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Airways NZ Partners with Chinese Aviation Institution

27 November 2013

Airways New Zealand has entered into a partnership with a Chinese aeronautical training institution to share the organisation’s aviation management expertise with Chinese counterparts. 

The Civil Aviation Management Institute of China (CAMIC) will send groups of 20 managers to New Zealand to study Airspace Planning and related topics with Airways. The groups are from engineering and management backgrounds in organisations across China, and will study for three weeks. 

Sharon Cooke, Airways’ Head of Training, says that knowledge sharing is an important component of the partnership. 

“CAMIC has been impressed with the new technological developments coming out of Airways in the past few years. With technologies in use such as Performance Based Navigation and multilateration, Airways is at the forefront of global thinking. Our Chinese colleagues are eager to learn from our experience, and we’re also keen that this is a two-way exchange,” she says. 

Ms Cooke says the course will be delivered by Airways subject matter experts, as a practical programme. 

“We’ll be customising this course to create a package that meets the learners’ needs, and using case studies such as our Performance Based Navigation implementation in Queenstown. We’re fortunate to have a broad range of extremely talented people on staff here, so we’re using their in-depth knowledge to provide some real learning opportunities for CAMIC,” she says. 

The first course started on 18 November at the Airways Training Centre in Christchurch. 

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