Part 108 - Air Operator Security Programme

This compilation of the above Civil Aviation Rule was made by the Civil Aviation Authority as a reference document to provide details of the current rule requirements. It is not the official version of the Rule and should only be used as a reference document. It does not contain the statement specifying the Rule Objective, and the Extent of Consultation.

Rule brief

Part 108 establishes the security standards for air operators performing regular air transport passenger services with aircraft certificated for 9 or more passenger seats from and within New Zealand.

The rule requires such operators, as a part of the certification under Part 119 (aircraft on the New Zealand Register) and Part 129 (foreign registered aircraft), to prepare and adopt an air operator security programme covering the specific security requirements set out in the rule.

The security requirements for international air operations are consistent with ICAO standards and recommended practices. In recognition of the lower security threat factor for domestic aircraft operations, lessor standards are detailed in the rule.

Associated security requirements with affect on all air operators and of a more general nature are included in Part 19.