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Air NZ sets 3D printing precedent for aircraft maintenance
“Rather than having the cost associated with purchasing, shipping and storing physical parts and potentially having to fly an aircraft with an unavailable seat, this system would allow us to print a part when and where we need it in hours.”
06 May 2019
Air New Zealand and Microsoft announce ground-breaking digital collaboration
“Being able to 3D print certain components on the go would be transformative and drive significant efficiencies and sustainability benefits."
15 Apr 2019
Air NZ backs the future of electric air taxi in NZ
New Zealand is one step closer to autonomous electric air taxi services, thanks to Air New Zealand and Zephyr Airworks.
17 Oct 2018
Air NZ demos immersive AR tourism board game
Players can see a giant kauri tree grow, meet a grumpy Hobbit, experience a bird’s eye view of a helicopter bungy jump, and they can even get splashed by a breaching whale.
11 Oct 2018
GirlBoss Awards calls forth NZ's trailblazing young females
“The GirlBoss Awards recognises the change make-hers, the up-and-comers, the innovators and the bold young women who are shaping the future of NZ."
26 Jul 2018
CERT NZ's Advisory Board extended for another six months
“I’m pleased all existing Board members have agreed to stay on and advise CERT NZ as we work through the refresh of our cybersecurity action plan."
30 Apr 2018
Exclusive: Air NZ's CEO on creating a 50% female senior leadership team by 2020
"When it comes to digital specifically, women make up around 30% of both our total digital employee base and our digital leadership team."
08 Mar 2018
Exclusive: Here's what NZ's top CEOs are doing to improve gender diversity
You need to understand what’s going on in your own business and do something to fix it because if you don’t, all this talk –it’s just PR bollocks.
08 Mar 2018
Air NZ’s AI chatbot turns one
Oscar was first introduced a year ago on the airline’s website to answer commonly asked flight, baggage, lounge and Airpoints queries.
05 Feb 2018
Tourists feel the chill of Antarctica in Air NZ’s next safety video
Air NZ’s next safety video will highlight the fundamental importance of Antarctica in understanding global climate change.
31 Jan 2018
IT salaries on the rise, gender pay gap getting smaller
This data does show a slight decrease in the nation’s gender pay gap which was recorded at 7.2% in 2015.
30 Jan 2018
New report shines a light on the reality of sustainability in NZ
The research names the nation’s most sustainable brands with Ecostore, Fairtrade and Tesla topping the list.
25 Jan 2018
Air New Zealand launching as a skill on Amazon Alexa
The device hits stores in New Zealand and Australia in early February.
22 Jan 2018
Kiwis get ready to Wi-Fly: Air New Zealand trials in-flight Wi-Fi
“We’re launching in-flight Wi-Fi as a trial initially in order to gather feedback and ensure it meets the needs of our customers..."
09 Oct 2017
Air New Zealand and CyArk digitally map the Waitangi Treaty Grounds
“We expect that the content CyArk creates will become an educational asset to encourage a deeper connection with New Zealand and Māori culture..."
03 Oct 2017
Air NZ’s digital human steals the show in Los Angeles
"We’re always looking for new ways to improve the travel experience and solve pain points with digital innovation..."
27 Sep 2017
Air New Zealand employs a friendly robot in their five-day social experiment
“This experiment with Chip is another way we are pushing the boundaries to ensure we remain at the forefront of technology..."
23 Aug 2017
Exclusive interview: Simona Turin on Air New Zealand's digital transformation
I’m still trying to figure out what is stopping girls from reaching technology because I love technology, it’s a creative process.
09 Jun 2017
WiFi coming to select Air New Zealand flights starting now
Finally, the wait is over and Air New Zealand has started a trial of Wi-Fi on select flights.
09 Jun 2017
Air NZ makes moves in AI technology with its very own chatbot
“There’s no doubt that AI is the future, allowing customers to better self serve, further improving the customer experience."
08 Feb 2017
Major milestones for Air New Zealand’s mobile app
"Customers can look forward to the airline continuing to evolve and develop the apps it offers to further enhance their travel experience."
24 Jan 2017
‘Total ban’ for Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Air NZ joins long list of airlines officially banning the Note7 device, as the fallout for Samsung continues.
17 Oct 2016
Air NZ bans the note 7 amidst safety fears
Will their check in staff frisk customers for Note 7’s? Will they operate a TSA-like line of misery?
14 Sep 2016
Air NZ 'pioneers' gate-to-gate Bluetooth for passengers
As of July 21 last week, Air New Zealand customers can now use Bluetooth devices 'gate to gate' on all its domestic and international flights.
27 Jul 2016