Aviation

In the Aviation Industry the AMEA has members in Air New Zealand, Christchurch Engine Centre (CEC) (a joint venture between Air New Zealand and Pratt and Whitney of America) and Airways Corporation.

Our Aircraft Technicians members are covered by our Aircraft Technicians Association (ATA). They work on aircraft frames, power plants (engines), components ,within Air New Zealand’s Line Maintenance and ramp operations .

Salaried Engineers are in the Aircraft Engineers Division (AED). These Salaried Engineers encompass engineers working as planners, production leaders, aeronautical engineers, instructors, quality assurance etc. They work for Air New Zealand in the hangars and Line Maintenance, as well as the Christchurch Engine Centre.

Engineering Clerical and Classified Officer members work across Air New Zealand, particularly at Air New Zealand Technical Operations (ANZTO), Line Maintenance and also in the CEC. These members form the Association’s Aviation Administration Division (AAD)

Our members at the Airways Corporation repair and maintain the country’s aviation navigation systems and many airport infrastructures.

The AMEA places great importance on training and we have many apprentices and trainees amongst our members. We are committed to ensuring quality apprenticeship / training schemes that fairly reward the student during study, at minimal cost to them and their family.

Aviation members in the AMEA are highly skilled and professional. Our engineers hold internationally recognised Licenses, Authorisations, Certifications and Degrees. The AMEA is committed to promoting and gaining recognition and fair remuneration for the skills of our members, as well as ensuring that they can carry out their work in a healthy, safe and secure working environment.