About Us



In September 1990 Air New Zealand withdrew the F-27 (Friendship) aircraft and transferred the services provided by these aircraft to associated companies. At the same time Air NZ carried out restructuring of all the airport staff making a considerable number redundant.

Three of the staff who took redundancy started a Company, “Aviation Ground Services” to provide ground services to the associated Air NZ companies as well as Air NZ. Aviation Ground Services, provided airport equipment maintenance, ground handling and aircraft consultancy to the airline industry, mainly in Wellington but also serviced the provincial airports.

In October 1995, Dave Graham, one of the original three, decided to specialise in aircraft consultancy and aircraft ground power supply. He started “Airspec” and for the next 3 years worked for “Air Nelson” (an Air NZ subsidiary company) and also worked with the airlines providing aircraft ground power. In October 1998 the remaining two owners of “Aviation Ground Services” decided to retire and sold out to Dave Graham who combined the services provided.


“Airspec” and “Aviation Ground Services” (AGS) occupy the same premises at the south end of Wellington Airport. AGS no longer provides aircraft ground handling but provides maintenance support for “Airspec” as well as equipment support for all the major airlines. Being central, most of the airports are one flight away. Approximately 15 staff are employed including contractors in Auckland and Christchurch. Six of these staff are Technicians holding electrical certification and maintain/repair/overhaul the “Ground Power Units” on behalf of “Airspec”.