Are consistent COVID border controls a good idea?
Navigatus has reviewed the impact of COVID-19 border controls for aircrew in the Asia-Pacific region. The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade commissioned the research for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). In December 2020 the APEC member economies adopted the report and it was published by the APEC secretariat. The Navigatus report can be found in full..
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..
Maggie wins best abstract award at HFESNZ Conference
HFESNZ Conference 2019 The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society hosted their annual symposium and conference this year over 3 days in Auckland. The conference included presentations from a range of experts in the human factors field, with Maggie’s presentation helping to kick-off the third day. Maggie’s presentation on using work domain analysis in safety case development was awarded best abstract, for..
An emerging solution to aviation carbon emissions?
The concept of flygskam (flight shaming), coming from northern Europe, arises from concerns about the impact of carbon emissions from our travel on the planets climate. In a world where some seem determined to ignore the threat of climate change, choosing to fly responsibly is something each of us can do. Even some airlines are promoting it. Two recent breakthroughs in..
The IAC investigates Human Factors after tragic crash of Saratov Airlines Flight 703 on 11 February 2018
The Flight 703 Tragedy On 11th February 2018 Flight 703, Antonov-148 100B of Saratov Airlines, departed Moscow on a regular service to Orsk. The seven-year-old aircraft (shown above) departed Domodedovo Airport at 1421. Six minutes after departure the aircraft crashed near Argonovo village tragically killing all 71 people on board. The Russian Federation Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) immediately began an..
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..
Navigatus supports NZ Airports Association
NZ Airports is the industry association for New Zealand’s airports and related businesses. The not-for-profit organisation represents 31 airports spanning the country that enable the essential air transport links between each region of New Zealand and between New Zealand and the rest of the world. Navigatus has a close relationship with airports in New Zealand, having carried out many..
On the hunt for New Zealand’s most challenging aerodrome, nearly 500 pilots weighed in.
As published in New Zealand Aviation News March 2017. New Zealand is a small country with incredible geographical diversity. On a good day, this means thrilling flying and spectacular views. More often than not, our unique combination of fault formed terrain and persistent oceanic influences have a downside; adverse and unpredictable flying conditions. Wellington International Airport has long been..