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Leading the way towards a sustainable future for the aviation training industry in New Zealand.

New Zealand has carved out for itself the reputation of being one of the best pilot training destinations in the world.

At IAANZ, we not only train pilots as the ‘Best Path to the Aviation Industry’ but also instill in them a responsibility towards the environment they fly in. We are passionate about our beautiful country and aim to do all we can to reduce and, if possible, even eliminate any negative impact our day-to-day operations might have on the environment.

Sustainability to IAANZ means meeting the current needs of the aviation industry without compromising the ability of future generations to enjoy everything pure and natural that New Zealand has to offer.

Our Sustainability Strategy includes our environment, our community and our people and focusses on addressing significant issues that we can influence.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide our business with a global framework, while establishing the issues the world needs to address in order to become more sustainable. The business has identified eight priority goals from the Sustainable Development Goals that we will actively contribute to in the short term.

The SDGs identified cover the business operations of the Canterbury Aero Club, the International Aviation Academy of New Zealand pilot training, engineering and maintenance services.

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Our Sustainability Framework

Our Top Priorities:
Taking action on Climate Action
Quality Education
Caring for our people

Our Goals

  • Become a carbon neutral business
  • Reduce materials to landfill by 80%
  • Consume energy as efficiently as possible
  • Enabling youth transitions from school to employment
  • Offer all remote learning option through
  • Improving, and building on, digital literacy to keep pace with technological developments.
  • Improving skills to support a focus on health and safety, including mental health and wellbeing.
  • Ensure no staff or student well-being, or safety is compromised at IAANZ
  • Enhancing career pathways for employees.
  • Provide rewarding, fulfilling jobs for employee staff
  • Embrace diversity in the workplace

Our recent achievements

  • Developed eLearning courses to eliminate the need for paper theory books
  • New bin stations installed throughout our business locations to ensure best practice in eliminating contamination
  • Engaged with a carbon mapping expert
  • PPL, IFR and ATPL eAviator Courses launched
  • Created a remote learning opportunity for all through eAviator
  • Accommodating all learning styles
  • Regular surveys to identify improvement areas.
  • Established flexible working from home opportunities
  • Presented staff rewards aligning with our core values
  • Investigated ways to help instructors with future job prospects
  • Established local accommodation for our students that is safe and culturally acceptable for women and girls