Airspace Review

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2015 - 2018 Airspace Review Plan Christchurch CTR Amendment 2017
East Coast - Gisborne and Hawke's Bay 2017 Taranaki 2017
Timaru MBZ Amendment 2017 West Coast - South Island 2017
Waikato CFZs' Amendments 2017 Completed Airspace Reviews

2016 Airspace Proposals - Final Airspace Changes (PDF 320 KB)

In accordance with Civil Aviation Rules, Part 71, the Civil Aviation Authority formally reviews airspace designation and classification on a regular basis. Under Civil Aviation Rule 71.11 Review of designated and classified airspace, the review must be undertaken at least every 5 years, to review each current airspace designation and classification to verify the continuing need for the airspace designation or classification.

When a review is undertaken an appropriate level of consultation with industry and affected stakeholders is undertaken.

2015 - 2018 Airspace Review Plan

The CAA is undertaking a full review of New Zealand airspace in accordance with Part 71, to be carried out from 2015 to 2018.

2015 - 2018 Airspace Review Plan (PDF)

2014 - 2016 Airspace Review Plan (PDF)

Christchurch CTR Amendment 2017

Proposed amendment to Christchurch CTR - User consultation (PDF 30 KB) - submissions close 06 Apr 2017

Airways New Zealand petition to the Civil Aviation Authority to amend Christchurch CTR (PDF 2.8 MB)

East Coast - Gisborne and Hawke's Bay 2017

Due to circumstances, Airways has delayed the implementation of PBN procedures for this airspace until November 2018.

Therefore, the 2017 East Coast airspace review – Gisborne and Hawke's Bay has been put on hold until 2018.

Most of the submissions received during the initial consultation period involved portions of controlled airspace. Without the final designs of the controlled airspace changes, it is not possible to action these requests. The submissions received will now be considered as part of the review when it is re-activated at the end of 2017.

A summary of the submissions received will be published in early 2017

2017 East Coast Airspace Review - Gisborne and Hawke's Bay - Initial consultation (PDF 80 KB) - submissions closed

Taranaki 2017

2017 Taranaki Airspace Review - Final airspace changes consultation (PDF 310 KB) - submissions close 19 Apr 2017

2017 Taranaki Airspace Review - Subsequent consultation (PDF 50 KB) - submissions closed

2017 Taranaki Airspace Review - Summary of submissions (PDF 211 KB)

2017 Taranaki Airspace Review - Initial consultation (PDF 258 KB) - submissions closed

Airways New Zealand submissions to the Civil Aviation Authority's 2017 Taranaki Airspace Review:

New Plymouth CTR and CTA proposal (PDF 2.7 MB)

Timaru MBZ Amendment 2017

The 2017 Proposed changes to Timaru MBZ was published on 14 March 2017. Due to other commitments, the planned user consultation meeting for March has been delayed. You are invited to attend the 2017 Timaru MBZ Amendment user consultation meeting to be held as follows, the cut-off date for submissions is Monday 10 April 2017.

   Timaru MBZ Amendment 2017
   Date: 6:30 pm, Wednesday 5 April 2017
   Venue: South Canterbury Aero Club Rooms, Timaru Aerodrome.

Proposed changes to Timaru MBZ - User consultation (PDF 645 KB) - submissions close Mon 10 April 2017

Waikato CFZs' Amendments 2017

Proposed changes to Waikato CFZs - User consultation (PDF 273 KB) - submissions close Mon 10 April 2017

West Coast - South Island 2017

2017 West Coast - South Island Airspace Review - Final airspace changes consultation (PDF 175 KB) - submissions close 19 Apr 2017

2017 West Coast - South Island Airspace Review - Summary of submissions and subsequent consultation (PDF 938 KB) - submissions closed

2017 West Coast - South Island Airspace Review - Initial consultation version 2 (PDF 1 MB) - submissions closed

Completed Airspace Reviews

2016 Airspace Reviews

2016 Other Airspace Consultation

2015 Airspace Review Consultation Documents

2014 Airspace Review Consultation Documents

Radio Frequency Use in Uncontrolled Airspace

2013 Airspace Proposals - Final Decisions (PDF)

2013 Airspace Review Consultation Documents