Aviation

New Zealand's only university with an aviation school

Study

Undergraduate Postgraduate Professional development
Close

Professional development

Professional programmes

Short course - Remote piloted aircraft system (RPAS)

Massey provides a professional two day course introducing RPAS operators to aviation legislation and safety processes. This course gives you a good understanding of the regulations around unmanned aerial vehicles and other remotely controlled aviation craft. It will prepare you for your CAA PART 102 certification application.

RPAS course

Research

We conduct and supervise research in many different areas of aviation. Our staff and postgraduate students’ topics include airport and airline performance, alternative fuels, UAVs, simulators and communications.

Research

Aviation careers

There are many career opportunities in the aviation industry. Find out how to become a pilot and about other careers in this exciting industry.

Aviation careers

Meet our graduates

Accreditation and partnerships

Events

Aviation Open Day

Massey's Milson Flight Centre Open Day offers a chance to view our facilities, take part in trial flights (must be pre-booked), view aviation presentations and talk to current aviation students. You must pre-register for this event.

9am - 3.30pm, Saturday 15 September 2018.
Milson Flight Systems Centre, Airport Dr, Palmerston North.

Open days

Open days at Massey University are your chance to explore your future options. Held on each campus, they give you an insight into study areas, accommodation, student life and more.

Find out more

Facilities

Diamond DA40 Single-Engine Trainer

Massey owns twelve single-engine trainers. Their top speed is 178 knots with a cruising speed of 150kts and operating altitude of 16,400 feet. Rate of climb is 1,120 feet per minute and they have a range of 720nm.

Diamond DA40 Twin-Engine Trainer

Massey owns two Diamond DA42 Twin-Engine Trainer airplanes for use as part of the air transport pilot programme at Massey. These are fitted with Garmin 1000 cockpit displays incorporating digital moving map displays, terrain awareness warning systems, and traffic avoidance systems. Top speed is 194 knots and a cruising speed of 165kts. Operating altitude is 18,000 feet.

Flight systems centre and airstrip

The Milson Flight Systems Centre (MFSC) is the main base for the Bachelor of Aviation programme. The School of Aviation was the first New Zealand training organisation to meet the requirements for Civil Aviation Authority Rule Part 141 certification. MFSC houses the latest Diamond Aircraft fleet and flight simulators, flight instruction staff and some academic staff, as well as the school's maintenance facility.

New aviation complex

Massey University is building a new $5 million, 2200 square-metre aviation complex at Palmerston North airport. Stage 1 will accommodate the existing airport-based students, staff and aircraft maintenance activities. Stage 2, due for completion in June 2019, will accommodate all aviation staff and faculty.

Find out more

Student internships

In their final year students may have the opportunity to work with industry to gain real-world experience. This gives them invaluable real-world experience and gives industry access to the fresh new thinking our students can bring to your business. Contact us if you are interested in working with a student.

Departments and staff

Find out more about the departments and staff involved in aviation at Massey.

News and social media

You may also be interested in

Engineering

Emergency management

Defence and security

Management and leadership

Massey Contact Centre Mon - Fri 8:30am to 5:00pm 0800 MASSEY (+64 6 350 5701) TXT 5222 contact@massey.ac.nz Web chat Staff Alumni News Māori @ Massey