A new forum designed to enable the aviation/aerospace industry and the aviation regulator to work more closely together.
The Authority is considering the recommendation made by the Commission in the context of the actions we have already taken to address the safety concerns highlighted in the accident investigation report.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released its report into the cause of a fatal parachute accident at Tauranga Aerodrome on 20 March 2021.
You may have heard about the severe geomagnetic storm earlier this week – a coronal mass ejection (an eruption on the sun, expelling plasma at high velocity) that intersected with the Earth, resulting in a plethora of warnings from various global space weather agencies.
The CAA welcomes the TAIC report into the Auckland Islands helicopter crash released today. We acknowledge the two recommendations made in the report and action is underway on both of these.
After a COVID-induced hiatus, the Classic Fighters airshow is back at Omaka this Easter.
Peanut butter, honey, Marmite, jam, and canned fish all have two things in common, they are pantry staples, and they will be removed from your carry-on bag if you’re flying internationally and they exceed the 100 millilitre rule.
Aviation specialists from Fire and Emergency are receiving applications for essential flights into the restricted airspace which the Civil Aviation Authority has designated over the Eastern North Island.
CAA have designated three additional temporary restricted areas along the east coast of the North Island, to facilitate safety of aviation activities associated with the cyclone recovery.
Between November 2021 and October 2022 there were 48 reported airspace intrusions into the Woodbourne control zone. Vector Online takes a look at the challenges – and peculiarities – of the local transit lane.
All pilots should be aware that NOTAMs and temporary restricted airspace is about to be promulgated around the airports and adjacent areas affected by Cyclone Gabrielle.
The ICAO Innovation Competition is open to university students.
The Civil Aviation Authority has this week withdrawn charges against Sky Sports Ltd, and its director Martin Lloyd, for alleged breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.
Following recent media reports, CAA assures the flying public that security screening in New Zealand is inherently safe.
The CAA has approved a drone swarm light show event for New Year’s Eve in Auckland.
Aviation Security Officers remove imitation weapons from airline passenger luggage almost daily, with more than 290 removed so far in 2022.
The CAA office will be closed from 4pm Friday 23 December 2022 until 8am Monday 09 January 2022. To contact the CAA for any urgent matters, call +64 4 560 9400
This research was designed to measure perceptions of the CAA’s strategic performance and the quality of the CAA’s stakeholder relationships with a view of delivering insights to enhance stakeholder relationships and help guide the CAA’s strategic decision-making on regulatory, service delivery, and communications fronts.
Listen to our three interviews on drones in New Zealand: "If you fly a drone, you're a pilot", "BVLOS operations and the GA pilot", and "The business of drones".
This year to date Aviation Security (AvSec) has removed over 130,000 items from passenger luggage that don’t meet the airlines’ conditions of carriage.
Update 07 Nov 2022: Indications are that a global FD Pro issue affecting all operators using Jepp FD PRO means that Jepp FD PRO terminal and enroute data on iPads cannot be updated since 02 Nov. The AIRAC cycle changeover date was 03 Nov. Users who updated their devices before 02 Nov should be unaffected and can continue to use current FD PRO data.
Safety education, awareness of the aviation rules, how to be a responsible participant in the aviation system and improving the overall safety of aviation in New Zealand are core functions of the CAA.
CAA finds the pilot was likely to be experiencing fatigue, which was a contributing factor in the accident.
The CAA acknowledges the conviction and sentencing of The Alpine Group in the Queenstown District Court on Tuesday 11 October, before Judge Walker.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has reviewed all additional material provided to us by external sources, this includes conducting interviews where necessary, relating to the fatal parachute accident at Parakai on 15 March 2019.
Aircraft Registration have an online payment portal launching this Wednesday.
We’ve been receiving reports, for some time now, that worldwide COVID-related supply chain issues are creating challenges for already stretched operators.
At the Aviation New Zealand conference in Wellington on 09 August, Louisa ‘Choppy’ Patterson was awarded the Civil Aviation Authority’s Director’s Commendation Award in recognition of her distinguished service and ongoing commitment to safety in the New Zealand aviation community.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released its report into the cause of a fatal accident at Kaitoke airstrip, north of Upper Hutt, 23 November 2020.
Have you seen Aviation Security’s Explosive Detector Dog teams on TV’s Dog Squad and thought that’s your dream job? For the first time in many years we are recruiting external applicants for our dog handler roles. If you love the thought of having a four-legged teammate and enjoy working in a busy environment, then this could be the job you’ve been waiting for.
The Authority is introducing changes to our certification and re-certification processes, effective 1 April 2022. These are part of a wider review of our certification policy to ensure that it meets our intelligence-led and risk-based approach as described in our Regulatory Safety and Security Strategy.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released its report into the cause of a fatal paramotor accident at Poerua River, West Coast on 12 November 2020.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released its report into the cause of a fatal accident at Kakatarahae Hill, Coromandel Range on 14 June 2019.
The Civil Aviation Authority has made good progress in addressing the recommendations of the Ministerial Review into organisational culture. Despite the challenges of COVID-19 and the disruptions following the sudden departure from Asteron Centre, progress on embedding a positive culture has continued to be a priority.
The Civil Aviation Authority’s mandate under the Civil Aviation Act 1990, is to regulate and ensure the safety and security of the aviation system. All aviation system participants are obliged to comply with civil aviation rules.
In October 2021 the CAA approached aerodrome operators, following up on our earlier request for updated traffic movement figures (rule 139.505 Reporting traffic volumes). We’ve received some questions about 139.505 and our request, so we’re outlining here why we want these figures and what we do with them.
Safety investigators from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have made seven safety recommendations following an extensive investigation into a fatal accident that occurred in September 2019. The accident involved an Italian-designed single engine aircraft with two people on board. It crashed into the Tararua range, near Eketahuna in the lower North Island, claiming the lives of the occupants.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is backing an assessment by New Plymouth Airport that air traffic control services are required to stay at the aerodrome.
We don’t want to be a Christmas Grinch but every year our Aviation Security Officers remove well-intended gifts and items from people’s luggage because the items aren’t safe to take on an aircraft.
Some interesting facts to celebrate International Civil Aviation Day – from a Kiwi perspective.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released the final report of its safety investigation into the cause of a fatal accident near Pukaki Aerodrome, on 25 July 2020.
CAA is closely monitoring the changes to the response to COVID-19 and the move into the Covid-19 Protection Framework (CPF), also known as the ‘traffic lights’ system.
The Aviation Security Service (AvSec) and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have been recognised for their ongoing work in support of the All of Government response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Police are issuing a stern warning about the dangers of pointing lasers at helicopters and other aircraft, including passenger planes.
Statement from the Director of CAA – TAIC final report on Diamond DA42 aeroplane, ZK-EAP Controlled flight into terrain Kaimanawa Range, near Taupo, 23 March 2019 (A0-2019-003)
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has carefully considered the District Court judgment issued on 20 October in the matter of Graham Lindsay v the Director of Civil Aviation.
The Civil Aviation Authority is encouraging New Zealand’s aviation community and interested members of the public to have their say about the Civil Aviation Bill currently before Parliament.
Three teams of Aviation Security Officers from Auckland have been providing security assistance at Hamilton, Whangarei and Kerikeri airports following the Covid-19 alert level change to Level 3.
On Tuesday 5 October we were unable to receive external emails from 1200 – 1500 due to an issue with our email server as we were undertaking routine maintenance.
The Civil Aviation Authority, including the Aviation Security Service, is seeing positive change since launching the Te Kākano culture change programme in June 2020, following the release of the Ministerial Review into organisational culture. While much has been achieved, we recognise that there is still work to do to ensure the Authority is a respectful, safe and inclusive place to work.