News 2017

TAIC investigators examine the wrecked fuselage

Aviation TAIC releases report on 2014 helicopter crash on Mt Alta

The fatal crash of a tourist helicopter on a snowy ridgeline in the Southern alps is the subject of a report issued today. The key lessons that any helicopter pilot or operator can take from this inquiry address risks associated with flying over mountains; making assumptions about weight; the need for proper wearing of seatbelts; and vortex ring state

NZ30 flight track [Image: FlightRadar]

Aviation Investigations opened into 787 engine abnormalities

TAIC has opened inquiries into two recent events involving engine abnormalities in Air New Zealand 787s. TAIC investigators are working closely with the airline, Civil Aviation Authority, engine-manufacturer Rolls Royce, and colleague agencies overseas. Investigators are securing and reviewing aircraft records, making examining engines, and interviewing company representatives and the flight crew

Annual Report 2016/17

Annual Report 2016/17 tabled in Parliament

The 2016/17 Annual Report highlights transport safety improvements influenced by the Commission's work, frustration with recommendations not being acted upon, a significant reduction in case backlog, challenges of temporary accommodation, and it looks ahead to the increasing challenges of technology and data for its work.

The MAIIF conference delegates gathered for an official photo

Marine TAIC hosts international maritime safety conference

In November 2017, TAIC hosted the Marine Accident Investigation International Forum annual conference -- all about improving accident investigation to make it safer for everyone at sea.

Correctly sized and fitted lifejackets save lives

Marine Supporting Safer Boating Week

Commissioner Stephen Davies Howard (right) and Chief Investigator of Accidents Captain Tim Burfoot joined other supporters of Safer Boating Week 2017 in jumping into Wellington harbour today to demonstrate the vital role of lifejackets and waterproof communications.

Our Kōwhaiwhai - Māori scroll designs

Our Kōwhaiwhai - Māori scroll designs

The corporate and modal Kōwhaiwhai (Māori scroll designs) used on this website were commissioned from Sandy Rodgers (Ngati Raukawa, Tuwharetoa and MacDougal). Here, she explains the naming and design of them.

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Welcome to our website

All the content you're used to is still available, but we've reorganised and expanded it slightly, and introduced several new ways to help you find it.

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Searching, sorting and filtering this website

This site can be searched, sorted and filtered a number of ways depending on what you are looking for in our general content or in our special purpose investigation and recommendations databases.

Investigator & diver examine retrieved plane wreckage

Aviation Job vacancy - Accident Investigator (Air)

Successful applicants for this position will have relevant operational air transport experience and professional or technical qualifications such as a former air pilot, air traffic control etc. Previous experience of investigations, accidents or incident reporting, analysis of evidence or a relevant investigative qualification is highly preferable. Applications close Monday 14 August.

Briefing to Incoming Minister

Briefing to Incoming Minister - May 2017

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission's May 2017 briefing to the Hon Tim Macindoe, incoming Associate Minister of Transport, has been released