Airworthiness and Maintenance Workshop

(Formerly called the Maintenance Controller Course)

Many owners and operators wish to increase their understanding of the requirements for the maintenance of their aircraft. The Airworthiness and Maintenance Workshop is designed for a wide range of aviation participants, from airline maintenance planners to private aircraft owners.

The two-day workshop is designed to be hands-on and practical, enabling you to get the most out of the workshop. Aside from the subject matter, the chance to network with others in our industry is invaluable.

Workshops for the second half of 2018 are subject to demand and will be advertised on the CAA web site and in Vector magazine. To receive an email notification when this page is updated, subscribe to "Airworthiness Issues" in the CAA Email Notification Service.

To secure a place on the workshop, an enrolment form needs to be completed and payment made in full - $375.00 incl GST. Because numbers are limited your place is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation email. Payment is not refundable for non-attendance.

Closing date for enrolment is two weeks before the workshop begins, or once the course is full it is closed for enrolment.

What's New for 2018?

The course has been redesigned to be even more effective and dynamic. It is now tailored to better cater to the different participant groups, rather than Part 135 operators alone. The exam portion has also been dropped, allowing for more time to focus on a variety of topics. There is a limit of 18 participants for each workshop to allow for interaction.

Modules covered over the two days include:

  • reasons for maintaining aircraft in an airworthy condition
  • relationship between operator, maintainer, and regulator
  • certification lifecycle
  • rules – Parts 91 and 43
  • maintenance documentation
  • flight manuals
  • defect reporting
  • review of airworthiness.

2018 Schedule

The course runs from 0830 to 1630 each day.

Wellington 18 - 19 Apr 2018 - Course Full
Civil Aviation Authority, Level 15 Asteron Centre, 55 Featherston St, Wellington

Christchurch 29 - 30 May 2018 - Course Full
Airport Gateway Motor Lodge, cnr Memorial and Roydvale Avenues, Christchurch

Hamilton 11 - 12 Jul 2018 - Course Full
Distinction Hamilton Hotel and Conference Centre, 100 Garnett Ave, Te Rapa, Hamilton

Wellington 15 - 16 Aug 2018
Civil Aviation Authority, Level 15 Asteron Centre, 55 Featherston St, Wellington

Tauranga 03 - 04 Oct 2018
Oceanside Resort and Twin Towers, 1 Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui

Morning and afternoon tea refreshments are supplied. Accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner is your responsibility. If you are staying at the venue, please make your own accommodation bookings but advise reservations that you are attending the CAA course to obtain the quoted rate.

Enrolment Form

Note: No more than two persons from any one organisation will be accepted on each course.

Payment Method

If you have any questions, please email


Internet Banking

Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand

Account No: 03 0531 0406878 00 (Westpac, Lower Hutt)

Particulars: your surname

Code: city name (ie, Wellington, Hamilton)

Reference: COURSE AMW

Credit Card

If you select this option on the enrolment form, you will be called by our accounts team to confirm your details.