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July

25 Jul 2017 Media Release: Awards for aviators' outstanding safety focus
25 Jul 2017  2017 Director of Civil Aviation Awards - Recipients announced
25 Jul 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: CAN 85-008 Revision 3 - issued 25 Jul 2017
This Continuing Airworthiness Notice (CAN) revised to introduce Lycoming MSB 632A, dated 23 July 2017, which clarifies the engine models affected, and the required actions.
24 Jul 2017 List of technical data accepted by the Director under the provisions of CAR 21.503(a) - updated
24 Jul 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
21 Jul 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: FAA AD 2017-15-02 - effective 04 Aug 2017
This AD is applicable to Bell 212 and 412 helicopters fitted with an engine oil check valve P/N 209-062-520-001, or a fuel check valve P/N 209-062-607-001 manufactured by Circor Aerospace, marked “Circle Seal” and with a manufacturing date code of “10/11” (Oct 2011) through to “03/15” (Mar 2015).
20 Jul 2017 New Type Acceptance Reports:
Safran Arrius 2
Dassault Falcon 2000EX
19 Jul 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: CAN 85-008 Revision 2 - issued 19 Jul 2017
This Continuing Airworthiness Notice (CAN) revised to introduce Lycoming MSB 632, dated 17 July 2017, which provides instructions to identify connecting rods fitted with non-conforming small end bushings.
19 Jul 2017 2017 New Southern Sky Roadshow - November 2017 NSS roadshow announced. Full itinerary coming soon.
17 Jul 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: CASA AWB 24-012 issue 1 - issued 14 Jul 2017
This AWB provides information for accomplishing capacity tests to determine serviceability of lead acid batteries. Failures of batteries can result in costly AOG situations and catastrophic inflight emergencies
17 Jul 2017 Fatigue Risk Management Panel (FRPM) Agenda and Meeting Minutes - 01 Jun 2017
17 Jul 2017 Feedback July 2017 - Canadian Aviation Service Difficulty Reports
Safety awareness communication for the aviation community.
14 Jul 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: EASA AD 2017-0120 - effective 27 Jul 2017 
DIAMOND AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES GmbH - DA 42 and DA 42 M aeroplane. This AD is applicable to DA42 and DA42M aircraft, S/N 42.004 to 42.427 inclusive, 42.AC001 to 42.AC151 inclusive and 42.M001 to 42.M027 inclusive, fitted with TAE 125-02-99 engines (modification MÄM 42-198 or Optional Service Bulletin (OSB) 42-046) or TAE 125-02-114 engines (modification OÄM 42-252 or OSB 42-107).
14 Jul 2017 Revised Medical Manual: Part 2 - The Medical Certification System, revision 2
To coincide with the funding review
Medical Manual Draft: Part 3.1 - Cardiovascular System
Comments close Oct 13 2017
10 Jul 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: Transport Canada AD CF-2017-23 - effective date 21 Jul 2017
Applicable to Bell 429 helicopters, S/N 57001 and subsequent fitted with a Goodrich 44316 series hoist
10 Jul 2017 Part 66 Recurrency Seminar venues added:
Palmerston North Airport, Massey University School of Aviation - Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 from 1300-1700 hours
Napier Aero Club, Napier Airport - Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 from 1300-1700 hours
Part 66 Recurrency Nelson Seminars, change of venue: Nelson Meeting Room in the Air New Zealand Regional Maintenance Limited (ANZRML) Building - Tuesday 15 Aug 2017
06 Jul 2017 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of a heliport - Cattle Flat, Wanaka - closing date for submissions 26 Jul 2017
06 Jul 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination: Fletcher Building Holdings Limited - Tower Crane Westgate Westfields Centre, Massey Auckland
06 Jul 2017 ICAO: Annex 7 compliance checklist, Amendment 6
05 Jul 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determinations:
Leighs Cockram JV Limited - Crane at 310 Great King Street, North Dunedin
Daniel Smith Industries Limited - Crane at HREF Building, Christchurch
03 Jul 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: FAA SAIB CE-17-18 - issued 20 Jun 2017
This SAIB is applicable to mufflers fitted on Aviat Aircraft Inc. models A-1, A-1A, A-1B, and A-1C-180 aircraft.
03 Jul 2017  Aviation Safety Report - 01 Jan 2016 to 31 Dec 2016

June

30 Jun 2017 Changes to surveillance charges FAQ
30 Jun 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: FAA SAIB CE-17-19 - issued 22 Jun 2017
This SAIB is applicable to aircraft fitted with Sandia SAE5-35 or Garmin GAE 43 cabin altitude encoders. The SAIB recommends a review of the installation configuration of the cabin altitude encoder.
29 Jun 2017 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 17-06 - effective 29 Jun 2017
29 Jun 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination: Gibbons Construction Ltd - Crane at Nelson Airport Control Tower/Terminal Building
29 Jun 2017 Annual Registration and Participation Levy information added and updated - Including a list of aircraft with deferred Participation Levies, the Deferral of Participation Levy FAQ, and a list of missing aircraft owners pending removal from the Aircraft Register.
28 Jun 2017 Rule Projects in Progress - June update, including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report
27 Jun 2017 Deferral of Participation Levy FAQ
27 Jun 2017 Met Blog - 26 June 2017
26 Jun 2017 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of a heliport - Western Helicopters Heliport, Te Kuiti - closing date for submissions 07 Jul 2017
26 Jun 2017 2018 Nelson and Marlborough Airspace Review - Initial consultation - submissions close Friday 15 Sep 2017
23 Jun 2017 Type Accceptance Report: Bell 505 Jet Ranger X
23 Jun 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: EASA SIB 2017-09 - issued 22 Jun 2017
Esterline Belgium (formerly BARCO NV) DU-875, DU-885 and DU-885AF displays, as identified by P/N in Appendix 1 and 2 of this SIB. These displays are installed as part of the Honeywell Primus Elite display update of the Primus 1000 and Primus 2000 suites.
21 Jun 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Tower Crane at New Project Queenstown - submissions close 07 Jul 2017
19 Jun 2017 Aircraft Register file for export updated
16 Jun 2017 New form: 24047/13 Application for Deferral of Participation Levy
15 Jun 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Tower Crane Westgate Westfields Centre, Massey Auckland - submissions close 30 Jun 2017
15 Jun 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: FAA SAIB CE-17-16 - issued 09 Jun 2017
Main landing gear actuator assemblies - Textron Aviation Inc. (Cessna Aircraft Company) 172RG, R182, TR182 and FR182 aircraft, and all variants of 210/T210/P210 series aircraft with the exception of models 210 and 210A aircraft.
15 Jun 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: FAA AD 2017-11-10 - effective 28 Jun 2017
This AD is applicable to Lycoming TIO-540-AJ1A engines, all S/N
14 Jun 2017 Vacancy: Airworthiness Inspector - applications close Thursday 05 Jul 2017
14 Jun 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: FAA SAIB NE-17-11 - issued 10 May 2017
Engine damage as a result of kickback - Continental Motors IO/TSIO-520 series and IO/TSIO/TSIOL-550 series engines.
13 Jun 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: FAA SAFO 17008 - issued 25 May 2017
This SAFO serves to notify aircraft operators of potential operational limitations of certain attitude indicators in the event of unusual attitude recovery as recommended by National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Safety Recommendation A-14-108.
12 Jun 2017 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determination - Hokitika Gorge Heliport
12 Jun 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: EASA AD 2017-0101-E - effective date 13 Jun 2017
This AD is applicable to Rotax 912 iSc2 Sport and Rotax 912 iSc3 Sport engines, all S/N.
12 Jun 2017 List of technical data accepted by the Director under the provisions of CAR 21.503(a) - updated
12 Jun 2017 Aviation Safety Summary Report - 01 Jan to 31 Mar 2017
12 Jun 2017 Aircraft Register file for export updated
09 Jun 2017 Volcanic Ash - New Zealand practices and procedures: Revised Volcanic Alert Level (VAL) System
09 Jun 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace:
Tower Crane at 39-53 Beach Road, Auckland - submissions close 29 Jun 2017
Crane at HREF Health Building, Christchurch - submissions close 28 Jun 2017
Crane at NZNS Airport Control Tower/Terminal Building - submissions close 16 Jun 2017
Tower Crane at Wellington East Girls College - submissions close 27 Jun 2017
Guyed Tubular Steel Tower at Woodhill Forest - submissions close 27 Jun 2017
08 Jun 2017 Briefing for the Incoming Associate Minister May 2017
07 Jun 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace:
15 Story building Hobsonville Point, Auckland - submissions close 23 Jun 2017
Tower Crane at 310 Great King Street North Dunedin - submissions close 23 Jun 2017
Lattice Boom Crawler Crane Auckland International Airport Limited - submissions close 26 Jun 2017
06 Jun 2017 Part 66 Recurrency Seminar: Nelson Seminars added - 15 Aug 2017
06 Jun 2017 Maintenance Controller Course - Wellington 26 to 27 Jul 2017. Register now as a few places left.
02 Jun 2017 Agricultural Aircraft Operations - Guidance for April 2016 changes to Part 1, Part 61, and Part 137 - revision 3
01 Jun 2017 2017 ACAG Annual Review and Election Forum - Nominations by 17 Jul 2017
01 Jun 2017 ICAO Compliance: Annex 6 Part I, amendment 40

May

31 May 2017 Release to Service poster
This new poster is ideal for engineers and can be downloaded in PDF form, or mailed out.
31 May 2017 Survey on Civil Aviation Rule 135.505 - Pilot operating time-on-type for small air transport operations
Survey responses and infographic now available.
30 May 2017 Exemption: Exemption from the Requirement in CAR 19.205(a) and the requirement in CAR 19.207(1)(ii) - issued 26 May 2017
30 May 2017 May/June 2017 Vector magazine
29 May 2017 Rule Projects in Progress - May update, including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report
29 May 2017 Aircraft Register file for export updated
26 May 2017 Wirestrike Information Sheet
26 May 2017 Draft Advisory Circular AC105-1 Rev. 2 - Parachuting—Operating Rules - comments close 09 Jun 2017
Revision 2 clarifies the responsibilities of the parachutist in rule 105.5.
26 May 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Directive: FAA SAIB NM-17-07 - issued 26 Jan 2017
AmSafe restraint system buckle assemblies produced between November 2010 and November 2015 with an ejector base not manufactured to design specifications.
25 May 2017 RPAS Post-implementation review of Parts 101 and 102
Phase one of this review is a short survey developed in consultation with the Aviation Community Advisory Group. The survey is open until 5 pm 23 Jun 2017
25 May 2017 Airwork (NZ) Ltd Aviation Incident Investigation Training Course - 14-18 Aug 2017 - Ardmore, Auckland
25 May 2017 Airworthiness Directive Amendment Schedule Nr 17-05 - effective 25 May 2017
25 May 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: EASA SIB 2016-16R1 - issued 24 May 2017
Applicable to AMSAFE Rotary Buckles (RB) P/N 1150004-series, manufactured from December 2013 through to April 2016.
24 May 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: EASA SIB 2017-07 - issued 23 May 2017
All helicopters equipped with Goodrich / UTAS hoist Part Number 42315, 42325, 44301, 44311, 44312, 44314, 44316 or 44318 (any suffix).
22 May 2017 Design Delegation Holders Seminar - Presentations from 2017 seminar added to website.
22 May 2017 Aircraft Register file for export updated
17 May 2017 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of a heliport - Fox Glacier Heliport - closing date for submissions 06 Jun 2017
16 May 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: UK MPD 2017-004-E - effective date 15 May 2017
This Mandatory Permit Directive (MPD) is applicable to numerous aircraft type manufactured by P & M Aviation Ltd.
15 May 2017 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of an Aerodrome and Heliport - Lake Heron Station - closing date for submissions 01 Jun 2017
15 May 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: FAA SAIB CE-17-12 - effective date 11 May 2017
Inspection for loose elevator attach bolts on Cessna 150 and 152 series aircraft.
15 May 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: EASA AD 2017-0085-E - effective date 16 May 2017
This AD supersedes EASA AD 2011-0150, and is applicable to Leonardo A109S and AW109SP helicopters, all S/N.
15 May 2017 Aircraft Register file for export updated
11 May 2017 How to be a Chief Flying Instructor - This new booklet guides a growing demand from senior instructors who aspire to a busy, complex, highly skilled and deeply satisfying role.
09 May 2017 Part 66 Re-currency Seminars - July and August dates for Christchurch, Taeri and Wanaka added
Registrations close at 5pm Monday 24 Jul 2017
09 May 2017 2017 Timaru MBZ Amendment update - Additional work and consultation necessary. Requested amendments to the lower level of controlled airspace in the vicinity of Ashburton and overhead Timaru to become effective 09 Nov 2017.
08 May 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: EASA AD 2017-0080 - effective date 19 May 2017
This AD with effective date 19 May 2017 supersedes AD 2017-0066-E, and is applicable to EC 130 B4 and EC 130 T2 helicopters, all S/N.
04 May 2017 Taking Control of Flight Path Management - March 2017 seminar presentations now available.
03 May 2017 Cabin Safety for Passengers - A new page on cabin safety with information including the use of seatbelts, smoking, unacceptable behaviour, and portable electronic devices.
03 May 2017 Safety Management Systems (SMS) Industry Workshops September 2017 - Register now for Auckland, Napier, Timaru and Queenstown dates.