Friday, March 11, 2011

New Zealand aviation sector stands firm after earthquake

A post-earthquake message from the CEO of Aviation New Zealand:
The New Zealand aviation industry is deeply grateful for the generosity, sympathy and support they have received from around the world since the Christchurch earthquake of 22 February 2011.
The earthquake was confined to Christchurch and Lyttelton, and many businesses there are already back up and running.
New Zealand remains open for business, and appreciates the continued support of our international and domestic partners – it shows the importance and strength of those personal and business relationships.
Christchurch’s aviation industry comprises aircraft maintenance repairs and overhauls, engine overhauls, aircraft fit-outs, component manufacture and refurbishment, pilot training, ground support equipment, fuel supplies, aviation services, and air transport operators (ranging from airlines to small helicopter operators).
Some aviation industry members in Christchurch suffered extensive or total loss to their homes and, in some cases, their factories.
However, Christchurch Airport opened again the day after the earthquake. After thorough checks of facilities, the Christchurch Engine Centre and major Air New Zealand maintenance base in Christchurch resumed operations. Other companies in the vicinity of the airport are operating normally.
The aviation industry is distributed throughout New Zealand and most of it was not affected by the earthquake.
In terms of practical support for Christchurch aviation businesses, overseas customers should remain in contact with them and continue doing business. The same ‘world-class’ products and services are still available from Canterbury companies.
If you wish to support the people of Christchurch with practical assistance, New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key has launched the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, a global fundraiser for the recovery effort in the city and the Canterbury region.
In the rest of New Zealand, life and business continue as usual. We are working together to rebuild Christchurch and showcase New Zealand during the Rugby World Cup later in 2011. The biggest sporting event of the year, will kick off as planned in Auckland on 9 September and all matches will be played in New Zealand.
The New Zealand aviation industry will have significant showcasing events throughout the Rugby World Cup. These include vintage aircraft displays in Blenheim, Gore, and Masterton; supply chain seminars in Auckland and a display/innovation event, FLAIR 2011 in Hamilton.

Neha Jain

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