A journey of discovery

Take your career to new heights when you study at the Aviation Institute. Join our National Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Pre-employment Skills) training course at either of our Auckland or Christchurch airline campuses, or learn to fly with one of our preferred flight training organisations and set yourself up for a lifelong career in aviation. 

Why choose us

Aviation Professionals

Instructional staff at the Aviation Institute are all seasoned industry professionals who have spent all or most of their career in the roles they train for.
 

Airline Training Centre

Train alongside industry professionals Our domestic and international students train in the same facilities with the same professional facilitators as Air New Zealand's own staff. Lessons learnt and innovation from the operational environment transfer to our training programmes, ensuring they are best fit for industry.

In addition to learning from industry professionals, the opportunities to network with a wide range of aviation personnel are unparalleled. 

Hands on

A real world learning environment, where you are connected to a 24/7 world class airline. Teaching and learning that focuses on what’s happening and what it takes in the real world of aviation right now.

General information

Student Handbook
To learn a little more about the Air New Zealand Aviation Institute please feel free to download a copy of our latest Student Handbook

New Zealand Qualifications Authority

The Air New Zealand Aviation Institute is a registered and accredited Private Training Establishment with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. 

 

Air New Zealand Engineering and Maintenance Traineeship

Each year Air New Zealand Engineering and Maintenance employ a number of trainees to meet its future aircraft maintenance engineer requirements in Auckland and Christchurch. 

Selection for these sought after positions are made from graduates of the Aviation Institute's New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering. 

Courses available to New Zealand students

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Airline Integration Course
(Domestic + International Students)

The Air New Zealand Airline Integration Course (AIC) provides Commercial Pilot Licence holders with a detailed introduction to the many demands of a multi-crew cockpit and the systems and operation of modern turbo-prop and jet aircraft. It is currently offered in Auckland New Zealand and delivered by the Nelson Aviation College.

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Bachelor of Aviation - Air Transport Pilot
(Domestic + International Students)

The Bachelor of Aviation (Airline Transport Pilot) degree is well established, having been first offered in 1993. It is offered by the Massey University School of Aviation in Palmerston North, an Aviation Institute preferred FTO. The three-year integrated programme comprises academic study as well as practical flight training.

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EASA Part 147 Approved Basic Training Course (B1.1 or B2)
(Domestic + International Students)

The Aviation Institute’s EASA 147 approved basic aircraft maintenance course is made up of two individual qualifications allowing students to complete them separately as resources or time allows, or as a single combined 2 year course.

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New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Pre-employment Skills) - Level 3
(Domestic + International Students)

A 36 week introduction to a career in aircraft maintenance. This Certificate is also the first 36 weeks of the Aviation Institute's EASA approved course, and is a pre-requisite for a trainee-ship at Air New Zealand Engineering and Maintenance.

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New Zealand Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (European Regulations) - Level 5 (B1.1)
(Domestic + International Students)

Graduates of the New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering programme can continue their studies and training by working towards a maintenance licence by undertaking the Diploma programme in a mechanical B1.1 or B2 avionic strand. Aligned with EASA Part 66 the Diploma includes EASA licence examinations.

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New Zealand Diploma in Aviation (Aeroplane) - Airline Preparation - Level 6
(Domestic + International Students)

The New Zealand Diploma in Aviation (Airline Preparation) was designed in consultation with industry to ensure it equips new pilots with the skills and knowledge required on an airline flight deck. It is offered by the Aviation Institute's preferred flight training organisations, IAANZ, NAC, and Southern Wings

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Pathway: University of Limerick - BSc (Hons) in Aircraft Maintenance and Airworthiness Engineering (Advanced Entry)
(Domestic + International Students)

A formal pathway for EASA B1.1 course graduates to complete a degree in Aircraft Maintenance and Airworthiness Engineering, provided by the University Limerick.

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Pathway: University of South Wales - BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Top-Up)
(Domestic + International Students)

A formal pathway for EASA B1.1 or B2 course graduates to complete a degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, provided by the University of South Wales

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