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Drone rules up for review - have your say

25 May 2017 4:51 PM | Peter Parnham (Administrator)

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is undertaking a review of the drone rules introduced a couple of years ago. They are asking for input and feedback via an online survey. 

The official name of the review is the 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.

You can complete the survey here.

The survey is open until 5 pm 23 Jun 2017. It has been structured to gather feedback on:

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

Your 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. You can help the CAA by sharing the survey with anyone who has an interest.

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.

The information on this post is sourced from CAA website: Post-implementation review of New Zealand’s rules for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) / Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS).

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