The Ministry of Transport is currently consulting on a draft Civil Aviation Bill. The Bill seeks to make a number of amendments to New Zealand’s primary civil aviation legislation in the areas of safety, security and economic regulation.
This page features aviation specific articles.
The Ministry has published guidelines for testing and developing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, in New Zealand.
The Ministry is accepting submissions on an authorisation application received from Air New Zealand and United Airlines.
Minister of Transport Simon Bridges has authorised a strategic alliance between Air New Zealand and Air China.
Cabinet has approved 10 new and amended air services agreements and arrangements with a variety of countries.
On 7 August 2014, the Minister of Transport announced his decision to authorise a strategic alliance between Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines.
The Ministry of Transport has begun public consultation on a review of the Civil Aviation Act 1990.
Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a staged 20 percent decrease in airline passenger security charges for domestic passengers over the next 2 years
On 24 January 2014, Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines submitted an application to the Minister of Transport for authorisation of an Alliance Agreement
The Ministry's Chief Executive has expressed deep sympathy for the families of those who lost their lives in the 2012 Carterton hot-air balloon collision
The Minister of Transport has reauthorised the trans-Tasman Alliance between Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia for a period of five years.
Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has authorised a Master Coordination Agreement between Qantas and Emirates, opening the way to shared services between the airlines on trans-Tasman routes.
New open skies air services agreement between New Zealand and Brazil
The aviation sector is invited to comment on proposed
changes to New Zealand’s international air transport
policy. These changes are aimed at providing better access
to New Zealand’s key trade and transport markets to help
grow the economy. Consultation on the proposals closes
on 18 June 2012.
Transport Minister Steven Joyce has released a summary
report of the Domestic Aviation Security Review.