Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
Te Mana Rererangi Tūmatanui o Aotearoa
|Jurisdiction||New Zealand government|
|Employees||171.1 FTE (2007)|
|Annual budget||$26.9 million (2007)|
|Minister responsible||Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Transport|
|Agency executives||Nigel Gould, Chairman, 2011-
Graeme Harris, Director of Civil Aviation
|Parent agency||Ministry of Transport|
|Child agency||New Zealand Aviation Security Service|
The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAA) (Māori: Te Mana Rererangi Tūmatanui o Aotearoa) is the government agency tasked with establishing civil aviation safety and security standards in New Zealand. The CAA also monitors adherence to those standards and is responsible for enforcement proceedings. The authority carries out aviation accident and incident investigations in conjunction with the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC). CAA is also responsible for managing civilian pilot, aerodrome and aircraft licensing in New Zealand. The CAA has its headquarters in the Asteron Centre in Featherston Street, Wellington.
After the release of a damning coroner's report into Air Adventure's Piper Navajo crash near Christchurch International Airport on June 6, 2003, killing the pilot Michael Bannerman and seven Crop and Food Research staff, the Civil Aviation Authority underwent an urgent review by the office of the former Minister of Transport, Annette King, and resulted in the resignation of director John Jones.
In November 2008 one employee of the CAA was killed on an Airbus 320 training flight run by XL Airways in France (Flight 888T). The aircraft was in the process of being transferred back to Air New Zealand at the time of the accident.
- "Brief for Minister of Transport" (PDF). Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand. March 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-31.
- "Annual Report 2007" (PDF). Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand. Retrieved 2008-07-31.
- "Contact Us." Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand. Retrieved on 30 December 2013. "Location Level 15, Asteron Centre 55 Featherston Street Wellington 6011"
- "Direction goes from sea to air". New Zealand Herald. November 28, 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-31.