Airspace Review

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2014 - 2016 Airspace Review Plan Queenstown 2014
Canterbury 2014 Auckland 2014
Hamilton 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.

2014 - 2016 Airspace Review Plan

The CAA is undertaking a full review of New Zealand airspace in accordance with Part 71, to be carried out from 2014 to 2016.

2014 - 2016 Airspace Review Plan Related Vector article

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

Auckland 2014

Auckland Airspace Review – additional request for NZM200 Papakura amendment - closed
29 Apr 2014

Auckland Airspace Review 2014 proposed changes (2.1 MB) - closed 10 Apr 2014

2014 Auckland Airspace Review - Additional request for change - closed 10 Apr 2014

2014 Auckland Airspace Review - Initial Consultation - closed 29 Nov 2013

Auckland Airspace Review 2013/2014 Proposals Workshop

Auckland Airspace Review Submissions Nov 2013 (18 MB)

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Hamilton 2014

Hamilton Airspace Review 2014 proposed changes (1.7 MB) - closed 22 Apr 2014

2014 Hamilton Control Zone and Airspace Review - Initial Consultation - closed 20 Dec 2013

Hamilton Airspace Review 2013/2014 Proposals Workshop

Hamilton Airspace Review Submissions Dec 2013 (2.4 MB)

Other Current Consultation

Airspace Review - Proposal for designation of danger area - Denniston, West Coast - submissions closed 22 Apr 2014.


Airspace Review - Proposal for designation of danger areas - South Taranaki and Taranaki Bight - submissions closed 22 Apr 2014.


Review of the designation of Class C controlled airspace in the Mount Cook area - Consultation - closed 17 Jan 2014


Radio Frequency Use in Uncontrolled Airspace

Completed Airspace Reviews

2013 Airspace Proposals - Final Decisions

2013 Airspace Review Consultation Documents

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