About Us

The Aviation Knowledge Hub is a community of practitioners, researchers and policy advisers that provides a forum for information sharing and collaboration on aviation related research and data analysis.

We run a range of seminars and other discussion forums with the aim of sharing knowledge and experience to help drive the quality of research and data analysis in aviation.


The high level objectives of the hub are to provide a forum for those with an interest in aviation related modelling, forecasting and research to:

  • Share information and expertise.
  • Share the results and conclusions of any aviation related research.
  • Seek feedback, advice and quality assurance from other experts in the field.
  • Identify research needs and data gaps.
  • Improve coordination (and reduce duplication of effort) across the sector.

We recognise that the hub will only succeed if it is providing value to its members. For this reason, the scope, membership and objectives of the group may evolve over time in order to meet the needs of its members.


The group will meet at least every quarter, but may meet more often when required.

The format will be predominantly presentations based around specific research projects or proposals, but will also provide for less structured discussion of trends, emerging issues, data gaps, information needs and methodologies. The group will be encouraged to come up with their own agenda items.

Hub leads

The hub leads are:

Haobo Wang, Ministry of Transport

Jack Stanton, Civil Aviation Authority


The hub is open to anyone interested in sharing aviation-related data, information and research.

To join, please email KnowledgeHub@transport.govt.nz