Published date: 24 January 2002


This Advisory Circular (AC) describes an acceptable means of compliance to assist organisations and individuals to understand the requirements for completing an application for entering an aircraft on the New Zealand Register of Aircraft; issuing and cancelling a certificate of registration; allocation, reservation, changing, displaying, and application of registration marks; and application for, and registration of, an identifiable paint scheme and markings.

In accordance with section 72B(2)(f) of the Civil Aviation Act 1990 the Authority must maintain the New Zealand Register of Aircraft. Part 47 establishes the requirements that enable the Authority to keep an up-to-date record of the person(s) who have possession of a New Zealand registered aircraft and issue a certificate of registration to that person. This allows the Authority to identify the person(s) responsible for the aircraft and its compliance with the appropriate rules, and provides details so the person(s) can be kept informed of airworthiness information regarding the aircraft. The New Zealand Register of Aircraft is not intended to provide a record of who owns or has a proprietary interest in a particular aircraft.

Related rules

This AC relates specifically to Civil Aviation Rule Part 47 Aircraft Registration and Marking. Unless otherwise stated each reference to a number in this AC relates to a specific rule within Part 47. References to the Act mean the Civil Aviation Act 1990.