In accordance with Civil Aviation Rules, Part 71, the Civil Aviation Authority formally reviews each current airspace designation and classification on a regular basis.

Under Civil Aviation Rule 71.11 Review of designated and classified airspace, the review must be undertaken at least every five years, to verify the continuing need for the airspace designation or classification.

When a review is undertaken an appropriate level of consultation with industry and affected stakeholders is undertaken.

Civil Aviation Rules, Part 71

2015-2018 Airspace review plan

The CAA is undertaking a full review of New Zealand airspace in accordance with Part 71, to be carried out from 2015 to 2018.

2015-2018 Airspace review plan [PDF 40 KB]
2014-2016 Airspace review plan [PDF 35 KB]

Completed airspace reviews

2019 Airspace reviews
2018 Airspace proposals - final airspace changes [PDF 439 KB]
2018 Airspace reviews
2017 Airspace proposals - final airspace changes [PDF 1.2 MB]
2017 Airspace reviews

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