Director Profile: Phil Brazier


BE (Hons) Mechanical (Canterbury) – 1971
MSc Air Transport Engineering (Cranfield University, UK) – 1976
C. Eng (UK)

Career Summary

Phil has experience in the past ten years providing support at management level in the MRO of aircraft engines (Dart, JT8D and V2500), and most aspects of sales and marketing, market research and analysis, and contracting within Christchurch Engine Centre (CHCEC) which is the joint venture between Pratt & Whitney and Air New Zealand Limited. His 38 years experience with the Air New Zealand Group involved positions in Auckland, Seattle, London and Christchurch.

Prior to 1989 in Air New Zealand Engineering Services (ANZES) he had technical services design and project management responsibilities, followed by MRO sales and marketing experience from 1989. In 2009 he started AvPlan Limited.

  • 2001-2009
    Marketing Services Manager (including contracts management)
    Christchurch Engine Centre, Pratt & Whitney Air New Zealand Services partnership
  • 1988-2001
    Marketing Representative, Air New Zealand Engineering Services
  • 1983-1987
    Technical Services, Air New Zealand Engineering Services
    Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1981-1982
    Air New Zealand Resident Representative – 747 Programme – Boeing
    Seattle, USA
  • 1971-1980
    Aeronautical Engineer & Performance Engineer
    Air New Zealand Engineering
    Auckland, New Zealand

Areas of Professional Competence

  • Aviation market research, especially for MRO
  • Strategy development for marketing, sales and tenders
  • MRO advertising design, documentation and plans
  • Development of MRO and other contracts icw legal counsel
  • Project investigations and feasibility studies
  • Copywriting of aviation related articles
  • SAP user-level support for Sales & Distribution (S&D) Module transactions


  • Development of MS Excel based Sales Plan, market analysis and targeted marketing plans within a major aerospace MRO business
  • Market Research of turbofan engine types (JT8D and CFM56) and turboprop types (Dart, CT7 and PW100 series) and other types
  • Development of V2500, JT8D and Dart engines Base Line Test and Correlation Test contract formats to facilitate expansion of the business.
  • Development of Dart and JT8D engine MRO, lease, and sale and purchase agreements
  • SAP MRO system management: for both Air New Zealand Engineering and Pratt & Whitney S&D systems as Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Power User respectively.

Projects: some examples

  1. Tender submission support – subcontractor to major US prime contractor for C-9 CLS – as JT8D MRO provider ( May 2006 and 2009)
  2. A Business Case for PW100 Turboprop MRO capability (2002, revised 2004 and 2009).
  3. Tender submission – bid to Lockheed Martin for C-130 ski manufacture prepared and won in 1993 for ANZES manufacturing; 8 ship-sets including local and international parts manufacturing.
  4. Concept Paper for an Internet Website for the Royal Aeronautical Society – NZ Division - Prepared by H.G. McCarroll and P.A. Brazier (2001)
  5. Tender submission – Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-130 tender response co-written with Australian consultant, Qualtek International – ANZES won November 1989 and contract held by ANZES for 10 years.
  6. Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) engine instrument tender prepared and won with Australian consultant, Qualtek Innovations 1994 (1000+ components per year).
  7. Tender submission – to Royal Australian Air Force for F404 DLM – as contributor to Qualtek International, Melbourne bid - won for ANZES - Auckland in 1995.
  8. Analysis of Optimum Age for Disposal of 737 Fleet Aircraft and Optimum Age of Aircraft to be purchased as Replacements (1984).
  9. Thesis held: “The Economic Effect of Weight Changes to an Aircraft in Service” – MSc thesis, Department of Flight, Cranfield University, Beds., U.K. (1975) (British Airways Air Transport prize 1976)