An environment built for learning

Two leading edge learning bases and a fully equipped flight simulation centre, enables the highest quality training to meet both student and airline needs

We have learning bases in both Auckland and Christchurch and pride ourself on our extensive and fully equipped capabilities. From pre-employment programmes for those entering the aviation industry, through to type training for airline professionals, we will have a training solution to meet most airline, MRO, or individual training requirements.

Both of our learning bases are modern, welcoming with great student facilities. There is a real buzz about the learning bases as students train along side experienced airline professionals. Our learning delivery professionals are among the best in the world and work hard to ensure that you leave with the best possible outcome.

Auckland Learning Base
7-13 Rennie Drive, Airport Oaks, Mangere, Auckland 

Our Auckland learning base hosts a range of programmes. An aircraft hangar and multiple workshops provides the perfect environment for training of aircraft maintenance engineers. This base also hosts comprehensive cabin crew training equipment and facilities.

Courses held here

  • Aircraft Maintenance


Base Tour
Auckland Simulator Centre
19 Laurence Stevens Drive, Auckland Airport

Flight-crew training is conducted here, along with some professional aircraft maintenance courses. Full flight simulators are located alongside fleet specific classrooms and other associated training equipment. These facilities are available for hire by customer airlines. 

Courses held here

  • Flight-crew


Simulator Tour
Christchurch Learning Base
125 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch 

Home to our students studying aircraft maintenance. With dedicated hangar, aircraft and workshops, it is also situated next to Air New Zealand's maintenance base and overlooks the runway at Christchurch International Airport.  

Courses held here

  • Aircraft Maintenance 


Base Tour

Success stories

Daniel Cornwall - RNZAF

'...I found the course to be very enjoyable and it helped me learn a whole lot about the industry of which I had zero experience in. This then helped me to decide what paths I wanted to head down and kick started my career in aviation. The instructors were very knowledgeable in their subjects, and also provided a lot of guidance for when it came to job hunting. I would recommend the course to anyone wanting to get started in the Aviation industry, and you end up with some good mates along the way too."

Joel Tomasi - Canterbury Aero Club/IAANZ

"During the 36 week course, I gained knowledge and hand skills that prepared me for the next step in becoming an Aircraft Engineer. With world class facilities and passionate tutors, my learning experience was second to none. The subjects covered, both theory and practical, were structured in an effective way that made learning not only fun but captivating. I would highly recommend Air New Zealand Academy of Learning to anyone looking to pursue a career in Aircraft Engineering.

Mekdim Tesfaye - Air New Zealand Trainee

My time at the Air New Zealand Academy of Learning was both exciting and challenging. I found that the engineering skills and knowledge I gained was not only useful in the aviation industry but could also be adapted to a wide range of other industries.

Oliver Compton - Air New Zealand Trainee

Firstly, I’d just like to highlight that being part of an organisation that train’s it’s own people and invests in their future from day one is something extraordinary. If you’re considering joining the Academy of Learmning for your studies, in my opinion there is no competition when it comes to beginning your exciting career in Aviation. The people I met and spent time with through my course, I would consider lifelong friends and the support from instructors has continued right through into my traineeship.

Most if not all things in life are a result of the environment that you put yourself in and your attitude. The instructors went over and above to ensure I was on the right track and I feel it is this that I appreciate most. The training and guidance I received from the Academy of Learning geared me well for the job interview and subsequent full time traineeship I find myself in now.

I have no hesitation in the advocacy of the Air New Zealand Academy of Learning, for it is hands down the best place to start for not only the world of opportunity that is Air New Zealand, but any aviation based career.

Scott Samuels - Air New Zealand Aircraft Engineer

The Academy of Learning was an excellent experience for me. The Instructors are second to none, combining their personal industry knowledge with the learning syllabus, as well as having access to aircraft onsite made for a really fun hands on learning environment. Being able to disassemble, inspect and reassemble a functioning air cooled engine was a highlight for me, as well as working in teams with my peers who become great friends over the course duration. I've been able to apply a lot of the things I learnt over the course in the industry and feel it was an awesome foundation to prepare me for my traineeship and building my career.

Tengku "Ika" Zulaikha - Air New Zealand Trainee
My best reasons for recommending the program are the experience of the instructors, the diversity of the students and the quality of the course materials as well as the training aids. I can honestly say that I have gained more knowledge and skills than I expected when I first enrolled. While the curriculum of program is not easy, it is structured very well, not only to introduce students to the aviation industry but also to prepare them for the work environment.
Tyler Nelson - Air New Zealand Aircraft Engineer

My time at the Academy of Learning was an adventure. The course covered a wide variety of topics and each has helped me to progress further with my career at Air New Zealand. The instructors were professional and knew their topics with extensive experience including some shared funny moments. Above all I found them very helpful and encouraging. My group was a mix of international and domestic students and I made many friends that I still keep in contact with all over the world and at home. During the course, your group becomes like a family away from home and I can honestly say that it was one of the best families you could wish for. Without my time at the Academy of Learning, I would not be in my current position at Air New Zealand and I would not be the person I am without it.