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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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December 2018

19 Dec 2018 Just Culture – what it means to CAA
19 Dec 2018 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 18-12 - effective 20 Dec 2018
19 Dec 2018 Met Blog - updated
18 Dec 2018 Media Statement – Don't fly your drone like a turkey this Christmas
18 Dec 2018 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determination - Intercontinental Wellington Heliport
18 Dec 2018 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of a Heliport at Taihape - submissions close 20 Dec 2018
18 Dec 2018 CAA's response to the inquiry of the State Services Commission into the use of external security consultants across the public sector
18 Dec 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: CAN 71-002 - issued 18 Dec 2018
All Airbus/Eurocopter EC 120 B helicopters.
17 Dec 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directives - Pacific Aerospace 750XL Aircraft:
DCA/750XL/32A NLG and MLG Attachment Bolts - Inspection
DCA/750XL/33 Aileron Pivot Fork Assembly - Inspection
17 Dec 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
14 Dec 2018 IA (Inspection Authorisation) Certificate Courses - 2019 dates added
14 Dec 2018 CASA AWB 85-025 Issue 2 - Robinson R22/R44 Engine Intake Valve and Valve Seat Distress
11 Dec 2018 Dangerous Goods poster updated
10 Dec 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
10 Dec 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive EASA  AD 2018-0265-E - BRP-ROTAX GmbH & Co KG - Rotax 914 and 915 engines
07 Dec 2018 CASA AWB 85-025 Issue 1 - Robinson R22/R44 Engine Intake Valve and Valve Seat Distress
07 Dec 2018 Advisory Circular AC91-22 Aircraft Refuelling and Defueling - Fire Prevention and Safety Guidance Measures, Rev 1
05 Dec 2018 Revised Type Acceptance Report - Airbus Helicopters AS 350/EC 130 Series - Revision 6
04 Dec 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: EASA 2018-0261-E - effective 03 Dec 2018
ATA 64 - Tail Rotor - Tail Rotor Servo Actuator - Inspection, applicable to AW169 and AW189 helicopters. Note: This AD was reissued to correct certain ASB references.
03 Dec 2018 Summer 2018 Vector magazineVector magazine Summer 2018
03 Dec 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated

November 2018

30 Nov 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Construction of 37 Level Hotel, 58 Albert Street, Auckland - submissions close 17 Dec 2018
29 Nov 2018 Paraglider accident, Mount Roy near Wanaka, 2 Jan 2018
29 Nov 2018 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 18-11 - effective 29 Nov 2018
29 Nov 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane at 1 Bellingham Road Ormiston, Auckland - submissions close 17 Dec 2018
29 Nov 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: CAN 25-002 - effective 29 Nov 2018
All AS350 and AS355 series helicopters fitted with any forward two-place seat.
29 Nov 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: SAIB CE-18-32 - issued 28 Nov 2018
Cessna 208B aircraft commonly referred to as “208B EX” or “EX” fitted with a Textron PT6A-140 engine.
28 Nov 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Icon Co Pty NZ Ltd - Luffing Tower Crane 58 Albert Street, Auckland
27 Nov 2018 Annual Report 2017/2018
27 Nov 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Kalmar Construction Ltd - Crane 15 Centreway Road, Orewa, North Shore, Auckland
27 Nov 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - NZ Strong Construction Ltd - Crane at 100 Halsey Street, Auckland
27 Nov 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS) - CAA release PBN Operational End-State 2023 document
26 Nov 2018 Rule Projects in Progress - November update, including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report
26 Nov 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: SAIB SW-18-31 Revision 1 - issued 21 Nov 2018
Aspen Avionics, Inc. (Aspen), Evolution EFD1000 Primary Flight Display (PFD), an EFD1000 Multi-Function Display (MFD), and/or an EFD500 MFD unit as installed by Supplementary Type Certificate (STC) No. SA10822SC.
26 Nov 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
22 Nov 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: EASA AD 2018-0252-E - effective 22 Nov 2018
This AD replaces EASA AD 2018-0250-E, and is applicable to AW169 helicopters, all S/N.
21 Nov 2018 Speed Wing Fatal Accident, Mt Isthmus near Wanaka, 14 Oct 2018
21 Nov 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS) - South Island operators get on board with PBN
21 Nov 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: CASA 2018-10 Issue 01 - issued 16 Nov 2018
Operators and maintainers of Bell 206L series, 407 and 505 helicopters – Cracking of Main Rotor Transmission Bevel Gears.
20 Nov 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: EASA AD 2018-0250-E - effective 21 Nov 2018
This AD is applicable to AW169 helicopters, all S/N. (Now replaced by EASA AD 2018-0252-E effective 22 Nov 2018.)
19 Nov 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
14 Nov 2018 Safety message - Loose items can be fatal - issued 14 Nov 2018
14 Nov 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: SAFO 18014 - issued 25 Oct 2018
Identification and Manipulation of Circuit Breakers During Abnormal or Emergency Situations.
13 Nov 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS) - Last chance to register for Performance Based Navigation Expo
12 Nov 2018 Bird Incident Rate Report Jul to Sep 2018
12 Nov 2018 Aviation Safety Summary Report - 01 Jul to 30 Sep 2018
12 Nov 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
09 Nov 2018 Agricultural operations safety
08 Nov 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: EASA AD 2018-0241-E - effective 09 Nov 2018
This AD is applicable to Leonardo AW169 helicopters, all S/N.
07 Nov 2018 CAA SMS Implementation support survey
07 Nov 2018 CAA Briefing - November 2018
06 Nov 2018 Proposed General Directions Notice 2018 Exceptions for Temporary Medical Conditions
Submissions close 16 Dec 2018.
06 Nov 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS) - Limited spaces available for Part 91/135 National PBN Expo
05 Nov 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
02 Nov 2018 Proposed General Directions Notice 2018 Colour Vision Deficiency
The Director of Civil Aviation is consulting on a further proposal on how best to manage medical certificate applicants who are assessed as having colour vision deficiency.
Submissions close 16 Dec 2018.
01 Nov 2018 Flight Training in New Zealand Safety Report - Oct 2018

October 2018

31 Oct 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: FAA SAIB CE-18-26 - Revision 1 - issued 30 Oct 2018
Risks associated with Dye Penetrant Inspection Methods
31 Oct 2018 Fatal Accident Reports
CAA Occurrence Number 16/5545 - ZK-SMF Matamata Aerodrome
CAA Occurrence Number 16/6701 - ZK-JPU 24 NM West of Gisborne Aerodrome
30 Oct 2018 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determination - Poronui Lodge Heliport
30 Oct 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane Operation 116 Access Road Kumeu - submissions close 16 Nov 2018
30 Oct 2018 Rule Projects in Progress - October update, including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report
29 Oct 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
26 Oct 2018 Part 115 Adventure Aviation – Certification and Operations - Exemption 19/EXE/16 - issued 23 Oct 2018
26 Oct 2018 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane Autex Project 38-40 Westpoint Drive Hobsonville - submissions close 14 Nov 2018
25 Oct 2018 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment 18-10 - effective 25 Oct 2018
25 Oct 2018 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - submissions close 14 Nov 2018
Restoration of existing Communications and Broadcast Mast at Ruru Hill 
Luffing Tower Crane 58 Albert Street, Auckland City
Tower Crane Elizabeth Street Development, Tauranga
24 Oct 2018 MET Symposium 2018
23 Oct 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
19 Oct 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: EASA AD 2018-0225-E - effective 22 Oct 2018
This AD is applicable to MBB-BK117 C-2 and MBB-BK117 D-2 helicopters, all S/N.
18 Oct 2018 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determination - Hokitika Gorge Heliport
18 Oct 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determinations
Armstrong Downes Commercial 2012 Ltd, Concrete Pump at 300 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu
Pinnacle Rigging 2015 Ltd, Crane at 32 Raumati Road, Raumati Beach
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

 

Just Culture – what it means to CAA