RPAS - Post-implementation Review of Parts 101 and 102

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is currently undertaking a post-implementation review of New Zealand’s rules for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) / Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS):

  • Part 101 - Gyrogliders and Parasails, Unmanned Aircraft (including Balloons), Kites; and Rockets - Operating Rules; and
  • Part 102 - Unmanned Aircraft Operator Certification.

Phase one of this review is a short survey developed in consultation with the Aviation Community Advisory Group.

This survey closed for submission on 23 Jun 2017. It was structured to gather feedback on:

  • current and emerging risks;
  • the effectiveness of the current rule framework; and
  • suggested changes to the rule framework.

Feedback will provide valuable insight into New Zealand’s RPAS sector, help the CAA determine whether these rules remain fit for purpose, and will inform further policy analysis and next steps.

This survey and review isn’t limited to RPAS/UAV users and operators - we want to hear from as many people as possible.

Once the survey results have been compiled and assessed, a summary will be added to this web page, along with other updates. If you’re interested in being kept informed of progress on this review, please email us.

You can also subscribe to the CAA’s Part 101, Part 102, and RPAS Email Notifications.