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TAIC website
9 October 2017
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.
8 October 2017
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
28 July 2017
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
8 June 2017
The Transport Accident Investigation Commission's May 2017 briefing to the Hon Tim Macindoe, incoming Associate Minister of Transport, has been released
TAIC Statement of Performance Expectations 2017-18
1 June 2017
The Commission has published its annual Statement of Performance Expectations for the 2017 - 2018 financial year commencing on 1 July. The statement sets out intended service and financial performance which the annual report will later assess performance against.
11 May 2017
Collision with terrain, Eurocopter AS350-BA, ZK-HKW, Port Hills, Christchurch, 14 February 2017
11 May 2017
At about 0730 on 9 February 2016, the passenger cruise ship Emerald Princess berthed in Port Chalmers, New Zealand. Each lifeboat launching apparatus was fitted with a compressed nitrogen stored energy system that provided an alternative means of launching the lifeboat in the event of a power failure. Following maintenance, the crew were re-pressurising the compressed nitrogen cylinders on one of the launching appliances, when one of the bottles burst and fatally injured a crew member who was standing nearby.
1 December 2016
The Minister of Transport has announced the appointment of Jane Meares as Chief Commissioner, with her term to expire in October 2021. He has also announced the appointment of senior barrister Richard Marchant as a Commissioner with a term expiring in April 2019.
29 November 2016
The Commission now has four investigators working on the inquiry in the Auckland and Kaipara area. They are being supported by staff at the Commission’s head office in Wellington. The focus at present is gathering information from the survivors, next of kin, police, members of the Kaipara boating community, and the Coastguard.
29 November 2016
The Annual Report of the Transport Accident Investigation Commission for the year ended 30 June 2016 was tabled in Parliament today by the Associate Minister of Transport, Hon Craig Foss.