UAVNZ

UAVNZ is a division of Aviation New Zealand, which, with almost 300 members, is the largest commercial General Aviation association in the country.

UAVNZ exists to maximise the benefits from UAV technologies and develop a world-class UAV industry in New Zealand. We do this by:

  • Connecting: suppliers and customers, hosting forums and networking events
  • Promoting: UAV companies and services, the benefits of UAV technology, and safe and professional operating practices
  • Supporting: companies by providing templates and standards, engaging with CAA and the wider aviation industry

Why become a member of UAVNZ?

Understand what is happening in the UAV industry and the aviation industry generally, and influence its development. Grow collaborate, learn from and share experiences with your professional
colleagues.

UAVNZ’s main focus is on professional UAV operators who help grow the commercial industry in NZ. Recognising that many other organisations and individuals contribute to this shared goal, there are two grades of membership:

More benefits

  • Strength through unity – be part of an influential voice with critical mass.
  • Lead policy development for UAVs – influence and shape the way policy is developed.
  • Reduce compliance costs for UAV operators and users – improve regulatory processes.
  • Third party endorsement – get credibility through the UAVNZ /Aviation NZ brand.
  • Free advice on – CAA issues, medical issues, employment issues and the broader aviation industry

UAVNZ includes: operators, manufacturers, researchers, Airways, Callaghan Innovation, and customers. Basically anyone focused on UAV industry growth.

Membership Grades

Member: applicable to commercial UAV operators who have been certificated in accordance with Civil Aviation Rule Part 102.

Membership requirements:

a) financial member of the Aviation NZ, UAVNZ division.

b) signed UAVNZ code of conduct.

c) hold an Unmanned Aircraft Operator Certificate (UAOC) issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of NZ .

d) current third party liability insurance.

Associate Member: applicable to all industry participants and stakeholders interested in growing commercial and economic outcomes from UAV technology (e.g. commercial Civil Aviation Rule  Part 101 operators, training organisations, system suppliers, research and government organisations).

Membership requirements:

a) financial member of the Aviation NZ, UAVNZ division.

b) signed UAVNZ code of conduct.

c) for commercial non-Part 102 UAV operators: current third party liability insurance.

Application Process
1) complete the UAVNZ application form.

2) if you are applying for “Member” grade: email a copy of your UAOC to info@uav.org.nz

3) email a signed copy of the UAVNZ Code of Conduct to info@uav.org.nz

4) payment of membership fee for the first year will be processed.

5) an email will be sent to you to confirm membership.

Membership Review

The Aviation NZ Council reserves the right to decline or cancel membership in accordance with the Constitution and Rules of Aviation Industry Association of New Zealand (Aviation NZ) and if a
member breaches the UAVNZ code of conduct.

Membership Fees Review

Membership fees are reviewed annually at the Aviation NZ AGM in accordance with the Constitution
and Rules of Aviation Industry Association of New Zealand.

Membership Fees

Member $244.00* per annum + GST
Associate Member $122.00* per annum + GST