What's New

This is the fastest way to find out what's new on the CAA web site. 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.

Use the links below to find out more.

May

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.

April

28 Apr 2017 Updated and revised syllabuses for Subject No 8 – PPL meteorology, Subject No 20 – CPL Meteorology, and Subject No 42 – ATPL meteorology now available. These 'Pending' syllabuses will assist pilots to study the correct syllabus if their examination sitting date occurs after 24 Nov 2017.
27 Apr 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: EASA AD 2017-0072-E - effective date 28 Apr 2017
This AD is applicable to S10-VT and S12 powered gliders, all S/N.
27 Apr 2017 Maintenance Controller Course - Tauranga 17 to 18 May 2017 - a few places left, enrol now.
27 Apr 2017 Airworthiness Directive Amendment Schedule Nr 17-04 - effective 27 Apr 2017
26 Apr 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: FAA SAFO 17005 - issued 10 Apr 2017
Unauthorised maintenance performed on aircraft accessories/articles by Thunder Airmotive, Inc.
24 Apr 2017 Rule Projects in Progress - April update, including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report
24 Apr 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: EASA AD 2017-0066-E - effective date 25 Apr 2017
This emergency AD with effective date 25 April 2017 supersedes AD 2016-0240, and is applicable to EC 130 B4 and EC 130 T2 helicopters, all S/N.
21 Apr 2017 Flight Instructor Seminar 2017 - Register for Wellington, Ashburton and Hamilton dates
21 Apr 2017 PPL Medical Certification Consultation Document and Feedback Form - submissions close 19 Jun 2017
20 Apr 2017 Bird Incident Rate Report for Jan to Mar 2017
19 Apr 2017 Aircraft Register file for export updated
18 Apr 2017 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of a heliport - Hapuku, Kaikoura - closing date for submissions 26 Apr 2017
18 Apr 2017 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of a heliport - Skevingtons Road, Kaikoura - closing date for submissions 26 Apr 2017
18 Apr 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Calder Stewart Plant Limited - Crane at 645 Colombo Street, Christchurch
18 Apr 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Fletcher Construction NZ and South Pacific Ltd - Mobile Crane at Grey Base Hospital, Greymouth
18 Apr 2017 Exemption from the Requirement in Civil Aviation Rule 135.369 - 17/EXE/28 - issued 13 Apr 2017
13 Apr 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: FAA AD 2017-07-10 - Amercian Champion Aircraft Corp - effective 12 Apr 2017
This AD with effective date 12 April 2017 is applicable to American Champion Aircraft Corp. model 8KCAB aircraft, S/N 1116-2012 through to 1120-2012, and S/N 1122-2012 onwards, and any model 8KCAB aircraft fitted with exposed balance ailerons P/N 4-2142.
13 Apr 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: ATA 73 - Engine Fuel and Control - Drain Value Assembly - Inspection/Replacement - effective 14 Apr 2017
This AD supersedes EASA AD 2017-0019R1, and is applicable to Arriel 1A1, 1A2, 1B, 1C, 1C1, 1C2, 1D, 1D1, 1E2, 1K, 1K1, 1S and 1S1 engines, all S/N.
Compliance is required within the next 10 hours TIS, or 7 days, whichever occurs first after 14 April 2017.
12 Apr 2017 2017 West Coast - South Island Airspace Review - Final airspace changes consultation - submissions close 19 Apr 2017
11 Apr 2017 Fuel for Thought - AvKiwi Seminars - North Island dates added
11 Apr 2017 2017 Taranaki Airspace Review - Final airspace changes consultation - submissions close 19 Apr 2017
10 Apr 2017 Call for Nominations - Director’s Awards 2017
10 Apr 2017 March/April 2017 Vector magazine
07 Apr 2017 Changes to levies, fees and charges from 01 Jul 2017 - Triennial Funding Review 2016-19
05 Apr 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: Transport Canada CF-2015-16R2 - Tail Rotor - Pitch Link Spherical Bearing Accelerated Wear - effective 17 Apr 2017
This AD is applicable to Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (BHTC) 429 helicopters, S/N 57001 onwards.
04 Apr 2017 Agricultural Rating Issue and Continued Competency Grade 1 and 2 - Flight Test Standards Guide issued 30 Mar 2017
04 Apr 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Ebert Construction Limited - Tower Crane at 39-47 Union Street Auckland
04 Apr 2017 Aircraft Register file for export updated

March

31 Mar 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: CASA AWB 85-021 Issue 1 - issued 29 Mar 2017
Piston Engine Low Utilisation Maintenance Practices.
30 Mar 2017 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 17-03 - effective 30 Mar 2017
30 Mar 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: Transport Canada CASA 2017-02 Issue 01
Maintenance recommendation for Bell 206A, 206B, 206B-3, 206L-1, 206 L-3 AND 206L-4 helicopters regarding loss of tail rotor drive shaft flexible coupling hardware.
29 Mar 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: EASA AD 2017-0052 - ATA 76 - Engine Controls - Switches 53Ka, 53Kb and 65K - Inspection/Modification - effective 07 Apr 2017
29 Mar 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: CASA AWB 31-009 Issue 1 - issued 28 Mar 2017
Horizontal Situation Indicator - Premature drive belt failure.
28 Mar 2017 Rule Projects in Progress - March update, including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report
27 Mar 2017 2017 West Coast Airspace Review User Consultation Meeting - Monday 3 Apr 2017
Submissions deadline extended to Thursday 10 Apr 2017
27 Mar 2017 Timaru MBZ Amendment 2017 Meeting - Wednesday 5 Apr 2017
Submissions deadline extended to Thursday 10 Apr 2017
22 Mar 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Fulton Hogan Limited - Increase in Boom Length of 180E Crawler Crane
22 Mar 2017 IA Renewal Course Update - Wellington 29 to 30 Aug 2017
16 Mar 2017 Proposed changes to Waikato CFZs - User Consultation - Submissions close Mon 10 April 2017
16 Mar 2017 Sector Risk Profiling - What is it to aviation in New Zealand
15 Mar 2017 Aircraft Register file for export updated
15 Mar 2017 Fuel for Thought - AvKiwi Seminars - New dates added
14 Mar 2017 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determination - Rotorua Lakefront Heliport
14 Mar 2017 Proposed changes to Timaru MBZ – User Consultation - Submissions close Mon 10 April 2017
13 Mar 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive - EASA AD 2017-0046-E - ATA 63 Main Rotor Drive - Engine and Transmission Oil Cooling System - Inspection/Modification - effective 14 Mar 2017
13 Mar 2017 SMS Industry Workshops Feb to Mar 2017 - Now Full
10 Mar 2017 2017 Taranaki Airspace Review User Consultation Meeting - Tuesday 28 Mar 2017
Submissions deadline extended to Thursday 06 Apr 2017
10 Mar 2017 Notice of Proposed Rule Making 17-02 Small Issues Rule Amendments - Submissions date extended to 20 Mar 2017
09 Mar 2017 Omnibus rule project 2016 - rule changes effective 10 Mar 2017:
Part 1, Amendment 51 Definitions and Abbreviations
Part 19, Amendment 19 Transition Rules
Part 21, Amendment 9 Certification of Products and Parts
Part 43, Amendment 12 General Maintenance Rules
Part 61, Amendment 12 Pilot Licences and Ratings
Part 91, Amendment 27 General Operating and Flight Rules
Part 101, Amendment 8 Gyrogliders and Parasails, Unmanned Aircraft (including Balloons), Kites, and Rockets - Operating Rules
Part 115, Amendment 4 Adventure Aviation – Certification and Operations
Part 119, Amendment 16 Air Operator – Certification
Part 121, Amendment 28 Air Operations – Large Aeroplanes
Part 125, Amendment 21 Air Operations – Medium Aeroplanes
Part 137, Amendment 7 Agricultural Aircraft Operations
Part 139, Amendment 13 Aerodromes – Certification, Operation and Use
Part 141, Amendment 5 Aviation Training Organisations – Certification
Part 145, Amendment 14 Aircraft Maintenance Organisations – Certification
Part 146, Amendment 4 Aircraft Design Organisations – Certification
Part 147, Amendment 1 Maintenance Training Organisations - Certification
Part 148, Amendment 5 Aircraft Manufacturing Organisations – Certification
Part 171, Amendment 5 Aeronautical Telecommunication Services - Operation and Certification
Part 172, Amendment 12 Air Traffic Service Organisations – Certification
Part 173, Amendment 3 Instrument Flight Procedure Service Organisation - Certification and Operation
Part 174, Amendment 5 Aviation Meteorological Service Organisations – Certification
Part 175, Amendment 8 Aeronautical Information Services Organisations – Certification
08 Mar 2017 Survey on Civil Aviation Rule 135.505 - Submissions have closed and the CAA is assessing responses
08 Mar 2017 Part 66 Re-currency Seminars - July dates for Ardmore, Hamilton and Tauranga added
Registrations close at 5pm Tuesday 20 Jun 2017
07 Mar 2017 IA Renewal Course - Queenstown 22 to 23 Apr 2017 - Now Full
06 Mar 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive FAA AD 2017-05-51 applicable to Bell 429 helicopters fitted with an Air Comm Corporation air conditioning system
06 Mar 2017 Part 157 notice of proposal for construction of a heliport - Hokitika Gorge Heliport - closing date for submissions 23 Mar 2017
03 Mar 2017 Vacancy: Licensing Adviser Medical - Aviation Infrastructure & Personnel - applications close Friday 17 Mar 2017
03 Mar 2017 Aviation Safety Summary Report - 01 Oct to 31 Dec 2016
03 Mar 2017 Aircraft Register file for export updated
03 Mar 2017 Approved Operator Call Signs - PDF updated
02 Mar 2017 Rule Projects in Progress - February update, including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report
02 Mar 2017 List of Certificated Regulated Air Cargo Agents - Physical Addresses - PDF updated
02 Mar 2017 Part 66 Re-currency Seminars - Queenstown seminar on 21 Apr 2017 added
Registration closes at 5pm Friday 07 Apr 2017
01 Mar 2017 Survey on Civil Aviation Rule 135.505 - Reminder that submissions close on 07 Mar 2017
01 Mar 2017 Vacancy: Executive Assistant - Corporate Services Group - applications close Monday 13 Mar 2017
01 Mar 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CAN 05-006 - issued 01 Mar 2017
To advise operators and maintainers of cargo hook systems that compliance with manufacturer provided Instructions for Continuing Airworthiness (ICA) is required to ensure the hook system is kept in an airworthiness condition