Airspace Review

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2015 - 2018 Airspace Review Plan East Coast - Gisborne and Hawke's Bay 2017
Taranaki 2017 West Coast - South Island 2017
Queenstown 2014 Canterbury 2014
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

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East Coast - Gisborne and Hawke's Bay 2017

2017 East Coast Airspace Review - Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay - Initial consultation (80 KB)

- submissions close 05 Sep 2016

Taranaki 2017

2017 Taranaki Airspace Review - Initial consultation (258 KB)

- submissions close 05 Sep 2016

West Coast - South Island 2017

2017 West Coast Airspace Review  - South Island - Initial consultation, version 2 (1 MB)

- submissions close 05 Sep 2016

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Queenstown 2014

The Director’s decision to change the airspace classification of Queenstown controlled airspace to Class C was advised on 30 Oct 2015. As advised in the notification, the CAA will be engaging with users about changes to current airspace management.

You are invited to a user meeting:

5:30 to 7 pm Monday 20 Jun 2016

St John Ambulance Building, 10 Douglas Street, Frankton

Queenstown Class C controlled airspace separations and procedures have now been developed (below) and will be discussed at the meeting.

Queenstown Class C Separations and Procedures - Airways document Version 5 (8.3 MB)

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 Class C Airpsace Application of Separation - Airways (3.9 MB)

Queenstown Airspace Review - Final Decision

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

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Canterbury 2014

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

Completed Airspace Reviews

2016 Airspace Reviews

2016 Other Airspace Consultation

2015 Airspace Review Consultation Documents

2014 Airspace Review Consultation Documents

Radio Frequency Use in Uncontrolled Airspace

2013 Airspace Proposals - Final Decisions

2013 Airspace Review Consultation Documents

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