Fit and Proper Person Process
Note: Aircraft owners should fill in the 24047/02 Fit and Proper Person form for initial registration or change of possession of an aircraft.
If you are in aviation you will have heard about the fit and proper person assessment. In simple terms, anyone holding or applying for an aviation document, or anyone who has control over the exercise of the privileges of an aviation document, must satisfy the Director of Civil Aviation that they are a fit and proper person to do so. This is a requirement of the Civil Aviation Act 1990, Section 9.
Examples of aviation documents are licences, air operator certificates, or Regulated Air Cargo Agents. In organisations, the fit and proper person process applies to the nominated Senior Person(s), as well as the individual aviation document holders.
This form requires applicants to:
- Provide proof of identity.
- Provide proof of address-for-service.
- Provide a Criminal Record History from the Ministry of Justice.
- Obtain an Offence History Report from the New Zealand Transport Agency.
This applies even if you have no offences or criminal record – the reports will show that fact. It will take three to four weeks to obtain these reports – applicants need to consider this when applying for individual documents, or when nominating Senior Persons for organisations.
Applications will not be processed unless they use the required forms and provide all the required information.
More information about the FPP requirements, including form 24FPPDEC.
For more information about the fit and proper process see the article Fit and Proper in the May/June 2006 Vector magazine.
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