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Kapiti Coast Airport has implemented COVID19 Alert Level 1 protocols until further notice.
Please follow the instructions of our staff, use the QR codes & hand santiser in the terminal, and see posted signage. Our staff on site can help with any questions.
For any queries about flying with Air Chathams or Sounds Air please contact them directly. Please practice social distancing. The airport cafe remains closed. For further information about Alert Level 1 requirements please visit www.covid19.govt.nz

Pilote Informaiton

AIP


www.aip.net.nz

Airport charts and procedural information are provided on the Aeronautical Information Publication New Zealand (AIPNZ) website. All pilots are expected to read and comply with the applicable rules and procedures associated to their aircraft operation at Kapiti Coast Airport (Paraparaumu Aerodrome / NZPP).

Information for transitting pilots


Extensive aircraft training occurs inland of the coast north of Waikanae and generally as far as Otaki, as around the northern and southern ends of Kapiti Island. Activity takes place in these areas from the surface to 3000' or low level 500' - 700'

Glider activity may occur along the hills south and east of the SH1/rail line.

Please be aware of these areas as you transit past or to the north of the airfield.

Operational Conditions of Use


Limitations and Operational Conditions for use of Kapiti Coast Airport (Paraparaumu Aerodrome) are promulgated to provide safe and efficient operations at Kapiti Coast Airport. The limitations and operational conditions contained in this document set out the standards and operational procedures under which Users shall use the facilities and services at the Airport.

Any User that elects to use the Airport and its facilities agrees to comply with these Operational Conditions of Use.

Click here for a PDF copy of the Operational Conditions of Use.

NOTE: The limitations and operational conditions will be deemed to be varied to the extent necessary to give effect to any restrictions, instructions, directions or orders published from time to time in the AIPNZ. These are available to view in the AIPNZ Volume 4 – NZPP, and on the AIPNZ website – www.aip.net.nz > Aerodrome Charts: Paraparaumu.

Western Apron


Kapiti Coast Airport Holdings Limited (KCAHL) sets and monitors the Rules for Use of the Western Apron (Rules) to ensure the safe and efficient use of the Western Apron and Associated Facilities (Western Apron).

The Rules apply to all pilots, aircraft operators, their employees, and all other persons associated with the respective aircraft operation (Users) wishing to utilise the Western Apron.

The Rules are under constant review to ensure the safe and efficient use of the Western Apron, and as such may be changed at any time at KCAHL’s sole discretion.

Operators are required to make prior arrangements for the use of the Stands directly with Airport Management.

Kapiti Coast Airport Holdings Ltd (KCAHL) reserves the right to request an aircraft to be moved at any time.

Any concerns or query’s about the use of the Western Apron are to be directed to the Airport Manager.

RULES FOR USE OF THE WESTERN APRON


GENERAL OPERATIONS


For general operations, the following procedures are to be followed:

  1. STAND 1:
    • Air Chathams is granted priority use of Stand 1. Any use by other Users is at KCAHL’s discretion.
    • KCAHL may provide approval for a User to utilise Stand 1 provided:
      1. The aircraft is removed from Stand 1 no less than 30 minutes prior to a Code 3 aircraft’s scheduled landing time, or at the request of KCAHL;
      2. They have a crew member in the immediate vicinity to remove an aircraft in the event of an unscheduled Code 3 aircraft arrival.

  2. STAND 2:
    • KCAHL may provide approval for a User to utilise Stand 2, if not required by a Code 3 aircraft, provided:
      1. The User has an appropriate person on call and can remove the aircraft in a time not exceeding 10 minutes of notification in the event of an unscheduled Code 3 aircraft arrival, or at the request of KCAHL; and
      2. No more than two aircraft are positioned on Stand 2 at any given time and are well clear of the Stand 1 equipment line; and
      3. The parking of each aircraft does not conflict with other scheduled passenger aircraft also requiring use of Stand 2.

  3. AREA ON WESTERN APRON IN FRONT OF THE MAIN HANGAR:
    • KCAHL may provide approval for a User to utilise a position on the Western Apron in front of the Main Hangar provided they abide by the following rules:
      1. Only one scheduled aircraft, or non-scheduled twin-engine aircraft is permitted to park at any one time provided they remain well clear of Stands 1 and 2 (outside equipment lines), clear of all routes to taxiways, and does not obstruct vehicle access through the security gate, or any aircraft operations including access for other aircraft to the fuel pumps and Main Hangar; and
      2. Only one scheduled aircraft at any given time is permitted to park overnight between the hours of 1700 and 0800 local time.

  4. ALL AREAS ON WESTERN APRON EXCEPT STANDS 1 AND 2:
    • Light aircraft are permitted to park on the Western Apron provided:
      1. It is only for a time not exceeding 1 hour and the aircraft remains well clear of Stands 1 and 2 (outside equipment lines), clear of all routes to taxiways, and does not obstruct any aircraft operations including access for other aircraft to the fuel pumps and Main Hangar, and does not obstruct vehicle access through the security gate; and
      2. The aircraft is parked so not to be affected by prop-wash by any aircraft using Stands 1 or 2; and
      3. The aircraft is not parked overnight.
    • KCAHL may provide approval for a User to utilise a position on the grass areas south of Stands 1 and 2, adjacent to the long term car park provided:
      1. No aircraft is parked within 25 metres of the fuel pumps (unless for refuelling purposes); and
      2. Aircraft are kept at a safe distance from other aircraft.

  5. All Users must abide by the Kapiti Coast Airport Operational Conditions of Use. Refer to above for further information.
  6. Users must make prior arrangements for use of the stands directly with KCAHL.
  7. KCAHL reserves the right to request an aircraft to be moved at any time.
  8. Users must escort their passengers between their aircraft and the Airport Terminal ensuring they walk along the painted designated passenger walkways, or as directed by KCAHL, or by airline ground staff, and take due caution around any equipment which may include power cables and fuel hoses.
  9. All Users must ensure no passenger is left unattended on the apron and allowed to approach any aircraft unless applicable to the User and duly supervised.
  10. All Users must follow all directions given by KCAHL.
  11. No other person without appropriate security identification is allowed airside of the airport security fence.
  12. All pedestrian and vehicle security gates must be closed and locked when not in active use and under supervision.
  13. Overnight parking on the Western Apron may incur a fee. Refer to the Airport Charges and Terms of Trade for fee structure. The User is responsible to report details of aircraft parked overnight on the Western Apron to the Airport Manager by no later than the end of the week following.
  14. KCAHL reserves the right to introduce a ‘per hour parking charge’ for daylight operations.
  15. In addition to Stands 1 and 2, Regular Transport Operators (airlines) have priority on the Western Apron. No other User has priority over another.
  16. No responsibility is taken by KCAHL for security or any other occurrences in relation to aircraft parked overnight.
  17. Parking for light aircraft is available on the grass parking area between the Western Apron and the Northern Apron. Refer to the Ground Movements page in the AIP - NZPP AD2 - 53.1.

ACCOMODATING DIVERTING AIRCRAFT


In the event of unscheduled turbo-prop aircraft diverting to Kapiti Coast Airport, the following procedures are to be followed:

  1. All medium-sized passenger aircraft (as defined by Civil Aviation Rules) are permitted to use Stands 1 and 2 to disembark passengers and must then move off the Stand if requested by KCAHL:
    • Air Chatham’s aircraft may park on paved Taxiways Charlie, Delta and Foxtrot (clear of the grass and paved Runway 16/34 hold points) where available and at the discretion of the pilot (note: Taxiway Delta is 11.7m wide).
    • Parking for any aircraft on the Western Apron is not permitted unless otherwise arranged with KCAHL.
    • No more than three Code 3 aircraft to be parked on the Western Apron unless otherwise arranged with KCAHL.

  2. A maximum of eight aircraft with over 30 passenger seats (in addition to regular scheduled passenger aircraft) will be accepted into the Airport in the event of a diversion from other airports.
    • KCAHL may provide approval for a User to utilise Stand 2, if not required by a Code 3 aircraft, provided:
      1. The User has an appropriate person on call and can remove the aircraft in a time not exceeding 10 minutes of notification in the event of an unscheduled Code 3 aircraft arrival, or at the request of KCAHL; and
      2. No more than two aircraft are positioned on Stand 2 at any given time and are well clear of the Stand 1 equipment line; and
      3. The parking of each aircraft does not conflict with other scheduled passenger aircraft also requiring use of Stand 2.

Click here for a PDF copy of the Rules for Use of the Western Apron.