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July 2024

19 Jul 2024

Part 77 proposals

  • Crane at 15 Te Kapua Drive, Mangere
    Submissions close 16 August 2024
  • Crane at Corner of Pin Oak Ave & Red Oaks Drive, Queenstown
    Submissions close 9 August 2024
19 Jul 2024

Part 109 Regulated air cargo agents list (v.161)

19 Jul 2024

AC92-2, Revision 4, Carriage of Dangerous Goods

This Advisory Circular has been revised and is available for consultation.

Revision 4 adds five new sections:

  • Section 3: Carriage of DG for the airworthiness and operational requirements, and company material
  • Section 8: Carriage of DG for Search and Rescue (SAR)
  • Section 9: Carriage of DG during Part 115 flights
  • Section 10: Carriage of DG during Part 137 flights, and
  • Section 14: Loading of DG cargo.

We have also amended the notes section in Table 6.1, Ammunition, by deleting the maximum quantity per passenger weight.

Comments close Monday 19 August 2024.

19 Jul 2024

Transport Canada CASA-2024-08 - BELL 204, 205, 206, 210 and  212 helicopters,  Airwolf Aerospace, LLC (Airwolf) Tension Torsion (TT) Strap Assemblies

19 Jul 2024

Transport Canada CASA 2024-07 - Mitigation of flight deck fires originating from lithium batteries that are not part of the aeroplane type design

17 Jul 2024

Vector Online: Engineers' mental health

16 Jul 2024

NPRM 23-01 Revision 1 Assorted Issues

Erratum: The version of NPRM 23-01 released on 1 July 2024 contained some errors, which have now been corrected in the latest version of the document. The corrections that were made are:

  • Draft rule 61.155(bb)(3)(viia) has been removed, and an explanatory note added to the Summary of Changes section.
  • A small number of minor numbering and grammatical issues were corrected.
16 Jul 2024

Part 109 Regulated air cargo agents list (v.160)

15 Jul 2024

Aircraft register - updated

12 Jul 2024

EASA AD 2024-0138 Tecnam P-Mentor Aircraft: Seat Rails - Inspection

10 Jul 2024

New page: Guidance for foreign operators

10 Jul 2024

Media release: AvSec and Diabetes NZ team up to provide guidance for people living with diabetes

10 Jul 2024

Vector Online: The value of an electronic CO detector

9 Jul 2024

FAA SAFO 24004 - ADS-B Transmitter Anomalies with uAvionix tailBeacon or skyBeacon ADS-B 978 MHZ Universal Access Transmitters (UAT)

8 Jul 2024

Part 157 proposal

  • Construction of a heliport – Fox Heliport
    Submissions close 5 Aug 2024
8 Jul 2024

Aircraft register - updated 

4 Jul 2024

Part 77 determinations

  • Orchard Road, Christchurch airport - hazard
  • Erect Masts at 2 locations - hazard
4 Jul 2024

Part 77 proposals

  • Wind Farm 20 Makomako Road, Pahiatua
    Submissions close 29 July 2024
  • Transmission Pole Replacement at Khandallah-Takapu Road
    Submissions close 1 August 2024
3 Jul 2024

Vector Online: Engineers’ mental health. From stress to strength.

1 Jul 2024

NPRM 23-01 Revision 1 Assorted Issues – open for submissions

This is a second round of consultation for NPRM 23-01 Assorted Issues. Submissions close Friday 9 August at 5pm.

1 Jul 2024

Media release: Regulated air cargo agents fined for aviation offences

1 Jul 2024

Advisory Circulars monthly report - July 2024 [PDF 241 KB]

1 Jul 2024

Advisory Circular AC61-10, Revision 13, Pilot Licences and Ratings

This AC has been revised and is available for consultation.

Revision 13:

  • Removes approved basic gas turbine knowledge exam equivalence for engineers with turbine engine aircraft ratings, and
  • Replaces CASA Boeing 737 Type Rating equivalence with multi-crew aircraft, and
  • Adds, in Appendices V and VII, a requirement for type training in helicopters and aeroplanes over 5700kg to include Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) recommendations and Operational Suitability Data (OSD) in the training syllabus.

Comments close Monday 5 August 2024.

1 Jul 2024

Aircraft register - updated 

June 2024

27 Jun 2024

Media release: Upgraded technology enhances security across all New Zealand domestic airports

26 Jun 2024

Part 77 proposal 

Crane at 1 Museum Street Wellington

25 Jun 2024

Exemption from the Requirement in Civil Aviation Rule 92.203(a)(Amendment #2)

24 Jun 2024

Airspace user consultation - Dawn Aerospace NZ Limited Request for Temporary Danger Area - Kaitorete Spit and Canterbury Bight

Submissions close 10 July 2024

24 Jun 2024

Aircraft register - updated 

21 Jun 2024

Part 77 determinations

  • Tower crane at 830 Great South Road, Penrose, Auckland - no hazard
  • Coastal Mast at Lot 2 Handley Road, Whanganui - hazard
21 Jun 2024

Media release: Low-level tow upset caused tow-plane crash which claimed “truly good man”

20 Jun 2024

Part 77 proposals

  • Crane at Auckland Airport
  • Crane at Oaks Road, Otaika, Whangarei

Submissions for both close 18 July 2024

20 Jun 2024

Vector Winter 2024 coverVector Magazine: The winter issue 2024 is now available.

19 Jun 2024

Part 109 Regulated air cargo agents list (v.159)

18 Jun 2024

Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 24-06 - effective 18 June 2024

18 Jun 2024

Advisory Circular AC91-17, Revision 2, Light Hazards to Aircraft

This AC has been revised and is now available.

Revision 2 changes the title of the AC from Laser Strikes on Aircraft to Light Hazards to Aircraft. It also adds a new section 6, Other light hazards, adds a note under section 7, and adds a sub-section 9.4 on other hazards such as bright lights.

18 Jun 2024

Part 157 proposal

  • Alteration of a heliport – Te Kuiti Hospital Heliport
    Submissions close 15 Jul 2024
17 Jun 2024

Basic Turbine Knowledge (BTK) rating – pilot syllabi changes

We have separated the BTK pilot syllabus into two separate syllabi for Aeroplane and Helicopter respectively. The existing syllabus for Subject 64 has been amended to focus on Aeroplane and a completely new syllabus for Helicopter Subject 65 has been produced. We have also provided a marked-up version of the Aeroplane syllabi so participants can easily see the changes.

Please note that these syllabi will be part of the next revision of Advisory Circular AC61-10, Pilot Licences and Ratings – Type Ratings. CAA expects to publish the new revision of AC61-10 on the 1st of November 2024.

Until then, these syllabi are provided to enable flight training providers to amend their training material before the update occurs in November. Please continue to use the current version of AC61-10 for the syllabus for BTK examinations.

Please also note, there may be some minor changes and updates once the next revision of AC61-10 is published in November 2024, but we will try to highlight any further changes at that time.

17 Jun 2024

Aircraft register - updated

13 Jun 2024

Part 77 proposals

  • Crane at 66 Willow St, Tauranga
    Submissions close 9 July 2024
  • Crane at 3 Scott Road, Auckland
    Submissions close 10 July 2024

Part 77 determinations

  • Lattice Truss Tower at 98 Colyer Road, Awarua, Invercargill - no hazard
  • Cranes at 20 Beach Road, Mainfreight, Favona, Auckland - no hazard
  • Moa Point Sewage Treatment Plant, Stewart Duff Drive, Wellington - no hazard
12 Jun 2024

Human trafficking awareness training

10 Jun 2024

Aircraft register - updated

06 Jun 2024

Exemption from the Requirements in Civil Aviation Rules 47.55(c) and 91.105(f)(1)

05 Jun 2024

Part 77 proposals

  • Met Mast near TECT Park, Ngawaro Road, Ngawaro
    Submissions close 3 July 2024
  • Structure (Ravensdown) at 292 Main South Road, Hornby, Christchurch
    Submissions close 3 July 2024
04 Jun 2024

UK CAA Safety Notice SN–2024/002 Piper PA-28 and PA-32 Undercarriage Inspections - issued 03 Jun 2024

04 Jun 2024

EASA AD 2024-0107 - MBB-BK117 D-2 and D-3 helicopters - Medical Equipment Support Inspection - effective 17 Jun 2024

04 Jun 2024

Aircraft register - updated

May 2024

31 May 2024

Advisory Circulars monthly report - May 2024 [PDF 241 KB]

30 May 2024

Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 24-05 - effective 30 May 2024

29 May 2024

ICAO standards and recommended practices updated

27 May 2024

Part 77 proposal

  • Reassessment of building at 38 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga
    Submissions close 24 June 2024
27 May 2024

EASA AD 2024-0104 AB212 and AB412 helicopters: Left Upper Cap Angle - Inspection

27 May 2024

Aircraft register - updated

24 May 2024

AC00-1, Revision 2, Acceptability of Parts

This AC has been revised and is now available. Revision 2:

  • Clarifies eligibility of CASA Form 1 in sections 2.4, 3.1 and 5.2, and deletes clarification ‘formerly DA1’.
  • Deletes clarification ‘formerly JAA Form One’, after EASA Form 1 in sections 2.4, 3.1 and 5.2.
  • Deletes clarification ‘formerly TC24 0078’ after Transport Canada Form One in sections 2.4, 3.1 and 5.2.
  • Adds section 5.3 about the eligibility of CASA Form 1 for a CAANZ Part 145-certificated organisation.

CAA would like to thank the participants who provided feedback on the consultation draft. This has enhanced the new revision.

23 May 2024

FAA Emergency AD 2024-10-04 Wing Attach Fittings: Piper PA-28-181, PA-28R-201, PA-34-220T and PA-44-180 Aircraft

23 May 2024

Part 77 determinations

  • Mobile cranes at 92D Hobsonville Road, Auckland - hazard
  • Crane at 25 Steadman Road, Broomfield, Christchurch - no hazard
  • Crane at 14-16 Parker Street, Papakura, Auckland - no hazard
  • Crane at 7 Par Lane, Tikipunga, Whangarei - no hazard
22 May 2024

AC43-12, Revision 1, Non-Aeronautical Lead Acid and Reconditioned Batteries

This AC has been updated for the first time since 1997. Revision 1 is a general update of this AC, to align with current AC format and update technical information. This Revision has also deleted the Acceptable Standards section, added advice about using reconditioned batteries, added a Further Resources section, and added a Version History.

CAA would like to thank the participants who took the time to provide feedback on the draft for consultation.

22 May 2024

ATSB safety advisory notice for helicopters: Anticipate turbulence and slow down [PDF 250 KB]

21 May 2024

Plan ahead before submitting an application form

Here’s a checklist to ensure your application is processed as smoothly as possible:

  • complete all relevant sections of the form. Incomplete forms will be returned to the submitter
  • use the correct form; these are on our website. Always use the form on our website as these are the most up-to-date versions
  • plan ahead to get applications in early
  • check the Certification pages on our website to ensure you know what you need
  • engage with us early when applications are complex, for example the introduction of a new aircraft type to your operation
  • submit all documents, reports, and details at the same time, rather than over a prolonged period.
21 May 2024

An additional dangerous goods course will be held in Whanganui on 8-9 July 2024

20 May 2024

Aircraft register - updated

17 May 2024

Bird incident rate report 2024 Q1 [PDF 1.1 MB]

16 May 2024

Work Together, Stay Apart: Circuit Certainty Seminar dates announced

14 May 2024

Rule projects in progress updated

14 May 2024

Part 77 determination

  • Cranes at 168 Castle Street, Dunedin - hazard
13 May 2024

Aircraft register - updated

10 May 2024

Registrations open: Occurrence Investigation Workshop

Registrations are open for the Occurrence Investigation Workshop, with dates in Auckland (July) and Christchurch (September). This one-day workshop is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to investigate an occurrence, and covers various elements of occurrence investigations.

Visit the workshop page to find out more and to register.

09 May 2024

What to expect at the airport: Common questions from passengers

08 May 2024

Part 77 proposal

  • Met Mast near 517B Lake Road, Tangimoana
    Submissions close 5 June 2024
08 May 2024

Part 109 Regulated air cargo agents list (v.158)

08 May 2024

AC43-10, Revision 7, Aircraft radio station – Form CAA 2129, Aircraft Radio Station Equipment Approval Levels  

This AC has been updated for the first time since 2002. Revision 7 clarifies the content of the form CAA 2129, including the need to list communication equipment on it. It also revokes Appendix A and provides alternative sources of this information. Lastly, we have taken the opportunity to add a Version History.

CAA would like to thank the participants who took the time to provide feedback on the draft for consultation.

08 May 2024

Vector Online: Risky business

06 May 2024

Aircraft register - updated

03 May 2024

Part 109 Regulated air cargo agents list (v.157)

03 May 2024

Airspace user consultation - Application for amendment to Auckland control zone sectors and terminal control area boundaries

Submissions close 31 May 2024

03 May 2024

Sixth meeting of the Emerging Aviation Technology Forum

The Emerging Aviation Technologies Forum (EATF) held a well-attended meeting in Wellington on 1 May at the national office of the CAA.

03 May 2024

In, out, and around the Manawatū GAP booklet – new revision now available

Previously revised in 2017, this updated Good Aviation Practice booklet covers the Manawatū-Whanganui region – from Foxton through to Whanganui.

Download a digital copy [PDF 3.2 MB] or order a free printed copy using our online form.

01 May 2024

UK CAA AD G-2024-0001-E Lindstrand Balloons: Envelopes with Polyester Filled Aramid (Kevlar) Load Tapes – Removal from Service

01 May 2024

Vector Online: New radar for air traffic control

 

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