Rules & consultations

In July 2018, the rule and associated notice that sets the minimum performance specifications for ADS-B and a mandate for aircraft that fly above FL 245 came into force.

The current rules for ADS-B are:

Consultation Has Now Closed

Submissions have now closed on the ADS-B consultation for the proposed rule change that would make ADS-B mandatory for all aircraft in controlled airspace below Flight Level 245 from 31 December 2021. 

We will now consider the submissions and provide a summary of this information to the Ministry of Transport and Minister of Transport. A final policy decision on the proposed 2021 ADS-B Mandate is likely to be made by Cabinet by mid-2020.


If you have any questions about this, please email these to:

Want To Know More?  

If you would like to view the Discussion Document used during the consultation period, click on the image link below:

ADS B Discussion Document