What's New

This is the fastest way to find out what's new on the CAA website. Every time new significant information is added we'll point to it here so there's no need to spend time going over information you've already seen.

We'll tell you when we add new rules, Notices of Proposed Rule Making, Airworthiness Directives, Advisory Circulars, media releases, and much more.

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October 2018

17 Oct 2018 Safety Investigation Report - CAA Occurrence Number 18/64 - ZK-LAT Cessna C172R, Hunua Ranges, Auckland
17 Oct 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS) - An invitation to hear an operator share their experiences with PBN
17 Oct 2018 Revised Advisory Circular AC19-1 Test Pilot Approvals Revision 1 - comes into effect 17 October 2018
12 Oct 2018 SMS Courses added:
Safety & Lead Auditor Course - Southpac aerospace - Wellington 21 to 25 Jan 2019
Aviation Safety Management Systems (SMS) Course - Southpac aerospace - Wellington 08 to 12 Apr 2019
10 Oct 2018 FAA Safety Alerts for Operators - SAFO18011 - Fluorescent Luminaire Cabin Light Fixtures
10 Oct 2018 Draft Advisory Circulars for public comment - comments close 06 Nov 2018
AC00-1 (draft Revision 1) Acceptability of Parts
AC91-22 (draft Revision 1) Aircraft Refuelling and Defueling—Fire Prevention and Safety Guidance Measures
AC121-XX (draft Revision 0) Occupancy of Emergency Exit Rows
09 Oct 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS) - PBN Approach19 date confirmed!
08 Oct 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
08 Oct 2018 Sector Risk Profile - updated:
Part 135 Helicopter and Small Aeroplane Operations Sector Risk Profile - All risks, controls, and actions companion document - added
Helicopter and Small Aeroplane Operations Sector Risk Profile Risks and Proposed Actions - Implementation Plan - added
08 Oct 2018 Cabin Safety for Airlines - new page
03 Oct 2018 Fatal Accident Report - CAA Occurrence Number 13/6223 - ZK-HWJ Benmore Station, Canterbury
03 Oct 2018 Updated Forms:
24108/02 Part 108 Compliance Matrix - Air Operator Security Programme
24109/02 Part 109 Compliance Matrix - Regulated Air Cargo Agent
03 Oct 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - H Troon NZ Ltd - Cranes at Westgate Shopping Centre, Auckland
02 Oct 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Watts and Hughes Ltd - Crane at 55 Percy Cameron St, Avalon Lower Hutt
02 Oct 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA SAIB SW-18-29 - issued 01 Oct 2018
Tail Boom Attach Structure on Bell HH-1K, UH-1A, UH-1B, UH-1E, UH-1F, UH-1H, UH-1L, UH-1P, TH-1F, and TH-1L helicopters.
02 Oct 2018 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determination - Murchison Heli Tours Heliport
01 Oct 2018 Sep/Oct 2018 Vector magazineVector magazine Sep/Oct 2018
01 Oct 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated

September 2018

27 Sep 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determinations:
Port of Tauranga Ltd - Container Crane at Sulphur Point Port of Tauranga
Watercare Services Ltd - Crane at Pukekohe Waste Water Treatment Plant
27 Sep 2018 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment 18-09 - effective 27 Sep 2018
27 Sep 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - McKee Fehl Contructors Ltd - Crane for New Childrens Hospital
26 Sep 2018 Rule Projects in Progress - September update, including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report
26 Sep 2018 CAA Website Survey
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26 Sep 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: EASA AD 2018-0210-E - effective 27 Sep 2018
This AD is applicable to EC135 P1, EC135 P2, EC135 P2+, EC135 P3, EC135 T1, EC135T2, EC135 T2+ and EC135 T3 helicopters, all S/N, except EC135 P3H and EC135 T3H variants.
24 Sep 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA UPN 2018-20180315005 - issued 17 Aug 2018
VAL Avionics Ltd communication, navigation and electrical power system listed in UPN 2018-20180315005 were produced without a FAA production approval.
24 Sep 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
21 Sep 2018 MS Word docx version of form 24100/01 Application for Approval of SMS Implementation Plan added to enable insertion of a scanned signature
21 Sep 2018 CAA Briefing - September 2018
21 Sep 2018 2018 Proposed restricted areas - Alexandra - Airspace user consultation - following requests from users, the closing date for submissions has been extended to 5 pm Wednesday 07 Nov 2018
21 Sep 2018 NPRMs Open for Submissions: NPRM 19-01 ICAO Alignment Rule Amendments - closes 19 Oct 2018
Note there is a new online form to make submissions easier.
20 Sep 2018 Flight Examiner Seminar 2018 - Papers
20 Sep 2018 In, Out and Around Auckland - revised Good Aviation Practice (GAP) booklet
20 Sep 2018 Part 91 General Operating and Flight Rules - Exemption 19/EXE/1 - issued 18 Sep 2018
20 Sep 2018 Expired Licences - attention flight instructors and holders of licences issued before 1992
19 Sep 2018 Aviation Safety Officer Course - Auckland 22 - 23 Nov 2018
19 Sep 2018 New Type Acceptance Report - Enstrom F-28/280/480 Series
18 Sep 2018 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace:
Crane at 100 Halsey Street, Wynyard, Auckland - submissions close 08 Oct 2018
17 Sep 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: MPD 2018-008 - effective date 30 Sep 2018
This MPD is applicable to Vedenyev M-14P, M-14PF, M-14P-400 and Ivchenko AI-14, AI-14R, AI-14P, AI-14RF and Zhuzhou HS-6 engines. These engines are fitted to, but not limited to Yakovlev Yak-52 aircraft, Yak-18 aircraft, Yak-55 aircraft, Nanchang CJ-6 aircraft and Sukhoi Su-26 aircraft.
17 Sep 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: EASA AD 2018-0205 - effective date 21 Sep 2018
This AD is applicable to A109E, A109S, A119, A109LUH helicopters, all S/N and AW109SP and AW119MKII helicopters, all S/N.
17 Sep 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
14 Sep 2018 New Type Acceptance Reports
CFM International CFM56-3 Series
CFM International CFM56-5A Series
CFM International CFM56-5B and -5C Series
14 Sep 2018 New Type Acceptance Report - Cessna 320/335/340 Series
14 Sep 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane at 15 Centreway Road, Orewa, Auckland - submissions close 11 Oct 2018
13 Sep 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: CAN 27-012 - issued 13 Sep 2018
All Avid and Kitfox aircraft variants fitted with flaperons.
12 Sep 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: CAN 32-004 - issued 12 Sep 2018
All Gippsland GA200 series (Fatman) aircraft - Tail Wheel Spring Attachment
11 Sep 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: FAA SAIB NE-18-27 - issued 10 Sep 2018
Teledyne Continental Rocker Shaft Boss Inspection Airworthiness Directive DCA/CON/168A (FAA AD 94-05-05R1 refers)
10 Sep 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: EASA SIB 2018-14 - issued 06 Sep 2018
Quarter-Turn Ball Valves used on Balloon Liquid Gas Cylinders
10 Sep 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
05 Sep 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace
Crane at 32 Raumati Road, Raumati Beach - submissions close 28 Sep 2018
Concrete Pump 300 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu - submissions close 28 Sep 2018
05 Sep 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: FAA SAIB CE-18-26 - issued 04 Sep 2018
Risks associated with Dye Penetrant Inspection Methods
05 Sep 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: EASA SIB 2018-13 - issued 04 Sep 2018
Airbus Helicopters with a Single Hydraulic Power System - Hydraulic Emergency Procedure and Hydraulic Failure Training
04 Sep 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane at 30 Madden Street, Auckland - submissions close 28 Sep 2018
04 Sep 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Precast HQ Limited - Crawler Crane 67-71 Fred Taylor Drive, Auckland
04 Sep 2018 Fatal Accident Report - CAA Occurrence Number 17/2035 - Ozone Fazer 2 Speed Wing, Port Hills Christchurch
03 Sep 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notices
CASA AWB 01-036 Issue 1 - Suspected Unapproved Parts - McCauley Propeller Governor, Idler Gear Bearings
FAA SAIB CE-18-25 - Piper PA-28-140 aircraft embodied with STC SA02168AT, ie, a laminar flow extractor exhaust system
03 Sep 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
03 Sep 2018 Aviation Security Service Funding Review 2018/19 - FAQs - Includes commonly asked questions from stakeholders

August 2018

31 Aug 2018 Alexandra airspace user consultation - Date and venue announced
30 Aug 2018 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 18-08 - effective 30 Aug 2018
28 Aug 2018 Rule Projects in Progress - August update, including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report
28 Aug 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA SAIB CE-18-24 - issued 27 Aug 2018
Flap cables on Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) Beechjet 400, 400A, 400T and MU-300-10 aircraft.
28 Aug 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA UPN 2018-20171027020 - issued 09 Jul 2018
Boeing Stearman A75 series aircraft - Wing ribs and stringer segments manufactured by Dusters and Sprayers Supply, Inc., Chickasha, Oklahoma.
27 Aug 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
27 Aug 2018 Rule changes - effective 27 Aug 2018
Part 61 Amendment 14 Pilot Licences and Ratings
24 Aug 2018 Advisory Circular AC43-9 (draft revision 4) Modifications, Repairs, and the Form CAA 337 - comments close 21 Sep 2018
This update extends the deadline for comments to 21 Sep 2018 and marks track changes in the PDF.
23 Aug 2018 2018 Proposed restricted areas – Alexandra – Airspace user consultation - submissions close 26 Sep 2018
21 Aug 2018 Advisory Circular AC43-9 (draft revision 4) Modifications, Repairs and the Form CAA 337 - comments close 05 Sep 2018
Revision 4 adds guidance on approved model list (AML) supplemental type certificates (STCs) under Section B of this advisory circular, and updates the title of Appendix A of this advisory circular.
20 Aug 2018 Aviation Safety Summary Report - 01 Apr to 30 Jun 2018
20 Aug 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
17 Aug 2018 CAA Briefing - August 2018
16 Aug 2018 Bird Incident Rate Report - April to June 2018
16 Aug 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: EASA AD 2018-0175-E - effective date 20th Aug 2018
This AD is applicable to AB206B helicopters equipped with Rolls-Royce Corporation (formerly Allison) engines 250-C20 (series) and engines 250-C20R (series), all serial numbers.
15 Aug 2018 Fatal Accident Report - CAA Occurrence Number 13/5710 - ZK-ING Haast Pass, Mount Aspiring National Park
14 Aug 2018 Aviation Security Service Funding Review 2018/19
14 Aug 2018 Agricultural Rating Flight Test Standards Guides - Agricultural Rating Issue and Continued Competency Grade 1 and 2 - Helicopter
13 Aug 2018 Fly the right way - This new brochure gives an overview of the rules for operating drones, model aircraft, and other remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS).
13 Aug 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
09 Aug 2018 Transport Canada - Canadian Aviation Service Difficulty Reports - Feedback July 2018
08 Aug 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - amended proposal for crane for new Wellington Childrens Hospital - submissions close 29 Aug 2018
08 Aug 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CAN 05-007 Issue 1 - issued 08 Aug 2018
Lycoming engines listed in Lycoming Service Instruction (SI) 1009BC, dated 09 May 2018, or later approved revision.
08 Aug 2018 List of technical data accepted by the Director under the provisions of CAR 21.503(a)
07 Aug 2018 Safety Investigation Report - CAA Occurrence Number 17/5304 - ZK-IMZ Guimbal Cabri G2, Waikawa Beach
07 Aug 2018 Fatal Accident Report - CAA Occurrence Number 17/2075 - U-turn GMBH 'Black Out' paraglider - Queenstown 
07 Aug 2018 Medical Examiners - Medical manual 3.1 Cardiovascular System and 3.11 Ophthalmology - updated
07 Aug 2018 Making SMS a core part of your business - video
07 Aug 2018 Runway Safety
06 Aug 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
02 Aug 2018 Flight Training in New Zealand Safety Report - May 2018
02 Aug 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS) - Making the Most of ADS-B in General Aviation - an Australian example
02 Aug 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - New Zealand Crane Hire Ltd - Crane to remove Tower Crane at Auckland Airport
02 Aug 2018 2018 Airspace Proposals - final airspace changes effective 08 Nov 2018
01 Aug 2018 Rule Projects in Progress - July update, including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report
01 Aug 2018 Review of Part 92 – Carriage of Dangerous Goods
01 Aug 2018 2018 Director of Civil Aviation Awards
01 Aug 2018 Media Release - Accolades for safety-savvy aviators