AMSANZ ASAM & AMSVIC – Queenstown 2024

What a superb venue for the conference! We were delighted to welcome over 170 delegates to this meeting, which was opened by Darren Rewi, Ngāi Tahu kaumātua and former Air New Zealander. The range of presentations was wide, including distinguished presenters from far afield and first-time presenters. This year’s John Lane Orator was Dr Susan […]

CAA Responses to AMSANZ Letter

The Committee is grateful to the Director for his response to the concerns raised about Kapua, the IT project underway at the CAA. Cancelling the rollout of the EMPIC Medical Module pending a fuller evaluation of certification requirements is the correct decision. It is of note that CASA spent millions of dollars trying to configure […]

Open letter from the Aviation Medical Society of Aotearoa New Zealand to CAA

12th March 2024 Open letter from the Aviation Medical Society of Aotearoa New Zealand – 12MAR24 To the Director of Civil Aviation, We are writing to escalate our concerns regarding the absence of mission-critical aeromedical aspects of the Kapua IT project underway at CAA, and specifically the selection and implementation of the EMPIC Medical Module. […]

CAA Online Medical Certification – Consultation Begins

The Civil Aviation Authority has emailed a high use group of Aviation Medical Examiners (AME’s) informing them of the establishment of the “EMPIC Medical Examiner User Group”. The invitation states: “This is an opportunity to provide input into the design of the medical module and represent the wider medical examiner community.” Meetings have been planned […]

AMSNZ Annual Scientific Meeting 2023

Auckland Airport Emergency Services Site Visit Annual Scientific Meeting – Saturday 9th September 2023 The AMSNZ annual scientific meeting takes place alongside the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority Training Day. This year, AMSNZ 2023 began with a visit to the Auckland Airport Emergency Services. They are notable for providing both maritime search and rescue with […]

1st Pacific Aviation Medicine Conference – Nadi, Fiji

The idea of a conference was birthed in conversations held between some Pacific attendees and CASA, the Australian regulator, at the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine 2022 meeting in the Hunter Valley. With only a couple of months’ notice, an excellent meeting was organised in Nadi at the Tanoa Hotel conference facilities. Approximately 65 delegates […]