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From: john homer
Dear Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand,
Please could you inform me how many Drones where sold in NZ last year and is the CAA looking at Licensing drones and how many people broke CAA Airspace and laws in the last 12 months?
Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
Dear Mr Homer
Official Information Act 1982 (the Act) Request
I refer to your request, made via FYI, of 12 March 2018 requesting
information concerning drones held by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
How many drones were sold in NZ last year?
The CAA does not record the number of drones sold in New Zealand last
year. As the CAA does not hold the information request your request is
refused in accordance with section 18(g) of the Act.
Is the CAA looking at licensing drones?
The CAA is not currently considering the licensing of drones.
How many people broke CAA airspace and laws in the last 12 months?
Between 13 March 2017 and 12 March 2018 there were 292 alleged breaches,
however not all of these have been proven as breaches of Civil Aviation
Rules Part 101. Occurrences involving drones can include proximity with
other aircraft, operating within 4km of an aerodrome without permission
and flying over persons or property without permission.
You have the right to make a complaint to the Ombudsman to seek an
investigation and review of our decision. The Ombudsman’s contact details
Address: The Ombudsman
Office of the Ombudsmen
PO Box 10152
Phone/Fax: 0800 802 602 / (04) 471 2254
Email: [email address]
If you have any queries about your request, please contact me at
[CAA request email] or on (04) 560 9472.
Tom Wheeler | Official Information & Privacy Advisor
Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand | Aviation Security Service
Te Mana Rererangi Tūmatanui o Aotearoa | Kaiwhakamaru Rererangi
Level 15 | Asteron Centre | 55 Featherston Street | Wellington | 6011
PO Box 3555 | Wellington | 6140
(DDI): (04) 560 9472 (Ext): 4472
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