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Winner: Airways New Zealand
Airways New Zealand is an award-winning air navigation
ser vices provider (ANSP). Its 750 sta provide air
traffic control and technical ser vices, sur veillance,
communication, ight inspection, mapping and airspace
Air ways manages all domestic and international
air traffic travelling within New Zealand s Flight
Information Region (FIR), which covers an area of
30 million square kilometres -- one of the largest areas
of airspace in the world. We also develop, install and
maintain NZ s critical infrastructure and ight-path
The ANSP also has a significant international
presence, delivering training, revenue-management and
consultancy ser vices to 65 countries around the world.
Air ways was awarded the IATA Eagle Award in 2003
and again in 2008, in recognition of its outstanding
performance in customer satisfaction, cost e ciency
and continuous improvement.
In announcing Air ways as the 2008 winner, IATA
Director General and Chief Executive Giovanni
Bisignani said: "Air ways New Zealand focuses on
the needs of its customers -- and not just within its
own area, but also in seeking regional solutions with
neighbouring ANSPs. Airways sets an excellent
example for other ANSPs to follow ... and is delivering
global improvements in route optimisation, operational
e ciency, safety and cost e ciency."
Airways is at the forefront of developing procedures
and technolog y to reduce aviation s environmental
footprint. The ANSP s Collaborative Arrivals
Manager (CAM) product exchanges data with the air
tra c management system, enabling airlines to work
collaboratively -- and with Air ways -- to schedule
departures and arrivals to avoid congestion.
One of the key aims with CAM was to minimize
airborne holding caused by demand exceeding capacity
at certain airports, during certain times. e system does
this by manipulating demand, so that any delay will
occur on the ground, rather than in the air. e result
is less fuel consumption, reduced noise pro les around
airports and fewer greenhouse gas emissions, because
holding in the air and engine idling on the ground are
signi cantly reduced.
Since CAM s tiered introduction into New Zealand s
main trunk airports in 2007-2009, Airways has been
able to track its impact across the entire domestic eet.
e results show that there is signi cantly less airborne
holding , delays for domestic ights are now incurred
on the ground wherever possible, trajectory modelling
is more precise and, because international arrivals are
visible to CAM two hours away, air tra c controllers
can make better ow assessments because the data is
available to them so much earlier.
CAM has enabled Airways airline customers to save
about 20.5 million kg of fuel, cutting fuel costs by about
NZ$29.5 million and reducing COS emissions by about
61.5 million kilogrammes.
"These results are great for business, great for
passengers and great for the environment," the ser vice
provider says. "CAM has changed the whole operating
environment of domestic passenger flights in New
Zealand. e airlines have embraced this technolog y
because of the real and tangible bene ts -- nancial,
environmental and perhaps most importantly, for their
passengers through increased on-time performance." n
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Airways NZ's Collaborative Arrivals Manager offers
benefits to business, passengers and the environment.
The winners of the first Aviation Awards Asia celebrate their success in Hong Kong, together with Lufthansa
Technik regional Sales Director Richard Haas (right) and Asian Aviation Publisher Marilyn Tangye Butler
(second from left).
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