Civil Aviation Act overview

NOTE TO VIEWERS:  The Civil Aviation Act is currently under review.  The first 3 articles below represent the law as it currently stands.  View the most recent article for a discussion of possible legislative reform to the current Civil Aviation Act.

  • Dealing with the CAA:  Powers, rights and obligations - Part 1 (May 2013)
    This article outlines the statutory role, functions and powers of the Minister of Transport, the Board of the Civil Aviation Authority, and the Director of Civil Aviation.
     
  • Dealing with the CAA:  Powers, rights and obligations - Part 2  (June 2013)
    This article outlines the statutory powers of monitoring and investigation by CAA officers exercising powers under s15, s15A and s24 of the Civil Aviation Act 1990.  
     
  • Dealing with the CAA:  Powers, rights and obligations - Part 3  (July 2013)
    This article outlines the CAA's powers of investigation for law enforcement and safety investigation purposes, and how these interface with the jurisdiction of TAIC; and summarises the Director of Civil Aviation's 'exit powers' under the CA Act. 

  • Rights and obligations when dealing with CAA regulatory investigations  (March 2015)
    This article re-caps and elaborates on some earlier articles explaining the requirements and obligations on participants facing CAA regulatory investigations

  •  "2014 snapshots: legislative and parliamentary developments to watch"  (February 2014)  
    This article summarises some of the key legislative and parliamentary developments affecting the aviation sector in the next twelve months, including the current review of the Civil Aviation Act 1990 and Airports Authorities Act 1966; the Australian Federal Government review of the aviation regulatory environment; pending legislative change to New Zealand's workplace safety laws; and the progression of complaints against increases to civil aviation fees and charges through the New Zealand Parliament Regulations Review Committee.

  • "Civil aviation law reform: discussion document open for consultation"  (September 2014)
    This article summarises some of the key legislative changes foreshadowed in the Civil Aviation Act and Airport Authorities Act review, focusing in particular on key changes to the powers of the Director and Civil Aviation Authority over entry and exit to the system.  For further information on all issues under review, visit www.transport.govt.nz to view the full Consultation Document.

 

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