Review of Civil Aviation Act 1990

POSTED BY Karl Stolberger
Barbara Versfelt
18 September 2013

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The Ministry of Transport has commenced the review of the Civil Aviation Act 1990 (CAA). The CAA establishes rules of operation and divisions of responsibility within the New Zealand civil aviation system in order to promote aviation safety. Its purpose also includes ensuring that New Zealand's obligations under international aviation agreements are implemented. Whilst the CAA is fundamentally sound, the review provides an opportunity to ensure that it is not unnecessarily constraining aviation business given that the aviation industry is a dynamic and rapidly changing industry. The review will also consider whether the anti-competition regime for international air services should remain to be governed by the CAA or whether it should be moved to the Commerce Act 1986 (similar to international shipping which the Commerce (Cartels and other Matters) Amendment Bill currently proposes to move from the Shipping Act to the Commerce Act). Recommendations following the review are expected in November 2013 and the formal consultation process is due to start in early 2014. The Ministry invites feedback on issues that could be part of the Act Review, and any specific matters within the CAA that warrant review can be emailed to aviationactreview@transport.govt.nz.

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POSTED BY Karl Stolberger
Barbara Versfelt
18 September 2013

posted in TransportAviation

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