Izaaz Dean–Bachelor of Aviation Management graduate

Graduated 2013

Airfield Operations Officer, Auckland International Airport

Izaaz completed his BAvMan degree in late 2013 and says the degree provided him with a broad range of knowledge about airports, airlines, aviation regulations and human factors, so he was initially unsure in which area of the aviation industry he wanted to work.

In early 2014 he successfully applied for a role at Wellington International Airport as an Airport Operations Coordinator, commencing in March 2014 – “armed only with what I learnt at Massey and no practical aviation experience.”

His role at Wellington Airport trained Izzaz in both landside and airside operations, giving him a good understanding of the operational side to an airport and its importance to daily operations for both airlines and customers.

In early 2015 he relocated to Auckland for a new role with Auckland International Airport as an Airfield Operations Officer in the Airfield Operations team, working solely airside.

The Airfield Operations team comprises the frontline operational staff on the airfield, responsible for promoting a safe, secure and efficient operating environment for passenger and cargo airlines, as well as general aviation.

The challenges faced in these roles requires quick decision - making, proactive thinking and establishing close relationships with airline staff, ATC and mobile airfield officers.

Izaaz says “ There is never a dull day on the airfield. The environment, the challenges, the people and the thrill makes me enjoy what I do. Studying the Bachelor of Aviation Management degree opened a window to a whole new world, and proved to be one of the best decisions I have made. “

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