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Air New Zealand celebrates its supplier Michelin Aircraft Tyre

Air New Zealand has celebrated its suppliers at its inaugural Tūhono Supplier Awards in Auckland overnight. Michelin Aircraft Tyre receives the Operational Excellence Award.


Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Christopher Luxon says the event was a great way to celebrate the contributions of many of the airline’s suppliers over the past 12 months.

“Air New Zealand has more than 4,000 suppliers who are each a vital part of our extended enterprise. We’ve been on a journey with them over the past couple of years, looking at ways we can work better together and grow our partnerships. The awards were a fantastic way to celebrate their contributions to our business and the work we’ve done together in partnership.”

Air New Zealand’s supply chain has evolved in recent years with a focus on strong supplier partnerships based on shared values and objectives and a deep commitment to sustainable procurement with the airline working to gain greater visibility and assurance across its complex supply chain.


Michelin Aircraft Tyre receives the Operational Excellence Award.
For a supplier which has made a strong contribution to Air New Zealand’s operational performance.
Michelin has been the airline’s predominant aviation tire provider since 2007.


From left to right: Leeanne Langridge: ANZ Cabin Services Manager, Christopher Luxon: ANZ CEO, Richard Comrie: ANZ Procurement Consultant, Geoff Shearer: ANZ Components Manager, Trevor Hughes: GM Commercial operations, David Issautier: MD Michelin Australia and Wayne Maher: Michelin Aviation account manager.