The sector risk profile (SRP) approach provides an ideal methodology to work collaboratively to explore the safety risks of this sector and to implement new or enhanced ways to manage these risks.

This SRP includes those operators authorised under Part 121 (large aircraft), Part 125 (medium aircraft), Part 129 (foreign air operator certificate (AOC)) and AOC holders with ANZA privileges.

The SRP approach supports the introduction of the safety management system (SMS) rule for this sector, as organisations can use the information gathered in the SRP process as part of their SMS to enhance safety. The SRP will also help us target resources to those areas of greatest safety risk, making aviation in New Zealand safer for everyone.

Sector risk profile of medium and large aircraft air transport [PDF 3.4 MB]

Medium and large air transport - all risks, controls, and actions companion document [PDF 171 KB]

This report follows a process of workshops, analysis and consultation to identify the risks in the sector and action to mitigate those risks. This report will be supplemented by an implementation plan setting out the activity that will or, in some cases is, already happening. The sector will be surveyed periodically to measure the action progress and identify emerging risks.

The report focusses on 31 actions related to the 11 key risk themes that emerged from the workshops, but as a group the sector identified more than 180 different potential actions.

Risk themes

In addition to the list of 11 key risk themes, participants also identified three overarching causes. There are a number of initiatives already under way by all parts of the sector to address these causes. This has been a useful process to highlight them and to acknowledge their importance within the New Zealand operating environment.

Regulator agility

Regulatory agility - new capabilities [PDF 389 KB]

Human performance

Human factors - reference material [PDF 92 KB]

Safety culture

Safety culture - reference material [PDF 102 KB]

Action implementation plans

Essential to the success of the SRP is the implementation of the possible actions identified during the workshop process.

The following implementation guide shows the planned action, benefits, resources required, the outcome and the plan coordinator. The plan coordinator is the individual or group within the sector who will oversee the action taken. This may be one of our operational group managers and/or one of the sector groups (airlines, aerodromes etc.). Some of the actions may already be under way.

Please note that this document is a working document and may be changed as a result of further input from stakeholders, or planned engagement workshops.

Medium and large aircraft action plan [PDF 353 KB]

Information and key contacts

If you have any questions, please email Rod Buchanan (Team Leader 121/129 Flight Operations), or the project team.