How the Authority is funded
The Civil Aviation Authority (the Authority) routinely reviews the funding of its regulatory and security service delivery activity to ensure its cost recovery remains effective and efficient. The reviews are conducted based on guidance from the New Zealand Treasury and Office of the Auditor-General and in the normal course of events are undertaken every three years.
Aviation Security Service Funding Review 2018/19
The Authority has reviewed the cost recovery framework of the Aviation Security Service (Avsec). The purpose of this principles-based review was to revisit whether the existing cost recovery framework is still fit to fund Avsec to deliver its statutory functions. This review considered who should pay for these functions, how should those parties pay and how much should be paid.
Consultation on the Authority’s proposals for changes to Avsec’s cost recovery framework was undertaken 14 Aug to 12 Sep 2018.
The final rates have been agreed by Cabinet and work is now under way in drafting the legislation to enable these rate changes.
The Summary of Submissions document provides more information on the issues raised by submitters, as well as the final levy rates.
Aviation Security Service Funding Review 2018/19 Summary of submissions (PDF 765 KB)
Avsec Funding Review Consultation Document 2018/19 (PDF 3.5 MB)
Aviation Security Service Funding Review 2018/19 - FAQs for the consultation period - includes commonly asked questions from stakeholders.
Triennial Funding Review 2016-19
Changes to levies, fees and charges from 01 Jul 2017
Changes to Civil Aviation Authority safety levies, fees and charges will take effect from 1 July 2017.
The changes will provide better safety incentives and help ensure that aviation participants are paying a fairer share of the costs of safety oversight.
The key changes are:
Removal of the hourly charge for routine surveillance (audits and inspection). In those circumstances where operators are found to be non-compliant, follow-up activity will be charged at the existing standard hourly rate.
New activity-based operations safety levies for air transport and commercial transport operators.
Reduction of the medical certification application fee from $272.17 to $105 (GST exclusive). Applications that require an Accredited Medical Conclusion and take longer than two hours to process will be charged at the hourly standard rate for all hours in excess of the two.
Equalisation of the domestic and international passenger safety levy to a common value of $1.60 (GST exclusive)
Suspension of the participation levy for out of service aircraft
More information about the changes is contained in our Fees and Levies booklet (PDF 370 KB).
If you have any queries or concerns about the changes, please email email@example.com
An updated schedule of fees and levies will be available on this web site when the Regulations, which enable these changes to be made, are signed off by the Governor General.
More information about the new fees and levies, particularly around the implementation of the new safety levies, will be updated on this web site in the coming months. You can be notified of these updates by subscribing to our free email notification service. If you are already a subscriber, you will need to add the 'Funding Reviews' topic to your selection.
The changes have resulted from an extensive consultation process over the last two years. For more information, see our Fees and Levies booklet (PDF 370 KB).
CAA Levies, Fees and Charges (PDF 154 KB)
Fees and Levies Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Fees and Levies booklet (PDF 370 KB)
Accredited Medical Conclusion FAQ
Phase 2 - Triennial Funding Review 2016-19
Phase 1 - Triennial Funding Review 2015-18
Previous Funding Reviews