Story: Aviation

Licensing air services

Licensing air services

Between 1934 and 1990, air services were restricted to operators licensed by the government. The Air Services Licensing Authority, established in 1951, was used in practice to safeguard first NAC’s and later Air New Zealand’s main trunk services. This cartoon of 1957 depicts Minister of Civil Aviation Tom Shand passing the licensing authority’s judgement on one of NAC’s competitors, Trans Island Airways.

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Cartoon by Sid Scales

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Peter Aimer, 'Aviation - Public and private ownership', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Peter Aimer, published 12 Jun 2006