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April 2019

24 Apr 2019 AC91-22 (draft Revision 2) Aircraft Refuelling and Defueling—Fire Prevention and Safety Guidance Measures - comments close 22 May 2019
18 Apr 2019 Website structure survey - closes 02 May 2019
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18 Apr 2019 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 19-04 - effective 18 Apr 2019
18 Apr 2019 Watch stakeholders share their thoughts on PBN at Approach 19 - NSS website
17 Apr 2019 General Directions Exceptions for Temporary Medical Conditions - effective 15 Apr 2019
16 Apr 2019 Part 77 Navigable airspace determinations
Tauranga Airport Authority – Cranes at Bayfair Shopping Centre
Crane at Northside Drive, Auckland
16 Apr 2019 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Cranes at Port Nelson - submissions close 03 May 2019
15 Apr 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
12 Apr 2019 Conditional Determination Williams Road Heliport
12 Apr 2019 New form: 24092/01 Application for issue or renewal of a Packaging Approval under Civil Aviation Rules, Part 92
This form has been developed to support rule 92.53 Packaging approval.
12 Apr 2019 UK CAA MPD 2019-004-E - applies to Non type-certified Rotax 912 i series and 915 i A series engines, all S/N. These engines are known to be installed in Light Sport Aircraft (LSA), microlights and amateur built aircraft - effective date 12 Apr 2019
11 Apr 2019 Collaboration key to successful Approach 19 PBN forum - NSS website
11 Apr 2019 Pending rules: ICAO Alignment Rule Amendments - effective 10 May 2019
Part 91 General and Operating Rules - Amendment 31
Part 121 Air Operations - Large Aeroplanes - Amendment 31
Part 125 Air Operations - Medium Aeroplanes - Amendment 23
Part 129 Foreign Air Transport Operator - Certification - Amendment 9
Part 135 Air Operations - Helicopters and Small Aeroplanes - Amendment 24
10 Apr 2019 New form: 24137/07 Documentation Amendment Summary Sheet for an Agricultural Aircraft Operator under Civil Aviation Rules, Part 137
10 Apr 2019 Notice of proposal for construction of a Waterdrome - Peninsula Air Ltd Lyttleton Harbour - submissions extended to 30 Apr 2019
10 Apr 2019 Colour Vision Deficiency - General Directions Notice 2019
10 Apr 2019 Advisory Circular AC61-18 Rev 10 Pilot Licences and Ratings - Flight Instructor Ratings
Revision 10 adds guidance on rule 61.305 Privileges and limitations specific to Category E flight instructor rating.
10 Apr 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated
10 Apr 2019 Continuing airworthiness notice EASA SIB 2019-06:
Airbus Helicopters Deutschland (AHD) EC135 helicopters, all S/N - Main Rotor Actuator - Inspection and reporting per the instructions in AHD ASB EC135-67A-039 dated 08 April 2019, and ASB EC135H-67A-011 dated 08 April 2019.
09 Apr 2019 AC91-9 & AC172-1 (draft Revision 13) Radiotelephony Manual - comments close 07 May 2019
08 Apr 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated
08 Apr 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
05 Apr 2019 Navigible Airspace Determination: Naylor Love Construction Ltd - Tower Crane, Three Apartment Blocks, Queenstown
05 Apr 2019 FAA SAIB SW-19-05 Bell 206L-1, 206L-3 and 206L-4 helicopters embodied with Air Comm Corporation’s Supplemental Type Certificate SH2750NM
05 Apr 2019 Two revised Advisory Circulars:
Advisory Circular AC00-1 Acceptability of Parts - Rev 1
Revision 1 corrects out-of-date references; adds guidance on Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) parts; and makes editorial changes.
Advisory Circular AC61-1 Pilot Licences and Ratings - General - Rev 10
Revision 10 gives additional information on the law exam requirement when rule 61.39 has not been complied with for more than 5 years; and makes minor editorial changes to the language proficiency assessment.
05 Apr 2019 Airspace review - 2019 East Coast - Gisborne and Hawke's Bay - deferred until 2020
05 Apr 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated
04 Apr 2019 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Tower Structure Pukeroa Road, Waitomo - submissions close 03 May 2019
04 Apr 2019 Proposed General Directions Notice 2018 Colour Vision Deficiency - Summary of Submissions
04 Apr 2019 Proposed common frequency zones - North Wellington - airspace user consultation - submissions close 17 Apr 2019
04 Apr 2019 Navigible Airspace Determination: Hawkins 2017 Ltd - Crane at 10 Madden Street Auckland
04 Apr 2019 Notice of proposal for alteration of Kaikoura Aerodrome - submissions close 03 May 2019
04 Apr 2019 Advisory Circular AC43-9 Modifications, Repairs, and the Form CAA 337 - Rev 4
04 Apr 2019 CAA releases SOPs guidance material to support PBN transition - NSS website
04 Apr 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated
01 Apr 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated

March 2019

29 Mar 2019 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination: Xigo New Zealand Limited - Tainui Auckland Airport Hotel 2 LP
29 Mar 2019 PBN Operational End-State 2023: A Regulatory View - a cover note has been added to clarify the policy development process for PBN rule changes (PDF 1.7 MB)
29 Mar 2019 Safety Investigation Brief - Microlight Windscreen Failure
28 Mar 2019 Navigable Airspace Determination: Tilt Renewables Limited Subsidiary Tararua Wind Power - Waverley Wind Farm, South Taranaki
28 Mar 2019 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 19-03 - effective 28 Mar 2019
27 Mar 2019 Notice of proposal for construction of a Heliport - 74 Paritai Drive Auckland
Heliport Conditional Determination - Lister Helicopters Heliport
27 Mar 2019 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Replace RNZ Transmitting Station Mast Titahi Bay
Navigable Airspace Determination: Icon Co Pty NZ Limited - Luffing Tower Cranes for Student Accommodation Building, Auckland
25 Mar 2019 IA (Inspection Authorisation) renewal course added for Sep 2019 at Dunedin
25 Mar 2019 Rule Projects in Progress (including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report) - updated
25 Mar 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
22 Mar 2019 AC43-14 (draft Revision 5.1) Standard Design Changes: Acceptable Technical Data - closing date for comments extended to 08 Apr 2019
22 Mar 2019 Approach 19 programme released - NSS website
22 Mar 2019 NPRM 19-02 Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Personnel Licensing - a reminder that comments close 29 Mar 2019
22 Mar 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated
21 Mar 2019 Airworthiness and Maintenance Workshop - Wellington 09-10 Apr and Queenstown 21-22 May 2019 - places are still available
20 Mar 2019 Notice of proposal for construction of a Heliport - Kensington Park Heliport Whangarei - submissions close 07 Apr 2019
20 Mar 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated
20 Mar 2019 UK Safety Notice SN-2019/003 - applies to GA aircraft which may include microlights, amateur built and historic aircraft, balloons, gliders, helicopters, piston singles and twins up to 5,700 kg MCTOW.
19 Mar 2019 FAA AD 2019-05-04 - applicable to MD Helicopters, Inc., Model 369A, 369D, 369E, 369FF, 369H, 369HE, 369HM, 369HS, 500N, and 600N helicopters, all S/N, fitted with main rotor blades (MRB) P/N 369A1100, 369D21100, 369D21102, 369D21120, 369D21121, 369D21123, 500P2100, or 500P2300, all dash numbers. Effective 17 Apr 2019.
19 Mar 2019 EASA Emergency AD 2019-0055-E - applicable to Rotax 912 iSc2 Sport, 912 iSc3 Sport and Rotax 915 iSc3 A engines, all S/N. Effective 20 Mar 2019.
19 Mar 2019 Part 77 Navigable airspace determination
CPB Contractors - Crane for Matapihi Road-Girven Road Roundabout
18 Mar 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
15 Mar 2019 Part 77 Navigable airspace determinations
Calder Stewart Plant Ltd - Crane at 83 Marshs Road Hornby, Christchurch
Spark New Zealand Trading Ltd - Mobile Phone Tower Falvey Road, Timaru
15 Mar 2019 Aviation Security Service Funding Review 2018/19 Summary of submissions
14 Mar 2019 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace  - Crane at 5 Akaroa Drive Mapiua Wellington - submissions close 03 Apr 2019
14 Mar 2019 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane at 10 Madden Street, Auckland - submissions close 29 Mar 2019
13 Mar 2019 Definition of crew member - Summary of submissions
13 Mar 2019 Draft Advisory Circular AC92-2 (draft Revision 2) Carriage of Dangerous Goods on Domestic VFR Flights in Unpressurised Aircraft not exceeding 5700 kg MCTOW - comments close 12 Apr 2019
Revision 2 updates the: dangerous goods items that are acceptable to carry by passengers on board for recreational or sporting activities; list of substance by class or division and examples of items; and emergency procedure to include the appropriate ATS unit in the communication of any dangerous goods on board.
13 Mar 2019 CAA Media Statement - Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operations temporarily suspended in New Zealand
12 Mar 2019 Aviation Safety Summary Report Oct to Dec 2018
12 Mar 2019 Notices of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace:
Ship to Shore Cranes Sulphur Point Wharf Tauranga - submissions close 28 Mar 2019
Crane at Northside Drive Auckland - submissions close 27 Mar 2019
11 Mar 2019 CASA AWB 63-002 Issue 4 - Bell 206 Freewheel Unit Failures - Mast Yielding / Main Rotor Separation - issued 08 Mar 2019
11 Mar 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
07 Mar 2019 CAA Briefing - March 2019
07 Mar 2019 Emergency Airworthiness Directive
DCA/AL250/59 Fuel Nozzle Assembly Screen Filter – Inspection applicable to all Rolls-Royce Allison 250 series engines fitted with fuel nozzle assembly P/N M250-10603 - effective 07 Mar 2019
07 Mar 2019 Advisory Circular AC61-10 Pilot Licences and Ratings - Type Ratings - effective 08 Mar 2019
Revision 9 makes minor editorial changes to foreign type ratings
07 Mar 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated
07 Mar 2019 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of a Waterdrome at Lyttelton Harbour - submissions have been extended to 16 Apr 2019
06 Mar 2019 Fatal accident report: Loss of control in flight RANS S6-ES Coyote II ZK-TJE
06 Mar 2019 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Tower Crane for Three Apartment Blocks Queenstown - submissions close 27 Mar 2019
05 Mar 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated
05 Mar 2019 Type Acceptance Reports:
Beech 95/55/56/58 Series - Revision 2
Bombardier DHC-8 Series - Revision 1
Leonardo Helicopters AW169 - Revision 2
04 Mar 2019 NSS Working Group release key messages
04 Mar 2019 EASA SIB 2019-04 Avoiding obstacles illuminated with Light Emitting Diode (LED) obstacle lights whilst operating using Night Vision Goggles (NVGs)
Continuing Airworthiness Notice CAN 34-006 Issued to alert affected operators that the GPS week number will roll over from 1023 to zero 06 Apr 2019
04 Mar 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
01 Mar 2019 Cover of Autumn 2019 Vector magazine
Vector magazine Autumn 2019
01 Mar 2019 Advisory Circular AC61-2 Pilot Licences and Ratings - Student Pilots - Rev 7 effective 04 Mar 2019
01 Mar 2019 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Waverley Wind Farm South Taranaki - submissions close 28 Mar 2019
01 Mar 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated

February 2019

28 Feb 2019 Have your say on the ADS-B proposal
28 Feb 2019 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 19-02 - effective 28 Feb 2019
28 Feb 2019 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Cranes at Bayfair Shopping Centre - submissions close 05 Mar 2019
28 Feb 2019 EASA SIB 2019-03 - All AW 169 helicopters fitted with main rotor damper links P/N 6F6220V00452 - issued 27 Feb 2019
26 Feb 2019 Sector Risk Profile workshop invitations
Follow-up workshop to discuss the Part 121,125, 129, and ANZA Medium and Large Aircraft Air Transport Sector Risk Profile (SRP) - 7 Mar 2019 - RVSP by 04 Mar 2019
Follow-up workshop to discuss the Part 135 Helicopter and Small Aeroplane Operations Sector Risk Profile (SRP) - 18 Mar 2019 - RVSP by 11 Mar 2019
26 Feb 2019 FAA SAIB CE-19-04 Crew Oxygen System: Full face masks/smoke goggles manufactured by Collins Aerospace (formerly Rockwell Collins, B/E Aerospace)
26 Feb 2019 Good Aviation Practice (GAP) booklets: four new titles, and two revised
25 Feb 2019 Rule Projects in Progress (including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report) - updated
25 Feb 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
22 Feb 2019 Meteorology for PPL Pilots
MetService has produced an ebook designed to help pilots pass their PPL Meteorology exam and make sound weather-based decisions.
22 Feb 2019 2019 Airspace Review - Whenuapai CTR and surrounding GAAs
22 Feb 2019 New Southern Sky (NSS) - Preliminary programme released for Approach 19 PBN Forum
21 Feb 2019 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: CAN 34-005 - effective 21 Feb 2019
This Continuing Airworthiness Notice (CAN) is issued to advise affected operators of guidance material available on the New Southern Sky (NSS) website. More specifically, there is a document available titled Performance Based Navigation – Interim guidance for Air Transport Operations (121, 125, 135), which pertains to the subject of this CAN.
21 Feb 2019 Part 77 Navigable airspace determination - Pro Invest NZ Hospitality Fund Ltd - Construction of 37 Level Hotel 58 Albert Street, Auckland
21 Feb 2019 Medical Examiner Newletter - Jan 2019
20 Feb 2019 Notice of proposal for construction of an aerodrome - Peninsula Air Waterdrome Lyttleton Harbour - submissions close 19 Mar 2019
20 Feb 2019 Updated Draft Advisory Circular AC43-14 (Revision 5.1) Standard Design Changes: Acceptable Technical Data
The updated version has been added with change bars in the left hand margin indicating where changes have been made in the document. A version with full track changes is available on request. The contact for comments is now airworthiness@caa.govt.nz.
20 Feb 2019 FAA SAIB SW-18-29R1 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
19 Feb 2019 Continuing Airworthiness Notice (CAN) 72-003 Rolls-Royce/Allison 250 series engines
19 Feb 2019 EASA SAIB 2019-02 Explosive Door Openings on Parked Aeroplanes (prompted by several overseas occurrences)
19 Feb 2019 AC43-14 (draft Revision 5.1) Standard Design Changes: Acceptable Technical Data - comments close 18 Mar 2019
18 Feb 2019 Part 77 Navigable airspace determinations
Hawkins 2017 Ltd - Tower Crane Elizabeth Street Development, Tauranga
Johnston Dick and Associates Ltd JDA - Restoration of Ruru Mast
Smith Crane And Construction Ltd - Crane at 1 Bellingham Road Ormiston, Auckland
18 Feb 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
15 Feb 2019 NPRM 19-02 Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Personnel Licensing - comments close 29 Mar 2019
15 Feb 2019 Advisory Circular AC65-9 Rev 3 Air Traffic Service Personnel Licences and Ratings - Air Traffic Service Instructor Ratings
14 Feb 2019 Continuing airworthiness reports:
Canadian Aviation Service Difficulty Reports published between 13 Jul 2018 and 30 Sep 2018
FAA SAIB CE-19-01 Cessna 172R, 172S, 182S, 182T, T182T, 206H and T206H aircraft fitted with “Sensor-Oil Pressure (Hobbs Switch)” P/N 83278
11 Feb 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
08 Feb 2019 Bird Incident Rate Report - October to December 2018
08 Feb 2019 Safety Investigation Brief – Yakovlev Yak 3M ZK-YYY – Collision with ground equipment – Warbirds over Wanaka Air show – 31 March 2018
07 Feb 2019 Summary of public submissions received on NPRM 19-01 ICAO Alignment
05 Feb 2019 Draft ATPL pilot syllabuses for consultation - comments close 04 Mar 2019
05 Feb 2019 Emergency Airworthiness Directive
EASA AD 2019-0022 applicable to Leonardo AW169 helicopters, all S/N, effective 05 Feb 2019.
04 Feb 2019 Navigable airspace determination: Crane Autex Project 38-40 Westpoint Drive Hobsonville
04 Feb 2019 Emergency Airworthiness Directive
EASA AD 2019-0023 applicable to Leonardo AW169 helicopters, all S/N, effective 05 Feb 2019.
04 Feb 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
01 Feb 2019 2019 East Coast - Gisborne and Hawke's Bay Airspace Review
01 Feb 2019 Part 77 Proposals - submissions close 28 Feb 2019:
Proposal for Crane for Matapihi Road-Girven Road Roundabout
Proposal for Review of Determination for Mobile Phone Tower Falvey Road Timaru
Proposal for Construction of Tainui Auckland Hotel 2 LP Ray Emery Drive Auckland
Proposal to Operate a Crane at 140 Hobson Street Auckland
Proposal for Luffing Tower Cranes for Student Accommodation Building Auckland CBD
01 Feb 2019 Director's approval for use of the PREDICT cardiovascular assessment tool
01 Feb 2019 Emergency Airworthiness Directive
EASA AD 2019-0019 applicable to Leonardo AW169 helicopters, all S/N