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September

20 Sep 2017 Fatal Accident Report - CAA Occurrence 14/1159 - ZK-HQP - Wharerata Forest, Gisborne
20 Sep 2017 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of a Heliport - Murchison Heli Tours Heliport - submissions close 09 Oct 2017
20 Sep 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Structure at Pukekohe Waste Water Treatment Plant - submissions close 09 Oct 2017
18 Sep 2017 NPRM 18-02 NSS Surveillance ADS-B above FL 245, published on 14 Sep 2017, contained editorial errors in clause 2.1 General Summary. References were made to 'above flight level 24,500 feet' and 'below flight level 24,500 feet'. These references have been amended to read 'above flight level 245', and 'below flight level 245'. There are no other amendments. Submissions close on 27 Oct 2017. Any inconvenience caused is regretted.
18 Sep 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
15 Sep 2017 Advisory Circulars AC 66-2.20 and AC66-2.21 - updated

AC66-2.20 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence — Examination Subject 20 Air Law — Written
- Two advisory circulars AC21-9 Special Flight Permits and AC100-1 Safety Management added to the publication list under 'Required study material'
- Safety management added to syllabus subject topic 13 'Internal quality assurance' and its subject matter

AC66-2.21 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence — Examination Subject 21 Air Law — Oral
- Safety management added to syllabus subject topic 3.4 'Internal quality assurance' and its subject matter
15 Sep 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: EASA AD 2017-0176-E - effective 18 Sep 2017
This AD is applicable to A109E, A109LUH, A109S, AW109SP, A119 and AW119MKII helicopters, all serial numbers.
15 Sep 2017 Regulatory Investigations Unit Annual Report 2017
14 Sep 2017 NPRM open for comment: NPRM 18-02 NSS Surveillance ADS-B above FL245 - comments close 27 Oct 2017
13 Sep 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination:
Naylor Love Construction Ltd - Tower Crane at Five Mile Shopping Centre, Queenstown
13 Sep 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: CAN 25-001 - effective 13 Sep 2017
Operators of Titan T51 Mustang aircraft with a Flight Permit (Class 2 microlight) and aircraft with a Special Category - Amateur Built Airworthiness Certificate.
13 Sep 2017 Notice of proposed amendment of general directions - Impaired Colour Vision
12 Sep 2017 Review of Private Pilot Licence Medical Certification Requirements - summary of submissions
11 Sep 2017 Part 157 Heliport Unobjectionable Determinations:
Western Helicopters Heliport, Te Kuiti
Lake Heron Station
Part 157 Conditional Determination:
Cedar Safaris Limited, Cedar Lodge Heliport, Makarora
11 Sep 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
07 Sep 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: Transport Canada CASA 2017-07 - issued 29 Aug 2017
The purpose of this CASA is to ensure affected operators are aware that use of tail rotor pitch change chain assembly P/N 205-001-721-001 for Bell 204B helicopters is no longer supported by Bell Helicopter. The affected assembly may also be installed on other Bell helicopter models.
07 Sep 2017 Aviation Safety Officer Course - Dunedin 21-22 Sep 2017 (Final South Island course)
07 Sep 2017 GANIS/2 2017 Invitation from Bill Maynard, Vice Chair, ICAO Meteorology Panel
07 Sep 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination:
JD Rigging Services Limited - Tower Crane at Wellington East Girls College
06 Sep 2017 NPRM 17-02 Interim Small Issues 16/17 Rule Amendments - Summary of Public Submissions
06 Sep 2017 Weather Card - revised Aug 2017
06 Sep 2017 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of Helipads - Kaikoura beachfront  submissions close 21 Sep 2017
06 Sep 2017 Part 157 Notice of proposal for alteration of an aerodrome - Kaikoura Aerodrome - submissions close 21 Sep 2017
06 Sep 2017 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of a heliport - Eighty Eight Valley - 3.4 kilometres south west of Wakefield - submissions close 21 Sep 2017
06 Sep 2017 Form 24115/10 Application for Amendment of an Adventure Aviation Operator Certificate under Civil Aviation Rules, Part 115
Amended to incorporate requirements related to safety management systems (SMS).
05 Sep 2017 Vector SMS Articles - added to SMS page
05 Sep 2017 Part 157 Unobjectionable Determination - Mid Waiho Loop Heliport
04 Sep 2017 Aviation Safety Summary Report - 01 Apr 2017 to 30 Jun 2017
04 Sep 2017 NPRM 18-01 Aircraft Emergency Location Equipment - submissions close 02 Oct 2017
04 Sep 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
01 Sep 2017 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of a heliport - Kaikoure Helicopters - 3 kilometres north of Kaikoura - submissions close 16 Sep 2017
01 Sep 2017 Type Acceptance Report: Cessna F337 Series

August

31 Aug 2017 Safety Management Systems (SMS) Industry Workshops Feb/Mar 2018
31 Aug 2017 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 17-08 - effective 31 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017 CAA 24109/03 - Exposition Amendment Summary Sheet for a Regulated Air Cargo Agent under Part 109
31 Aug 2017 Notice of proposal for construction of a heliport - Rotor Work Heliport Kihikihe - submissions close 20 Sep 2017
31 Aug 2017 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of a heliport - Helisc base, 6.5 kilometres north of Pleasant Point - submissions close 18 Sep 2017
30 Aug 2017 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of a heliport - Waitohi Domain, Picton - closing date for submissions 11 Sep 2017
30 Aug 2017 Rule Projects in Progress - August update, including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report
29 Aug 2017 List of Certificated Regulated Air Cargo Agents - Physical Addresses - updated
29 Aug 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: SAIB CE-17-25 - effective 25 Aug 2017
Inspections for cracks and corrosion in elevator torque tubes on Textron Aviation Inc. (Cessna) 172, 175,
180, 182, 185, 188, and 208 aeroplanes.
28 Aug 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
24 Aug 2017 RPAS: A YouTubeTM video shows why you should always comply with Civil Aviation Rules and keep your drone 4 km from any aerodrome
24 Aug 2017 Type Acceptance Report: Cessna 337 Series
24 Aug 2017 Airbus EC130 B4 DCA-EC130-27A AIR 2782 - Limitations Section
24 Aug 2017 2017 Completed Airspace Review: Final Airspace Changes - effective 09 Nov 2017
23 Aug 2017 Final South Island Safety Aviation Officer Course - Dunedin 21-22 Sep 2017
23 Aug 2017 IA Renewal Course Wellington 29 - 30 Aug 2017 is now closed
23 Aug 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane at Workspace Drive Hobsonville - submissions close 12 Sep 2017
23 Aug 2017 Bird Incident Rate Report - Apr to Jun 2017
22 Aug 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace:
Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace -Tower Cranes for New Engineering Building Auckland University - submissions close 07 Sep 2017
Navigable Airspace Determination - Marlborough Precint Holdings Limited - 15 Story Building Hobsonville Point Auckland
22 Aug 2017 2017 airspace review: Proposed changes to Timaru MBZ - summary of submissions
21 Aug 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
17 Aug 2017 ACAG Membership - List updated following 2017 election
17 Aug 2017 Missing Aircraft Owners - update
17 Aug 2017 Aviation Community Advisory Group (ACAG)/CAA Minutes - Mar and Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: CAN 14-002 - effective 16 Aug 2017
Operators of Robinson R22 series helicopters fitted with a Helipod NZ Limited spray system.
15 Aug 2017 Medical Manual Draft: Part 3.9 - Mental Health
Comments close 13 Oct 2017
14 Aug 2017 Aircraft Register file for export updated
11 Aug 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: FAA AD 2017-16-11 - effective 15 Aug 2017
This AD is applicable to Lycoming engines listed in Table 1 of Lycoming MSB 632B dated 4 August 2017, and all Lycoming engines that were overhauled or repaired using replacement parts shipped from Lycoming Engines listed in Table 2 of MSB 632B.
10 Aug 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: UK MPD 2017-005-E - effective 09 Aug 2017
This MPD is applicable to uncertified Rotax 912 iS and Rotax 912 iS Sport engines, all S/N
10 Aug 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directives: DCA/DH60/111A, DCA/DH82/129A and DCA/DH83/105A - effective 10 Aug 2017
De Havilland DH60 Moth series aircraft fitted with wing spars manufactured under NZ STC 0/21E/3 by Croydon Aircraft Co Limited (STC issue date 20 March 2003).
De Havilland DH82 Tiger Moth series aircraft fitted with wing spars manufactured under NZ STC 0/21E/5 by Croydon Aircraft Co Limited (STC issue date 22 January 2003).
De Havilland DH82 Tiger Moth series aircraft fitted with aileron spars manufactured under NZ STC 0/21E/4 by Croydon Aircraft Co Limited (STC issue date 22 March 2003).
De Havilland DH83 Fox Moth series aircraft fitted with wing spars manufactured under NZ STC 0/21E/5 by Croydon Aircraft Co Limited (STC issue date 22 January 2003).
De Havilland DH83 Fox Moth series aircraft fitted with aileron spars manufactured under NZ STC 0/21E/4 by Croydon Aircraft Co Limited (STC issue date 22 March 2003).
09 Aug 2017 SMS Implementation Plan Submission Infographic
The next round of participants are required to submit their SMS implementation plans to the CAA by 30 July 2018.
08 Aug 2017 Chief Executive Expense Disclosure 01 Jul 2016 to 30 Jun 2017
08 Aug 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination:
Watts and Hughes Ltd - Tower Crane 39-53 Beach Road, Auckland
08 Aug 2017 Final South Island Safety Aviation Officer Course - Dunedin 21-22 Sep 2017
08 Aug 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace -
Mobile Crane for Mast for Footbridge at George Bolt Memorial Drive Auckland Intl Airport Ltd - submissons close 19 Aug 2017
07 Aug 2017 Fatigue risk management project summary of public submissions
An infographic summary of the key themes, and a comprehensive summary of the submissions are now available
07 Aug 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
04 Aug 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directives:DCA/DH60/111, DCA/DH82/129and DCA/DH83/105 - effective 04 Aug 2017
De Havilland DH60 Moth wing spars and aileron spars manufactured by Croydon Aircraft Co Limited under NZ STC 0/21E/3.
De Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth wing spars and aileron spars manufactured by Croydon Aircraft Co Limited under NZ STC 0/21E/4 and NZ STC 0/21E/5
De Havilland DH83 Fox Moth wing spars and aileron spars manufactured by Croydon Aircraft Co Limited under NZ STC 0/21E/4 and NZ STC 0/21E/5.
04 Aug 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination:
Meridian Energy Guyed Tubular Steel Tower, Parakai
04 Aug 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination:
CBC Construction Ltd - Hammer Head Tower Crane at Hobsonville Point
04 Aug 2017 Updated Fees, charges and levies - effective 01 July 2017
04 Aug 2017 Sector Risk Profile updated: Part 135 Air Operations – Helicopters and Small Aeroplanes
We seek your assistance, including a nomination of a person from your organisation who will participate in this inititive. In adition, a survey has been created to aid in risk identification.
02 Aug 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: 05-007 - Lycoming Service Instruction 1009 - Time Between Overhaul Extensions - issued 02 Aug 2017
This CAN is to provide guidance regarding the assessment of, and the decision as to whether an engine qualifies for a time between overhaul extension per the requirements in Lycoming SI 1009BA.
01 Aug 2017 List of Certificated Regulated Air Cargo Agents - Physical Addresses - updated
01 Aug 2017 Auckland VOLMET, NZAA & NZCH TAFs
The validity period of TAFs for Auckland (NZAA) and Christchurch (NZCH) change from 9 hours to 24 hours wef 0000 UTC, 1 August 2017.

July

31 Jul 2017 Rule Projects in Progress - July update, including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report
31 Jul 2017 Form 24137/01 Issue, renewal or amendment of an Agricultural Aircraft Operator Certificate
Sections 7 and 10 updated to clarify log book requirements.
31 Jul 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
31 Jul 2017 July/August 2017 Vector magazine
27 Jul 2017 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 17-07 - effective 27 Jul 2017
25 Jul 2017 Media Release: Awards for aviators' outstanding safety focus
25 Jul 2017 2017 Director of Civil Aviation Awards - Recipients announced
25 Jul 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: CAN 85-008 Revision 3 - issued 25 Jul 2017
This Continuing Airworthiness Notice (CAN) revised to introduce Lycoming MSB 632A, dated 23 July 2017, which clarifies the engine models affected, and the required actions.
24 Jul 2017 List of technical data accepted by the Director under the provisions of CAR 21.503(a) - updated
24 Jul 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
21 Jul 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: FAA AD 2017-15-02 - effective 04 Aug 2017
This AD is applicable to Bell 212 and 412 helicopters fitted with an engine oil check valve P/N 209-062-520-001, or a fuel check valve P/N 209-062-607-001 manufactured by Circor Aerospace, marked “Circle Seal” and with a manufacturing date code of “10/11” (Oct 2011) through to “03/15” (Mar 2015).
20 Jul 2017 New Type Acceptance Reports:
Safran Arrius 2
Dassault Falcon 2000EX
19 Jul 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: CAN 85-008 Revision 2 - issued 19 Jul 2017
This Continuing Airworthiness Notice (CAN) revised to introduce Lycoming MSB 632, dated 17 July 2017, which provides instructions to identify connecting rods fitted with non-conforming small end bushings.
19 Jul 2017 2017 New Southern Sky Roadshow - November 2017 NSS roadshow announced. Full itinerary coming soon.
17 Jul 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: CASA AWB 24-012 issue 1 - issued 14 Jul 2017
This AWB provides information for accomplishing capacity tests to determine serviceability of lead acid batteries. Failures of batteries can result in costly AOG situations and catastrophic inflight emergencies
17 Jul 2017 Fatigue Risk Management Panel (FRPM) Agenda and Meeting Minutes - 01 Jun 2017
17 Jul 2017 Feedback July 2017 - Canadian Aviation Service Difficulty Reports
Safety awareness communication for the aviation community.
14 Jul 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: EASA AD 2017-0120 - effective 27 Jul 2017 
DIAMOND AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES GmbH - DA 42 and DA 42 M aeroplane. This AD is applicable to DA42 and DA42M aircraft, S/N 42.004 to 42.427 inclusive, 42.AC001 to 42.AC151 inclusive and 42.M001 to 42.M027 inclusive, fitted with TAE 125-02-99 engines (modification MÄM 42-198 or Optional Service Bulletin (OSB) 42-046) or TAE 125-02-114 engines (modification OÄM 42-252 or OSB 42-107).
14 Jul 2017 Revised Medical Manual: Part 2 - The Medical Certification System, revision 2
To coincide with the funding review
Medical Manual Draft: Part 3.1 - Cardiovascular System
Comments close Oct 13 2017
10 Jul 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: Transport Canada AD CF-2017-23 - effective date 21 Jul 2017
Applicable to Bell 429 helicopters, S/N 57001 and subsequent fitted with a Goodrich 44316 series hoist
10 Jul 2017 Part 66 Recurrency Seminar venues added:
Palmerston North Airport, Massey University School of Aviation - Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 from 1300-1700 hours
Napier Aero Club, Napier Airport - Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 from 1300-1700 hours
Part 66 Recurrency Nelson Seminars, change of venue: Nelson Meeting Room in the Air New Zealand Regional Maintenance Limited (ANZRML) Building - Tuesday 15 Aug 2017
06 Jul 2017 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of a heliport - Cattle Flat, Wanaka - closing date for submissions 26 Jul 2017
06 Jul 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination: Fletcher Building Holdings Limited - Tower Crane Westgate Westfields Centre, Massey Auckland
06 Jul 2017 ICAO: Annex 7 compliance checklist, Amendment 6
05 Jul 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determinations:
Leighs Cockram JV Limited - Crane at 310 Great King Street, North Dunedin
Daniel Smith Industries Limited - Crane at HREF Building, Christchurch
03 Jul 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: FAA SAIB CE-17-18 - issued 20 Jun 2017
This SAIB is applicable to mufflers fitted on Aviat Aircraft Inc. models A-1, A-1A, A-1B, and A-1C-180 aircraft.
03 Jul 2017  Aviation Safety Report - 01 Jan 2016 to 31 Dec 2016