In accordance with section 34(1)(a) of the Civil Aviation Act 1990, the Minister of Transport hereby gives notice of his intention to make the following ordinary Civil Aviation Rules.
Part 91 – General Operating and Flight Rules
Part 121 – Air Operations – Large Aeroplanes
Part 129 – Foreign Air Transport Operator – Certification
The purpose of this proposal is to amend Part 91 to establish a performance-based regulatory framework for aircraft emergency location equipment for installation in New Zealand registered aircraft operating within the New Zealand Flight Information Region. It proposes the removal of the prescriptive requirement for one type of ELT technology and gives the Director of Civil Aviation the discretion to approve equipment that meets specified performance criteria.
In addition, this proposal also adopts part of ICAO Amendment 40 to Annex 6 Part 1 – Operation of Aircraft relating to carriage of ELTs. Part 121 and Part 129 are proposed to be amended to reflect this.
Consequential Amendments are proposed to:
Part 1 – Definitions and Abbreviations
Part 43 – General Maintenance Rules
Part 115 – Adventure Aviation – Certification and Operation
The proposal also includes a draft Notice of Approval for Aircraft Emergency Location Equipment:
NPRM 18-01. CAA docket reference: 16/CAR/8.
The NPRM is also available for viewing at the Civil Aviation Authority, Level 15, Asteron Centre, 55 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, on prior request to the Docket Clerk.
Submissions on the proposed rule should be submitted to the Docket Clerk by 2 October 2017 by post, or email using the Docket Clerk contact details as above.
Dated at Wellington this 7th day of September 2017.
GRAEME HARRIS, Director of Civil Aviation.