Civil Aviation Act 1990

If you need more information about this Act, please contact the administering agency: Ministry of Transport

General offences

48 Applying for aviation document while disqualified


Every person commits an offence who applies for or obtains an aviation document while disqualified by an order of the court from obtaining such a document and any such document so obtained shall be of no effect.


Every person who commits an offence against subsection (1) is liable on conviction,—


in the case of an individual, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or a fine not exceeding $2,000; or


in the case of a body corporate, to a fine not exceeding $20,000,—

and the court may order the person to be disqualified from holding or obtaining an aviation document for such period not exceeding 12 months as the court thinks fit.

Section 48(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 48(2)(b): amended, on 10 August 1992, by section 41 of the Civil Aviation Amendment Act 1992 (1992 No 75).