’s safety magazine for industry, features an update on the New Southern ...

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July 2015

Dive in to SWIM!

Dive in to SWIM!

Do you want to help the New Southern Sky (NSS) team put together a concept of operations for the creation of New Zealand aviation System Wid...

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August 2015

NZ Airports Conference 2015

NZ Airports Conference 2015

We are pleased to announce that both the New Southern Sky (NSS) Director, Steve Smyth, and NSS Working Group member, Ian Andrews (President ...

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September 2015

SWIM team dips a toe in the water

SWIM team dips a toe in the water

Information specialists and industry representatives joined the NSS team to take the plunge at the first System Wide Information Management ...

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October 2015

Air NZ lends a pair of hands

Air NZ lends a pair of hands

Steve Kelly, the New Southern Sky (NSS) team’s latest recruit, brings with him a wealth of experience from military, corporate and commercia...

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November 2015

1st New Southern Sky Conference – save the date!

1st New Southern Sky Conference – save the date!

If you are an aviation professional or work in a related industry, we want you to help us shape the future of New Zealand aviation at the fi...

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November 2015

NSS presents to Aircraft Electronics Association Conference

NSS presents to Aircraft Electronics Association Conference

Hailing from around the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia, over 100 members of the Aircraft Electronics Association gathered recently...

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November 2015

Buyer beware: Second-hand ADS-B kit

Some recreational flyers may be aware that second hand ADS-B equipment from the US is being offered for sale in New Zealand. While this kit ...

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December 2015

Santa’s little helper

Santa’s little helper

Santa has teamed up with Australian Air Navigation Service Provider Airservices to ensure children around the lucky country are not disappoi...

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December 2015

NSS Christmas Message

NSS Christmas Message

Seasons Greetings!As we approach Christmas 2015 and New Southern Sky (NSS) Stage 1 nears completion, it’s a good time to reflect on the year...

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