New Zealand

Presently there are two Flight Inspection Providers in New Zealand, namely Airways Corporation of New Zealand Ltd, and Radiola Aerospace.

Airways Flight inspection has its roots in the original Government Air Department, whereas Radiola Aerospace is a private company. Below is a brief Summary of Flight Inspection in New Zealand covering both Airways and Radiola Aerospace.

1995 - Radiola Aerospace Limited

Radiola Aerospace Limited is a privately owned New Zealand company with a history of supplying navigation aids and communications systems to the military and civil aviation markets in New Zealand since 1950.

In December 1995 it signed a long-term contract to supply flight inspection services to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF)

Today the Company operates two portable automatic flight inspection systems and has term contracts with several international customers.

A long-term contract has been signed with CASA for the validation of Instrument Flight Procedures.

Radiola has conducted numerous commissioning flight checks for navaids manufacturers Thales and Selex.

Aircraft: Leased aircraft as appropriate to the task.

FI Equipment: Commercially supplied, portable.

Capabilities: NDB, VOR, ILS (to CAT III), DME, VASI, PAPI, DF and GPS NPA.

Position Fixing: DGPS and digital theodolite

Areas of Operations: Worldwide

Radiola Aerospace Limited
www.radaero.com

Airways Corporation of new Zealand Ltd

Pre 1950

New Zealand Civil Aviation Branch, Air Department.

Aircraft: Airspeed Oxford and Hudson on lone from the New Zealand airforce.

FI Console: Ships equipment.

Capability: Radio Range, NDB.

Positioning fixing: Visual ground fix.

Area of Operation: New Zealand

1950 - 1971

New Zealand Civil Aviation Branch, Air Department. [Earlier years]
Civil Aviation Division, Ministry of Transport. [Later years]

Aircraft: DC3 [two] Owned by Government

FI Console: Locally constructed.

Capability: NDB, VOR, DME, ILS, VASI, PAR

Positioning fixing: Visual ground fix, Manual theodolite.

Area of Operation: New Zealand and South Pacific Island States.

Capability: NDB, VOR, DME, TACAN, ILS, VASI/PAPI, PAR, VHFDF.

1971 - 1991

Civil Aviation Division, Ministry of Transport.
Airways Corporation of New Zealand Ltd. [From 1987]

Aircraft: F27 [two, reduced to one in latter years ] Owned by
Government

FI Console: Locally constructed.

Capability: NDB, VOR, DME, TACAN, ILS, VASI/PAPI, PAR, VHFDF.

Positioning fixing: Omega, INS, Manual theodolite, Auto Tracker for
ILS.

Area of Operation: New Zealand and South Pacific Island States

1991 - 1997

Airways Corporation of New Zealand Ltd.

Aircraft and Crew supplied through contract with Air Services
Australia Flying Unit

Aircraft: F28 [Radio and visual], G1000 [Visual]

FI Console: Australian constructed.
Capability: NDB, VOR, DME, TACAN, ILS, VASI/PAPI, SSR, PAR, VHFDF

Positioning fixing: INS, Manual theodolite, Auto Tracker for ILS.

Area of Operation: New Zealand and South Pacific Island States.

1997 - present

Airways Corporation of New Zealand Ltd.
Aircraft:

1997 - 2001 Mitsubishi MU2 [Primary] Titan/Chieftan [backup],
2001 - 2003 Rockwell Commander 690A[Primary] C402[backup]
2003 - 2008 F406 x 2 [primary], C402 [backup]

2009 - BAe J31 primary, C402 [backup]

All aircraft Private Company owned, supplied as required under contract for routine work.

Special work conducted in any aircraft suitable for the application.

FI Console:
Commercially supplied modular for all facilties.

Capability: NDB, VOR,DME,ILS,VASI/PAPI, PAR, VHFDF, GPs NPA.

Positioning fixing:
1997 - 2004 GPs, Digital Radio theodolite, for Radio and visual aids.

2004 - RTK DGPS for Radio and visual aids

1998 - Differential GPs for GPs NPA.

Area of Operation: New Zealand ,South Pacific Island States, S E Asia and beyond.