North Shore Air

Aviation Safety Management Systems Ltd (ASMS) congratulates North Shore Air on the grant of certification as an airline providing scheduled air services.

North Shore Air, based at North Shore Aerodrome at Dairy Flat in Auckland, will operate twice-daily services between North Shore and Tauranga, and a once-a-day service to Kerikeri. The airline will utilise a ten-seat Piper Chieftain and an eight-seat Piper Navajo twin engine aircraft for their operations. A shuttle coach service will provide passengers with an express transit along the northern busway between the airport and Auckland CBD. Stopping points for the shuttle will also include Smales Farm station on the busway itself, along with the Quest Hotel in nearby Albany.

North Shore Air's Piper Navajo ZK-JGA flies across the Hauraki Gulf.

In addition to scheduled services, North Shore Air will also be able to offer charter of their aircraft to almost every other region of New Zealand. Groups of up to nine persons wishing to fly together will receive an extremely competitive rate for private flights, making for a very economical method when commuting together.

Services will commence on 21 September, and bookings can be made via the North Shore Air website at

ASMS is pleased to have project managed the certification process for North Shore Air, producing the operating manuals, preparing the functional specification for the website, obtaining legal advice on contracts and ticketing terms and conditions, managing the pilot recruitment process, and liaison with CAA.