Air craft: The Lockheed Model 188 Electra is an American turboprop airliner built by Lockheed. In December of 1959 TEAL purchased three Lockheed L-188 Electra turboprops although the New Zealand TEAL owners did not want the aircraft.
Stars: Representing the Southern Cross and the New Zealand flag
Godwit: The two white bird motif’s represent the godwit or in the Maori language ‘kuaka’.
Aotearoa Airlines Ltd logo/wings:
This was inspired by the five ‘wings’ insignia of the NZ provincial airline main trunk operators between 1934 and 1947.
Kowhaiwhai (scroll design): The inspiration for this Kowhaiwhai came from Ngaru, a traditional Maori design representing the cutting of the waves as the ‘waka’ moves through them and by the famous koru motif from Air New Zealand
Haast Aeronautical Society: A logo I created introducing the Haast eagle to refer to the first largest flying ‘thing’ in the skies over New Zealand.