What's New

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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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April

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 - Piston Engine Low Utilisation Maintenance Practices - issued 29 Mar 2017
30 Mar 2017 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 17-03 - effective 30 Mar 2017
30 Mar 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: Transport Canada Aviation Safety Alert 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 - Horizontal Situation Indicator - Premature drive belt failure - issued 28 Mar 2017
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

February

28 Feb 2017 2017 Christchurch CTR amendment proposal - User Consultation. Submissions close 06 Apr 2017
28 Feb 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - TP 6980E - issued 28 Feb 2017
Feedback is published quarterly by the Continuing Airworthiness Division of Transport Canada, informing the aviation community of reported day-to-day problems that affect aircraft airworthiness in Canada. Issue 03/2016 has recently been published.
28 Feb 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA SAIB CE-17-08 - issued 21 Feb 2017
This SAIB is in response to an overseas incident on a Piper PA-23-250 aircraft where the right main landing gear collapsed during landing. Applicable to Piper PA-23-150, PA-23-160, PA-23-235, and PA-23-250 aircraft.
27 Feb 2017 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determination - Glacier Country Heliport, Franz Josef
27 Feb 2017 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determination - Makarora Heliport
27 Feb 2017 2017 West Coast Airspace Review - South Island - Summary of Submissions and Subsequent Consultation
Submissions close 06 Apr 2017.
24 Feb 2017 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determination - Greenstone Heliport, Haast
23 Feb 2017 Updated rule compliance matrices:
24119/08M Part 119/121/125 Compliance Matrix - Maintenance
24119/10M Part 119/135 Compliance Matrix - Maintenance
24135/05 Compliance Matrix - Maintenance - General Aviation Air Operator Certificate.
These matrices now include a line to record your method of compliance for aircraft software configuration management. This will allow participants to address this requirement early in the application process, allowing a more efficient assessment by the CAA.
We also recommend you read the Nov-Dec 2016 Vector article “Know Your Software”
For any queries about these changes, please contact Xavier.ruch@caa.govt.nz.
23 Feb 2017 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 17-02 - effective 23 Feb 2017
22 Feb 2017 Engineer Licensing Consultation - updated
22 Feb 2017 Type Acceptance Report - Cessna (Textron) 208 Series - Revision 3
22 Feb 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive - UK MPD 2017-003-E Effective Date 21 Feb 2017
This MPD is applicable to Pegasus Quasar 2 TC, Pegasus Quantum 15 (Rotax 2-stroke engines), Pegasus Quantum 15-912, Pegasus Quantum 15-HKS, Pegasus Quik, Quik GT450, QuikR, Quik GTR and PulsR.
21 Feb 2017 SMS Industry Training - Koru Aviation Ltd
21 Feb 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive - UK MPD 2017-002-E Effective Date 20 Feb 2017
Westland Scout AH/1, Westland Wasp HAS1, Westland Wasp MK1B and Saunders-Roe Saro P.531, all series.
21 Feb 2017 Type Acceptance Report - Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (CRJ900) Revision 1
20 Feb 2017 Notice of Proposed Rule Making 17-02 Small Issues Rule Amendments
Affects Parts 1, 12, 21, 43, 61, 91, 115, 121, 125, and 135. Submissions close Monday 13 March 2017.
20 Feb 2017 Advisory Circular AC91-9 & AC172-1 Radiotelephony Manual Revision 11.1
18 Feb 2017 Briefing for the Incoming Associate Minister 2017
18 Feb 2017 Part 66 Re-currency Seminar - Ardmore 15 May 2017 
17 Feb 2017 New Southern Sky: Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) Development
16 Feb 2017 Fatigue risk management: Reminder that submissions to the Fatigue Risk Management Discussion Document close 5 pm 20 Feb 2017
16 Feb 2017

Aviation Safety Officer Course - Auckland 02 to 03 Mar 2017 - Now Full

16 Feb 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CAN 02-001- issued 16 Feb 2017
This CAN is issued to alert operators and maintainers of a recent failure of a tail rotor fork bolt P/N 369A1602-3 on a Hughes 369D helicopter. The bolt should be installed using the elongation method to ensure proper clamp-up of the tail rotor hub and fork, and if during installation of a tail rotor fork bolt the elongation exceeds 0.011 inches (0.279mm), then the bolt must be replaced.
15 Feb 2017 Aviation Safety Officer Course - Auckland 2 and 3 Mar 2017  a few places left, enrol now and take a step on the ladder to SMS.
15 Feb 2017 CAA Notices - a new tool being used by the CAA to make Civil Aviation Rules more adaptable to change
15 Feb 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice FAA SAIB CE-16-16 - dated 04 May 2016
Potential for cracks and corrosion in the stabilizer hinge brackets and tailcone reinforcement brackets on Cessna 180 and 185 aircraft fitted with floats or skis.
14 Feb 2017 Revised type acceptance report: Cameron Balloons US, revision 2
13 Feb 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: EASA SIB 2017-01 supersedes EASA SIB 2016-14R1 and provides general safety precautions regarding the air transportation of damaged, defective or recalled lithium batteries.
10 Feb 2017 2017 Airspace Review:
2017 Taranaki Airspace Review - Subsequent Consultation - submissions close 30 Mar 2017
Airways New Zealand submissions to the Civil Aviation Authority's 2017 Taranaki Airspace Review: New Plymouth CTR and CTA proposal
10 Feb 2017 METAR Flowchart updated
09 Feb 2017 Vacancy: Team Leader Airworthiness - Special Flight Operations and Recreational Aviation unit - applications close Monday 06 Mar 2017
08 Feb 2017 Vacancy: Airworthiness Inspector - Helicopters and Agricultural unit - applications close Sunday 05 Mar 2017
08 Feb 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive EASA AD 2017-0020-E : ATA 05 - Tail Rotor - Pitch Rod - Inspection - effective 09 Feb 2017
This AD is applicable to Airbus Helicopters model AS350 B, BA, BB, B1, B2, B3, and AS355 E, F, F1, F2, N, NP helicopters, all S/N, which embody modification (mod) 075601 or mod 076602.
The AD is prompted by several reports of finding significant damage of the elastomeric ball-joint of the tail rotor (TR) pitch rod (horn side) on AS350 and AS355 helicopters. The investigation to determine the cause for this damage is on-going.
07 Feb 2017 Maintenance Controller Course - Enrolments now open for 2017
07 Feb 2017 Review of pilot operating time-on-type for small air transport operations:
Survey – we want to hear about your experience with CAR 135.505
07 Feb 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice CAN 27-009 Rev 1 - MD Helicopters 369/500/600 - MRB Abrasion Strip Inspections - issued 07 Feb 2017
Delamination or dis-bonding of the abrasion strip on Main Rotor Blades (MRBs) fitted to MD helicopters. MRB abrasion strip delamination or dis-bonding can cause vibration and possible loss of aircraft control.
07 Feb 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: EASA AD 2017-0019-E - effective 07 Feb 2017
This AD with effective date 07 Feb 2017 is applicable to ARRIEL 1A1, 1A2, 1B, 1C, 1C1, 1C2, 1D, 1D1, 1E2, 1K, 1K1, 1S and 1S1 engines, all S/N. Compliance with EASA AD 2017-0019-E is required within the next 10 hours TIS, or 7 days, whichever occurs first.
The AD is prompted by reports of fuel leaks originating from the drain valve (DV) assembly on certain ARRIEL 1 engines. Investigation revealed that the fuel leaks are due to non-compliant diaphragms.
02 Feb 2017 Vacancy: Airworthiness Inspector (Avionics) - applications close Thursday 16 Feb 2017
02 Feb 2017 Vacancy: Air Transport Inspector - Flight Operations - applications close Monday 13 Feb 2017
02 Feb 2017 Advisory Circular AC91-9 and AC172-1 - Radiotelephony Manual - 02 Mar 2017
Revision 11 updates the standard radiotelephone phraseologies procedures to align with the requirement of rule 172.105 (b)
02 Feb 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Increase in Boom Length of 180E Crawler Crane at Huntly - submissions close 21 Feb 2017
02 Feb 2017 Exemption from the Requirement in Civil Aviation Rule 125.361(d)(7) - 16/EXE/39 - issued 01 Feb 2017
02 Feb 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: FAA SAIB NM-17-07 - issued 26 Jan 2017
Potential unsafe condition with the end release buckle on certain AmSafe restraint system assemblies installed on passenger seats.
AmSafe SB 504443-25-02 issue 10, dated 10 February 2016 provides instructions for inspecting and testing the buckle assembly for defects.
01 Feb 2017 Aircraft Register file for export updated
01 Feb 2017 AvKiwi Safety Seminars


2017 AvKiwi Safety Seminar topic revealed and venues announced
01 Feb 2017 Bird Incident Rate Report - October to December 2016
01 Feb 2017 Rule Projects in Process - January update, including Advisory Circulars monthly Report

Rule Projects in Progress - March update, including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report