Level 15, Asteron Centre 55 Featherston Street
Wellington , 6011
Tel +64 4 560 9400
Fax +64 4 569 2024www.caa.govt.nz
The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand was established in 1992 as a crown entity under the Civil Aviation Act 1990.
We are responsible to the Minister of Transport, and governed by the ‘Authority’, a five-member board appointed by the Minister to represent the public interest in civil aviation. The Authority is sometimes referred to as the Board.
There are two parts to the CAA:
The Aviation Security Service, known as Avsec, led by the General Manager of Aviation Security. Avsec is also based in Wellington but you will see most of its staff working in airports throughout New Zealand. They screen passengers and their carry-on baggage, screen checked baggage, and they control access to airports. Avsec also screens airport workers and manages the identity card scheme for people wanting access to restricted areas.