The Meteorological Authority Office (MA) is committed to working cooperatively with the aviation community to maintain and enhance aviation safety. This is especially important when we develop national policy and standards.

Current Consultation

A list of current documents for consultation can be found in the table below:

DocumentVersionFinal Date for SubmissionSummary of Feedback
MA8a Instrument Siting Requirements3.021 September 2019 
Table of changes MA8a3.021 September 2019 

Feedback Form ( 79KB) (please send responses to

Upcoming Consultation

The following documents are still being drafted but should be available by the proposed release date:

DocumentProposed release date
MA2 - Authorisation ProcessTBA
MA4 - Aviation Meteorological Reporting Services AuthorisationTBA
MA5 - Guidance for Gaining AuthorisationTBA
MA8f - Runway Visual Range (RVR) PolicyTBA

How do you provide feedback?

The timeframe for consultation will between 2 and 4 weeks. The final date for feedback submission will be provided with the document and late submissions will not be accepted without prior approval.

Feedback must be provided via written response using the Feedback Form provided. The MA will conduct inclusive consultation; providing, upon request, information in alternative, accessible formats.

What happens next?

A summary of feedback will be published when all submissions have been considered. The summary will contain a synopsis of the feedback received to protect privacy and confidentiality. Additionally the synopsis will outline a timeline for future policy, and further consultation if required.

How do I stay informed?

The MA sends email notifications alerting stakeholder to document consultation and developments. If you would like to add your email address to our list of contacts please email us at