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.
The CAA is undertaking a full review of New Zealand airspace in accordance with Part 71, to be carried out from 2015 to 2018.
Airspace users are invited to attend the 2018 Wellington Airspace Review user consultation meeting to be held as follows:
Date: 01 Mar 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: CAA Offices, Level 15, Asteron Centre, 55 Featherston Street, Wellington
Due to the delay in holding the meeting, the cut-off date for submissions has been extended to 08 Mar 2018, to allow users to attend the meeting before making a submission.
Because the meeting will be held outside normal business hours, access into Asteron Centre will be restricted. A CAA staff member will be at the Featherston Street entrance between 6:00 pm and 6:45 pm to admit meeting attendees into the building.
Proposed amendment to Wellington CTR - User consultation (PDF 33 KB) - submissions close 08 Mar 2018
Airspace users are invited to attend the 2018 Nelson and Marlborough Airspace Review user consultation meeting to be held as follows:
Date: 22 Feb 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: Airport House (HNZ Building), Trent Drive, Nelson Airport
2018 Nelson and Marlborough Airspace Review - Subsequent consultation (PDF 24 KB) - submissions close 01 Mar 2018
2018 Nelson and Marlborough Airspace Review - Initial consultation (PDF 311 KB) - submissions closed
Airways New Zealand submissions to the Civil Aviation Authority's 2018 Nelson and Marlborough Airspace Review:
2018 Nelson and Marlborough CTR and CTA proposal (PDF 5.5 MB)
Proposed amendment to Christchurch CTR - Revised Design - User consultation (PDF 681 KB) - submissions close 22 Feb 2018
Proposed amendment to Christchurch CTR - User consultation (PDF 30 KB) - submissions closed
Due to circumstances, Airways has delayed the implementation of PBN procedures for this airspace until November 2018.
Therefore, the 2017 East Coast airspace review – Gisborne and Hawke's Bay has been put on hold until 2018.
Most of the submissions received during the initial consultation period involved portions of controlled airspace. Without the final designs of the controlled airspace changes, it is not possible to action these requests. The submissions received will now be considered as part of the review when it is re-activated at the end of 2017.
A summary of the submissions received will be published in early 2017
2017 East Coast Airspace Review - Gisborne and Hawke's Bay - Initial consultation (PDF 80 KB) - submissions closed
Proposed final changes to Timaru MBZ - User consultation (PDF 1.55 MB) - submissions close 21 Dec 2017
Proposed changes to Timaru MBZ - User consultation (PDF 645 KB) - submissions closed
2017 Airspace Proposals - Final Airspace Changes - (PDF 1.25 MB)
2016 Airspace Proposals - Final Airspace Changes (PDF 320 KB)