General Aviation

General aviation commonly refers to that part of the aviation industry that engages in activity other than scheduled commercial airline activity. This may include charter operators, aeromedical operators, agricultural aviation businesses, aviation-based fire-fighting services, training and aerial work such as aerial photography and surveying. It also includes private, business, recreational and sports aviation activity and supporting businesses such as maintenance providers.

The Government committed to establish a regular dialogue with the general aviation sector to address industry issues. The General Aviation Action Group (the GA Action Group) has been established as a sub-group of the Aviation Industry Consultative Council, providing a forum to work collaboratively on issues facing general aviation. The GA Action Group includes representation across general aviation sectors.

The GA Action Group Secretariat can be contacted at


Last Updated: 5 April, 2016