MOT seeking feedback on Civil Aviation Act Review



A review of the Civil Aviation Act 1990 is underway, with industry participants briefed during the recent Aviation Industry Conference in Dunedin.

Click on the following link   to view a press release from the Minister of Transport about the Act Review.

Click on the following link to view the Ministry of Transport's website on the Civil Aviation Act review.


The review will consider the Act in its entirety and is led by the Ministry of Transport, with representatives from the Civil Aviation Authority.

Bruce Johnson, Ministry of Transport General Manager Aviation and Maritime, says the Act is fundamentally sound, however it is over 20 years old, and a lot has changed in that timeframe.

“While the fundamental principles of the Act – to promote civil aviation safety and security, and implement New Zealand’s international obligations - will continue, we want to make sure the Act is fit for purpose, supporting civil aviation into the future.”

Policy review work began in May and will run to the end of August.  Recommendations will be completed by November, and a formal consultation process with stakeholders will be undertaken in late January/February 2014. Any changes will be introduced to Parliament later next year.

“Although a formal consultation process will take place early next year, we welcome industry feedback on issues that should be considered as part of the Review, and options to address them,” Mr Johnson says.


If there are specific matters within the Act that you believe warrant review – whether or not they might require a law change to implement – please email


Posted: Tue 02 Jul 2013


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