ACAG is a representative industry body that provides advice to us on issues affecting aviation safety and the aviation operating environment.

ACAG functions include:

  • Identification of regulatory issues that need to be addressed
  • Advice on issue priorities
  • Technical expertise and input during the issue assessment process
  • Advice on implementation of both regulatory and non-regulatory options and solutions to issues.

The ACAG membership reflects the range of interests in the aviation community and includes both permanent members provided by representative organisations and elected members from the aviation community.

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Terms of reference for the aviation community advisory group (ACAG) [PDF 2.7 MB]

ACAG membership

Rob George Flying New Zealand
Ian Andrews / Steve Horne Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
Mark​​​​ Blanchard Airways
Steve Kelly Air New Zealand
Lachlan Thurston / Kevin Ward New Zealand Airports Association
John Cook Aircraft Engineering Association of NZ (AEANZ)
Paul Drake (chair) Canterbury Aero Club
Chris Jackson NZ Aviation Federation
Frank Usmar NZ Air Line Pilots Association (NZALPA)
John Nicholson Aviation New Zealand
Bruce Robertson Independent
Qwilton Biel Independent

Minutes - joint ACAG / CAA meetings

Mar 2020 [PDF 220 KB] Jul 2020 [PDF 179 KB] Dec 2020 [PDF 267 KB]
Mar 2019 [PDF 63 KB] Jul 2019 [PDF 70 KB] Nov 2019 [PDF 214 KB]
Mar 2018 [PDF 38 KB] Jul 2018 [PDF 45 KB] Oct 2018 [PDF 44 KB]
Mar 2017 [PDF 43 KB] Jul 2017 [PDF 56 KB] Nov 2017 [PDF 51 KB]
Jul 2015 [PDF 46 KB] Nov 2015 [PDF 36 KB] Jul 2016 [PDF 29 KB]