Recommendation Date:5 June 2007
Date Closed:27 September 2017
Ensure that the Chief Executive of Air New Zealand and other New Zealand operators of Boeing 737 aircraft review and enhance emergency training procedures. The review should include the positioning of all crew members on board for abnormal landings and possible evacuations, and the associated use of all appropriate emergency exits, the use of hand signals in emergencies and the management of the ground evacuation checklist to ensure that flap has been fully deployed.
I will accept this recommendation and this will be carried out as part of our regular meetings with operators and will be completed within six months of the final report date.