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.

June

21 Jun 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Tower Crane at New Project Queenstown - submissions close 07 Jul 2017
19 Jun 2017 Aircraft Register file for export updated
16 Jun 2017 New form: 24047/13 Application for Deferral of Participation Levy
15 Jun 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Tower Crane Westgate Westfields Centre, Massey Auckland - submissions close 30 Jun 2017
15 Jun 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: FAA SAIB CE-17-16 - issued 09 Jun 2017
Main landing gear actuator assemblies - Textron Aviation Inc. (Cessna Aircraft Company) 172RG, R182, TR182 and FR182 aircraft, and all variants of 210/T210/P210 series aircraft with the exception of models 210 and 210A aircraft.
15 Jun 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: FAA AD 2017-11-10 - effective 28 Jun 2017
This AD is applicable to Lycoming TIO-540-AJ1A engines, all S/N
14 Jun 2017 Vacancy: Airworthiness Inspector - applications close Thursday 05 Jul 2017
14 Jun 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: FAA SAIB NE-17-11 - issued 10 May 2017
Engine damage as a result of kickback - Continental Motors IO/TSIO-520 series and IO/TSIO/TSIOL-550 series engines.
13 Jun 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: FAA SAFO 17008 - issued 25 May 2017
This SAFO serves to notify aircraft operators of potential operational limitations of certain attitude indicators in the event of unusual attitude recovery as recommended by National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Safety Recommendation A-14-108.
12 Jun 2017 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determination - Hokitika Gorge Heliport
12 Jun 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: EASA AD 2017-0101-E - effective date 13 Jun 2017
This AD is applicable to Rotax 912 iSc2 Sport and Rotax 912 iSc3 Sport engines, all S/N.
12 Jun 2017 List of technical data accepted by the Director under the provisions of CAR 21.503(a) - updated
12 Jun 2017 Aviation Safety Summary Report - 01 Jan to 31 Mar 2017
12 Jun 2017 Aircraft Register file for export updated
09 Jun 2017 Volcanic Ash - New Zealand practices and procedures: Revised Volcanic Alert Level (VAL) System
09 Jun 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace:
Tower Crane at 39-53 Beach Road, Auckland - submissions close 29 Jun 2017
Crane at HREF Health Building, Christchurch - submissions close 28 Jun 2017
Crane at NZNS Airport Control Tower/Terminal Building - submissions close 16 Jun 2017
Tower Crane at Wellington East Girls College - submissions close 27 Jun 2017
Guyed Tubular Steel Tower at Woodhill Forest - submissions close 27 Jun 2017
08 Jun 2017 Briefing for the Incoming Associate Minister May 2017
07 Jun 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace:
15 Story building Hobsonville Point, Auckland - submissions close 23 Jun 2017
Tower Crane at 310 Great King Street North Dunedin - submissions close 23 Jun 2017
Lattice Boom Crawler Crane Auckland International Airport Limited - submissions close 26 Jun 2017
06 Jun 2017 Part 66 Recurrency Seminar: Nelson Seminars added - 15 Aug 2017
06 Jun 2017 Maintenance Controller Course - Wellington 26 to 27 Jul 2017. Register now as a few places left.
02 Jun 2017 Agricultural Aircraft Operations - Guidance for April 2016 changes to Part 1, Part 61, and Part 137 - revision 3
01 Jun 2017 2017 ACAG Annual Review and Election Forum - Nominations by 17 Jul 2017
01 Jun 2017 ICAO Compliance: Annex 6 Part I, amendment 40

May

31 May 2017 Release to Service poster
This new poster is ideal for engineers and can be downloaded in PDF form, or mailed out.
31 May 2017 Survey on Civil Aviation Rule 135.505 - Pilot operating time-on-type for small air transport operations
Survey responses and infographic now available.
30 May 2017 Exemption: Exemption from the Requirement in CAR 19.205(a) and the requirement in CAR 19.207(1)(ii) - issued 26 May 2017
30 May 2017 May/June 2017 Vector magazine
29 May 2017 Rule Projects in Progress - May update, including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report
29 May 2017 Aircraft Register file for export updated
26 May 2017 Wirestrike Information Sheet
26 May 2017 Draft Advisory Circular AC105-1 Rev. 2 - Parachuting—Operating Rules - comments close 09 Jun 2017
Revision 2 clarifies the responsibilities of the parachutist in rule 105.5.
26 May 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Directive: FAA SAIB NM-17-07 - issued 26 Jan 2017
AmSafe restraint system buckle assemblies produced between November 2010 and November 2015 with an ejector base not manufactured to design specifications.
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
 

This is a reminder that the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) RPAS Regulatory Framework short stakeholder survey closes this Friday, 23 Jun 2017 at 5 pm.

This is the first phase of the CAA’s post-implementation review of New Zealand’s rules for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) / Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS):

• Part 101 - Gyrogliders and Parasails, Unmanned Aircraft (including Balloons), Kites; and Rockets - Operating Rules; and

• Part 102 - Unmanned Aircraft Operator Certification.

The survey was developed in consultation with the Aviation Community Advisory Group.