RPAS - Post-implementation Review of Parts 101 and 102

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is currently undertaking a post-implementation review of New Zealand’s rules for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) / Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) introduced in August 2015:

  • Part 101 - Gyrogliders and Parasails, Unmanned Aircraft (including Balloons), Kites; and Rockets - Operating Rules; and
  • Part 102 - Unmanned Aircraft Operator Certification.

To inform this work, a stakeholder survey was developed in consultation with the Aviation Community Advisory Group and closed for submission on 23 Jun 2017.

Survey Responses

1,245 survey responses have now been compiled and assessed. Key themes to emerge related to:

  • a need for better education and safety promotion for RPAS rules and operations;
  • a desire for more collaboration between the CAA and the RPAS/UAV sector; and
  • a desire to re-asses aspects of the existing rules.

Summary of survey results (PDF 203 KB)

The survey’s dataset has also been made available (in the form of an anonymised spreadsheet). The intent of this is to show that all responses were reviewed and considered by the CAA; and to acknowledge the amount of useful information gathered from a number of considered responses.

Survey responses dataset (Excel 419 KB)

The survey has provided valuable insight into New Zealand’s RPAS/UAV sector and will be used to inform further policy analysis, assess the need for potential rule amendments, and next steps. Updates will be published on this website as the work progresses.

For More Information

Please email consultation@caa.govt.nz if you have any questions. You can also subscribe to the CAA’s Part 101, Part 102, and RPAS Email Notification Service service to be informed of website updates.