Risk to Safety Assessed
The Risk Rating of an operator determines the degree of surveillance and monitoring attention it will receive from the CAA. The ratings are either low, medium, moderate or high.
Factors such as changes in key staff members, the type or number of aircraft, or the type of operation being conducted by an organisation can affect its Risk Rating. When a factor changes, the CAA’s systems will trigger an alert that the change must be reviewed. CAA managers will then determine whether the operator’s overall Risk Rating has been affected.
CAA analysis of wider safety trends can also affect Risk Ratings.
Operators with good safety practices and a good safety record may be subject to fewer audits and reduced monitoring by the CAA.
- Civil Aviation in New Zealand
- A Controlled Civil Aviation System
- The CAA is a Crown Entity
- Shared Responsibility for Safety
- Internationally Recognised
- Rules Prescribe Minimum Safety Standards
- Entry via Aviation Documents
- 100% Compliance With the Rules
- Risk to Safety Assessed
- Aircraft and Personnel are Checked Regularly
- Learning from Accidents and Incidents
- Exit from the System
- Analysing Safety Trends
- Support, Safety Education and Advice
- Robust, Responsive Civil Aviation System