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The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulates civil aviation in New Zealand.

The Minister of Transport establishes the rules that all:

  • – pilots
  • – engineers
  • – aircraft operators
  • – airlines
  • – air traffic controllers
  • – aerodrome operators
  • – regulated air cargo agents

follow to keep aviation safe and secure.

We check that these rules are being complied with and have the power to take action if they are not.

We monitor safety and security performance throughout the aviation community so that we can direct our safety efforts where they are needed most.

We also produce safety publications and run safety seminars for the aviation community.

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