Drone/UAV aircraft complaints
The request was refused by Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand.
From: Mark Hanna
Please release the following information regarding all investigations, both open and closed, against retailers, importers, and distributors of drones or UAV aircraft for potential breaches of the CAA rules, broken down by investigation:
1. The subject of the complaint
2. The date the complaint was received
3. The status of the complaint
4. The outcome of the complaint, if applicable
5. The date the complaint was resolved, if applicable
Please also explain any relevant caveats that should be kept in mind when analysing this information, including the licence under which it is released.
Please provide this information in an accessible, searchable format. A spreadsheet format, such as CSV or XLSX, is preferable for tabular data.
If any part of my request is unclear, please don't hesitate to contact me.
If any of the information that I have requested is unavailable or would be difficult to retrieve, but similar information might be readily available, I would be happy to discuss altering or refining my request.
Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
Dear Mr Hanna
Official Information Act 1982 (the Act) Request
I refer to your request made via FYI on 22 March 2018 requesting
information concerning investigations by the Civil Aviation Authority
(CAA) into retailers or importers of UAVs for potential breaches of the
Civil Aviation Rules (CAR).
The CAA has not conducted any investigations into retailers or importers
of UAV for potential breaches of the CAR and is not aware of any potential
breaches of the CAR by retailers or importers.
As the CAA does not hold any information requested you request is refused
in accordance with section 18(e) of the Act.
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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