Part 173 - Instrument Flight Procedure Service Organisation - Certification and Operation

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 173 prescribes –

  • rules governing the certification and operation of organisations that provide services for the design and maintenance of instrument flight procedures; and
  • the technical standards for the design of instrument flight procedures.

The Part does not apply to the design of aircraft performance operating limitations or flight paths for critical engine inoperative emergency procedures.

Part 173 aims to ensure that the design, maintenance, and promulgation of instrument flight procedures intended for use by aircraft operating under instrument flight rules (IFR) in the New Zealand Flight Information Region (NZFIR) meet or exceed the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards and recommended practices for instrument flight procedures.