Airspace Review

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2015 - 2018 Airspace Review Plan Tauranga Control Zone and Control Areas
Gisborne Control Zone Activation for NZM507 East Coast, Wairarapa
Auckland Controlled Airspace Queenstown 2014
Canterbury 2014 Other Current Consultation
Completed Airspace Reviews  

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

2014 - 2016 Airspace Review Plan

Tauranga Control Zone and Control Areas

Application for amendment to Tauranga control zone and control areas - Consultation

Consultation meeting with users 1830 hrs, 1 Apr 2015, at Tauranga Aero Club

Submissions close 10 Apr 2015

Gisborne Control Zone

Proposed general aviation area - Gisborne control zone - Consultation (765 KB)

Submissions close 10 Apr 2015

Activation for NZM507 East Coast, Wairarapa

Amendment to method of activation for NZM507 East Coast, Wairarapa - Consultation (3.2 MB)

Submissions close 10 Apr 2015

Auckland Controlled Airspace

Proposed amendments to Auckland controlled airspace - Airspace users consultation (800 KB)

Submissions closed 18 Mar 2015

Queenstown 2014

At the user consultation meeting held 26 May 2014, it was agreed to hold a workshop with users, Airways, and the CAA regarding VFR procedures and required Class C separation standards prior to the Director making a final decision. The dates for the workshops are 31 July and 1 August 2014 - see the Workshops notice below.

The CAA will provide guidance and advice in relation to any air traffic management areas that need a CAA interpretation.

Queenstown Airspace Classification Review - Workshops

Minutes of the consultation meeting held between CAA and Queenstown users 26 May 2014

Queenstown Airspace Classification Review - Summary of Submissions

Queenstown Airspace Classification Review - Consultation Document - Feb 2014
- submissions closed 02 May 2014

Canterbury 2014

Proposed Restricted Areas - Canterbury (1.4 MB) - submissions close 07 Aug 2014

Other Current Consultation

Radio Frequency Use in Uncontrolled Airspace

Completed Airspace Reviews

2014 Airspace Review Consultation Documents

2013 Airspace Proposals - Final Decisions

2013 Airspace Review Consultation Documents

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