Part 109 - Regulated Air Cargo Agent - Certification

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 109 prescribes rules for the certification and operation of regulated air cargo agents.

This Part prescribes the security controls that are to be applied to cargo and mail carried on international passenger aircraft in order to:

  • give the appropriate degree of protection to passengers and crew of international passenger aircraft, and
  • preserve New Zealand’s reputation as a safe point of origin for cargo with our international aviation partners, and
  • meet international treaty obligations under the Convention on International Civil Aviation Annex 17 (Security) that will assist in ensuring the security of civil aviation from and within New Zealand.

Part 109 aims to prevent, as far as possible, weapons, explosives or other articles or substances that could be used for committing an act of unlawful interference being loaded as cargo or mail onto international passenger aircraft.