NZALPA renews calls for drone registration in New Zealand

7 March, 2018

New Zealand Air Line Pilots' Association (NZALPA) stated (06-Mar-2018) a drone caused 20 aircraft to divert landing at Auckland International Airport on 06-Mar-2018. NZALPA renewed calls for all drone operators to be registered and licensed in New Zealand. "This incident was a clear breach of Civil Aviation rules but, as we are constantly highlighting, the operator was likely to have been unaware of what the actual rules are", said NZALPA president Tim Robinson. [more - original PR]