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  • Xmas Hours
  • 24/12/2015
  • The Aviation Institute will be closed from Christmas day for the Holiday period, and will reopen on Tuesday 5th January 2016.  Read more >>
  • 09/11/2015
  • A review of the programmes offered by the Aviation Institute was undertaken, and the decision has been made to make some changes to the training programmes we offer.  Read more >>
  • Student of the Year Award at Graduation - Shane Tweed
  • 02/10/2015
  • When Shane Tweed talks about the pathway to his dream job, his enthusiasm is catching!  Shane explains that he always wanted to be a flight attendant.  "I always knew this is what I wanted for my career and etting to know about it more in detail only encouraged me more.  He decided to enrol in the Airline Customer Service Programme offerred by the Aviation Institute.  "The course was a big stepping stone for me.  It gave me a boost and fikled lots of knowledge gaps.  Once I had done that, I knew I was ready to start applying for roles"  "I enjoyed it so much and was so eager to get more hands on work experience that I applied to do unpaid work experience at the end of the Programme.  Applicants for this are interviewed and selected by the Airport team"  It was there that he co-incidentally met a senior Air NZ Senior HR officer who recognised Shane's enthusiasm and work ethic, and encouraged him to apply for a full-time job at Air NZ.  Read more >>
  • New Christchurch Campus Opening
  • 28/08/2015
  • Tues 18 August saw the offical opening of the new Aviation Institute facility in Christchurch.  With over $8million invested in the new facility including classrooms, offices and a new hangar.  According to the 2015 Boeing Pilot and Technical Outlook forecasts between now and 2034, the aviation industry will need to supply more than one million new aviation personnel.  has been chosen as a base for training students for the growing industry.  The PTE - School of Service is also taking advantage of the new facility with the delivery of their Airline Customer Service Programme which has been delivered from the Auckland campus since 2006.  To complement this, and the global demand for pilots and engineers, there has been increasing demand for a customer service programme from students and career changers in Christchurch and throughout the South Island.  As Christchurch is also a well-known destination for International Education, it is anticipated that International Students will also be choosing to complete their customer service qualification at the new facility.  The Airline Customer Service Programme is expected to be delivered from the Christchurch facility from around March 2016.  Read more >>
  • Aviation Institute Graduation 2014
  • 27/11/2014
  • Successful recipients of the Aviation Institute NZQA Approved Programmes graduated recently at a ceremony in the engineering hangar at the Aviation Institute.  Students graduating included those in Airline Customer Service, Aeronautical Engineering as well as graduates of the National Certificate in Aviation (Ramp Operations) who completed their Qualification on-the-job.  Read more >>
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