About Us


Meet The Team






Jason Benton
General Manager

Jason has 17 years' aviation industry experience, including 2 years with the RNZAF and 12 years with Air New Zealand. Taking a side step from the industry, he spent 10 years in the banking sector before joining Performance Aviation in 2017 as Technical Records Coordinator before stepping into a management role.


Andy Goodall
Hangar Manager

Andy has been with Performance Aviation for 12 years and has over 30 years in the aviation industry. He was trained in the RNZAF as an aircraft technician. After leaving there he worked extensively overseas on small and large aircraft before residing in Wanaka. Ratings include Group 1,2 and 3 Fixed wing. Maintenance approval group 4 fixed wing. Group 1 and 2 Helicopters. Group 1 and 2 Powerplant. Turbine ratings include PT6, TPE331, RR250. Andy also holds an IA certificate from CAA.


Pete McKenna
Avionics Manager

Pete has been with Performance Aviation for 3 years and has over 18 years in the aviation industry. He trained with the RNZAF as an avionics technician where he served for 13 years primarily based in Auckland working on C-130s and Boeing 757s. Before joining Performance Aviation, Pete gained valuable experience and license ratings on GA aircraft and helicopters in Taupo. Ratings include Group 1 electrical, Group 1 and 2 instruments, Group 1, 2 and 3 Radios, Airbus AS350 and 355 as well as Bell 222. Pete has also completed an IA course with CAA which allows him to carry out conformity inspections on major avionics modifications and repairs.



Brad Grant
Hangar Supervisor

Brad has been with Performance Aviation for 2 years and has over 18 years in the aviation industry. He was trained in the RNZAF as an aircraft technician where he served for 8 years before travelling and contracting in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom working on various large airliners and military aircraft. Prior to moving back home to Wanaka, Brad gained valuable experience and license ratings on GA aircraft and helicopters in Taupo. Ratings include Group 1 and 2 fixed wing and helicopter, Group 1 Powerplant, Bell 204 and 222, AS355. Turbine engine ratings include PT6, TPE331, RR250, LTS101 and Arriel. Brad also holds an IA certificate from CAA.