The General Aviation Group comprises three Units: the Helicopter and Agricultural Unit, the Special Flight Operations and Recreational Aviation Unit, and the CAA's Health and Safety Unit.
The Group oversees operators of rotary wing and agricultural aircraft, adventure aviation, sport and recreation aviation, and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), along with associated maintenance. The principal focus of the Group is on certification and surveillance of certificated operators in these sectors, as well as the oversight of non-certificated aviation participants and private operations.
|Deputy Director General Aviation||Steve Moore|
The Helicopter and Agricultural Unit has responsibility for regulatory oversight of all New Zealand helicopter operators, and the fixed wing aircraft operators that conduct only agricultural operations. The team’s primary focus is on certification and surveillance of commercial operators in these two diverse aviation sectors. Secondary attention is also given to aviation participants that conduct uncertificated hire or reward operations, and private helicopter operations.
DDI: +64 4 560 9409
|Senior Administration Officer||Elizabeth Parlakchief
DDI: +64 4 560 9510
|Team Leader Flight Operations, Helicopter||Grant Twaddle
DDI: +64 4 560 9513
|Senior Technical Specialist, Agricultural||Gary Langman
DDI: +64 4 560 9631
|Team Leader Airworthiness, Helicopter and Agricultural||Adrian Duncan
DDI: +64 4 560 9608
The Special Flight Operations and Recreational Aviation Unit has regulatory oversight of New Zealand sport and recreation aviation, including adventure aviation, and unmanned aerial systems, along with the associated maintenance. The Unit’s main focus is on certification and surveillance of commercial operators in these aviation sectors. The Unit also manages aviation participants that conduct uncertificated hire or reward operations, and private operations.
DDI: +64 4 560 9529
|Senior Administration Officer||Claire Boorman
DDI: +64 4 560 9427
|Team Leader Flight Operations Adventure Aviation||Jeanette Lusty
DDI: +64 4 560 9512
|Team Leader Airworthiness General Aviation||Clayton Hughes
DDI: +64 4 830 1125
|Senior Technical Specialist Unmanned Aircraft & Recreational Aviation||Mark Houston
DDI: +64 4 560 9432
The Health and Safety Unit focuses on the health and safety of those who work on board aircraft. The Unit provides information and guidance, conducts inspections of workplaces, audits health and safety management systems, investigates workplace accidents and concerns, and checks on compliance with responsibilities under the legislation.
DDI: +64 4 830 1128
|Health & Safety Advisor, GA||Lesley Coubrough
DDI: +64 4 830 2601
|SMS Implementation Lead||Chris Lamain|