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Isaac Henderson BAvMan, PGDipBus (Finance), MAv

Assistant Lecturer

School of Aviation

I am an assistant lecturer in aviation studies. In the past I have held adjunct lecturer and teaching/marking assistant positions with the School of Aviation and I have worked as both an aircraft mechanic and a management consultant within the aviation industry. My areas of research primarily concern aspects of tourism and airport management.


Contact details

  • Location: 7.05, Colombo Village
    Campus: Manawatu


  • Bachelor of Aviation Management - Massey University (2015)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Finance) - Massey University (2017)
  • Master of Aviation (First Class Honours) - Massey University (2016)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My research interests include airport management, tourism management, RPAS, lighter-than-air vehicles, safety management systems and marketing. I am completing a PhD in aviation, examining how airport brands are created and how airport brand performance can be measured.


21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Air Transportation and Freight Services (150701): Banking, Finance and Investment (150200): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000): Finance (150201): Marketing (150500): Tourism (150600): Tourism Management (150603): Tourism Marketing (150604): Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience (150606): Transportation and Freight Services (150700)


Aviation Management, Tourism Management, Airport Management, Marketing

Research Outputs


Henderson, IL., Avis, M., & Tsui, WHK. (2018). Testing discontinuous innovations in the tourism industry: The case of scenic airship services. Tourism Management. 66, 167-179
[Journal article]Authored by: Avis, M., Henderson, I., Tsui, W.


Henderson, IL. (2016). Could airships make a comeback? Evidence from a case study within the tourism industry of Queenstown, New Zealand. (Master's Thesis)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Henderson, I.Edited by: Avis, M., Tsui, W.


Henderson, JT., & Henderson, IL. (2016). The two Us: RPAS from a researcher's perspective. (pp. 10 - 10).
[Other]Authored by: Henderson, I.
Henderson, IL. (2015). Selection of CEOs for certificated organisations - part two: Outcomes and conclusions. (pp. 16 - 17).
[Other]Authored by: Henderson, I.
Henderson, IL. (2015). Selection of CEOs for certificated organisations - part one: Responsibility and selection. (pp. 16 - 17).
[Other]Authored by: Henderson, I.

Consultancy and Languages


  • December 2017 - ongoing - Massey University
    RPAS Consultant for Massey University School of Aviation, assisting clients to write Part 102 expositions.
  • August 2014 - February 2017 - HIJ Consultancy
    I have undertaken projects for airports and RPAS operators, primarily around Part 100 and Part 102 compliance.


  • Spanish
    Last used: 2017
    Spoken ability: Average
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching


Course coordinator for:

190.107 - Human Performance

190.115 - Introduction to Aeronautics

190.117 - Introduction to Human Factors

On top of the papers that I coordinate, I mark the assignments submitted for 190.240 - Air Power

Media and Links

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