This blog provides information on the current and future work of the CAA relating to:
With effect from 1 June 2019 Paula Acethorp will be the new Chief Meteorological Officer at the CAA. Paula joined the CAA in August last year as CMO (designate) coming from the position of Aviation Weather Services Manager / VAAC Wellington Manager at MetService.
In early August, Paula Acethorp joined the CAA as Chief Meteorological officer (Designate). Paula came from the Aviation Weather Services Manager position at MetService and is an experienced meteorologist, familiar with both New Zealand aviation meteorological systems and the global ICAO systems.
The MetService and CAA work on a graphical significant weather product to depict expected areas of moderate icing, CB, turbulence etc has been completed and has been available since early 2018. It provides for various flight level bands, including surface to FL100.
The CAA held a successful aviation MET symposium on 31 August 2017 in Wellington. The objective was to better co-ordinate and collaborate aviation MET efforts in New Zealand to ensure what is done, and what is developed, is optimal, responsive, and sustainable.
We are pleased to advise that the single GA portal for NOTAM, aerodrome, and MET information within the Airways IFIS system has been operational since December. Our thanks to Airways and MetService for getting this project completed in time for use over the busy summer flying season.