101 of Business Continuity Planning
It’s been a while since SARS and while there have been other potential pandemics since, the COVID-19 outbreak is on a scale that has really shaken many into really thinking about their Business Continuity Planning. Business Continuity Management (BCM) and the related planning (BCP) is fundamentally simple – but depending on the complexity of your business can become involved..
Personal reflections on airline pandemic response
The rapidly developing COVID-19 situation and talk of a possible / probable global pandemic, has made me reflect on my prior experience as the Manager of BCP at Air New Zealand back in the 2000’s – a period where, thanks to SARS and Bird Flu, the world learnt first-hand how the rapid rise of mass global travel had changed..
Maritime expert joins Navigatus
Navigatus is very pleased to advise current and future clients, that Duncan MacKenzie has joined our Auckland based team. While he will be based in the Auckland office, given the level of maritime knowledge and recent defence experience, his expertise is already being applied across New Zealand including in Auckland itself and the Cook Strait and Fiordland areas. Duncan..
Reflecting on Probability – A paper
On ‘Probability’, guesses and an 18th century mathematician’s insight When considering risk, we invariably introduce and expect others to work with a concept of probability – in fact this is a key component of the lives of professionals working with risk. Clearly, to be credible, those advising on, or working with risk must truly understand the concept and to..
Navigatus establishes South Island base
Having been involved in a range of challenging and innovative projects in the Otago and Southland regions, Navigatus is excited to announce the establishment of a permanent South Island base in Queenstown. There could hardly be a region more suited for a professional risk management service than the adventure capital of the world – a region where the sound..
Discovery raises questions – emergency plans for space weather
Radioactive particles from huge solar storm found in Greenland Discovery raises questions about emergency plans in place for severe space weather: With our dependence on satellite navigation and timing systems for many services and capabilities we now take for granted, news that the last two extreme events have occurred at ~1500 year intervals must force a rethink of the..
Navigatus.aero awarded Part 174 Certification
Navigatus is proud to have gained Part 174 Certification under the NZ CAA aviation rules system. Peter Lechner – the CAA’s Chief Meteorological Officer (who is also Chairman of ICAO’s Meteorology Panel) is seen here presenting the certificate to Navigatus’ SMS Senior Person, Stephen Hunt, in the company’s Wellington office. The company’s Part 174 Senior Person, Geraint Bermingham, remarks..
Risk Analysis for Complex Systems with Human Factors Component
Risk Analysis for Complex Systems with Human Factors Component – A Human-centred Framework Cathy Hua, Geraint Bermingham (Navigatus Consulting) Abstract The consideration and assessment of risk often requires analysing complex systems where the human is an important component and the consequence of failure can be significant. The challenge of modelling and analysing these complex systems derives from the variability..
Rapid rise of electric cars – pressure on the grid
At Navigatus we are excited by change! The uptake of EV’s is an example. While slow by the standards of Norway, the uptake of electric cars in NZ is gathering pace. What will be the impact on the nation’s power grid and on local line networks? Eric Pellicer, Commercial Manager at Powerco was recently interviewed on this subject by..
Smartphone use in-flight – data integrity?
Earlier this year Navigatus ran a survey of the aviation community to find New Zealand’s most challenging aerodrome. In an optional question, survey participants were asked if they had ever used a transmitting portable electronic device (T-PED) to receive and use information while in flight. The results were interesting. Under CAR Part 91.7, use of a portable electronic device..