The CAA’s contract for Aeronautical Information Services (AIS), provided by Aeropath, expires on 30 June 2025. A project is underway to establish a new contract for Aeronautical Information Management and the Director of Civil Aviation has approved a direct-source approach working with Aeropath for the provision of the full services.

The Civil Aviation Authority is urging pilots to self-assess and consult with their medical assessors regarding any conditions that could jeopardise flight safety, following a fatal accident on 25 October 2021, when a Baby Great Lakes Class 1 Microlight crashed on farmland near Omarama.

The Civil Aviation Authority’s Deputy Chairperson, Steve Haszard, has resigned from the Board effective from 6 October 2023.

The Civil Aviation Authority is making changes to its investigation practices, following an independent review commissioned by the Director of Aviation and Chief Executive of the Civil Aviation Authority Keith Manch. The subsequent report has been published today.

As the Women’s FIFA World Cup starts on 20 July, we want to help you become match-fit for airport security screening. Get to the airport with time to spare.

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.

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.

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.

CAA Christmas hours

14 Dec 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.

The CAA talks drones

30 Nov 2022

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".

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.

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.

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’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.

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.