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Airways Corp Review Inadequate – Peters

The terms of reference for the Auditor General’s review of Airways Corporation documents are too narrow and limited, said the New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters.

He said that the review is restricted to a number of unspecified documents and does not constitute a full inquiry into the circumstances that led to the departure of the former Company Secretary, Mr Ezeqiel Trumper.

“I will be raising a number of these issues myself with a view to widening the scope of the review.

“It is most important that all matters are fully aired and investigated,” said Mr Peters.

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Airways Corporation Review Questions
Airways Corporation Review

1. To what extent in terms of “best business practice” did the Airways Corporation depart from the tender process for the new Air Traffic Control system and,

a) what was the Board’s response to that departure?
b) was the Board’s response appropriate?

2. At what time did the Board learn of any conflict in relation to the ATCS contract and the NATS proposal, in relation to any executive incentives, and what time expired, and what actions occurred, between the Board learning of this conflict and the Board’s actions in response to such allegations?

3. Did senior executives disclose all relevant information to the Board that would enable it to judge whether or not senior executives were, or the Board would be, in breach of legal, ethical and professional obligations?

4. Were any inducements offered to senior executives and others with respect to:



a) the new Air Traffic Control system
b) their involvement in the NATS system proposals in the UK
c) any other transactions abroad

5. Why was the system established in 1991 not upgraded, as agreed in the 1991 proposal for the life of that system, and a completely new system preferred, and

a) were the parties to the 1991 project consulted, and what later consultation took place with those companies responsible for the maintenance of the 1991 system up until the Lockheed Martin system was accepted?

6. What investigations took place at the Airways Corporation at Board level with respect to Mr Trumper’s concerns; when did he raise them, and who conducted those investigations?

7. With respect to the placement of senior executives in London, how are those executives’ professional responsibilities able to be discharged in New Zealand?

8. What costs incurred by the senior executives based in London are being met by parties and sources other than the Airways Corporation; and what are the detailed amounts so involved, and are such payments appropriate?

9. Did the Airways Corporation or its Board furnish Mr Trumper with a reference when he left their employment?

10. What is the safety record of Airways Corporation as disclosed by the monthly reports completed each month for the past seven months?

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