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December

14 Dec 2017 Part 157 Aerodrome Unobjectionable Determination - Kaikoura Aeroclub
12 Dec 2017 Airworthiness Directive Logbook - additional tabs for Electrical Load Analysis and Aircraft Software Configuration Management now available
12 Dec 2017 Fatal Accident Report - CAA Occurrence 16/1970 - ZK-GPE - Tauranga Aerodrome
12 Dec 2017 SMS Industry Workshops 2018
Two additional Wellington workshops added due to demand on 13-14 Feb and 12-13 Apr
12 Dec 2017 Proposed General Directions Impaired Colour Vision - Summary of Submissions
11 Dec 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
08 Dec 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive - DCA/750XL/20 - effective 15 Dec 2017
This AD is applicable to Pacific Aerospace 750XL aircraft, all S/N up to and including XL216 fitted with fuel tank caps P/N 457-1015-12.
07 Dec 2017 Briefing to the Incoming Minister 2017
07 Dec 2017 Updated Study Materials for PPL, CPL and ATPL Met Exams
07 Dec 2017 Pilot Syllabuses - Subject No 8 PPL Meteorology, Subject No 20 CPL Meteorology and Subject No 42 ATPL Meteorology - archived 24 Nov 2017
06 Dec 2017 Sector Risk Profile - Medium and Large Aircraft Air Transport Operations Sector (Parts 121, 125, 129, and ANZA)
06 Dec 2017 Rule Projects in Progress - updated
06 Dec 2017 Aviation Safety Summary Report - 01 Jul to 30 Sep 2017
06 Dec 2017 Source of Aerodrome QNH
04 Dec 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CAN 73-004 - issued 04 Dec 2017
Power Turbine Governors (PTGs) installed on Rolls-Royce 250 series engines, which have been overhauled, and/or supplied by Accurate Accessories in California, USA.
04 Dec 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA SAIB: CE-18-06 - issued 01 Dec 2017
Air Tractor AT-401B, AT-402B, AT-502A, AT-502B, AT-504, AT-602, AT-802 and AT-802A with S/N prior to 401B/402B-1347, 502A/502B-3059, 504-4029, 602-1278 and 802/802A-0661.
04 Dec 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive - EASA AD 2017-0238 - effective 07 Dec 2017
This AD is applicable to MBB-BK 117 D-2 helicopters, all S/N.
04 Dec 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
01 Dec 2017 2017 - 2018 Holiday Hours

November

30 Nov 2017 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Apartment Project 10-12 Commerce Street, Auckland - submissions close 15 Dec 2017
30 Nov 2017 Met Blog update - 30 Nov 2017
30 Nov 2017 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 17-11 - effective 30 Nov 2017
28 Nov 2017 Part 135 Operations Sector Risk Profile - Auckland workshop venue has changed
28 Nov 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Hawkins Construction Ltd Crane at 113 Durham Street, Tauranga
27 Nov 2017 Cover Nov/Dec 2017 Vector magazineNovember/December 2017 Vector magazine

Featured article: "Not Meeting the Ground Unexpectedly"
27 Nov 2017 Type Acceptance Reports:
Boeing 787 Series - Revision 2
Rolls Royce Trent 1000 Series - Revision 2
27 Nov 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
24 Nov 2017 Proposed final changes to Timaru MBZ - User consultation - submissions close 21 Dec 2017
24 Nov 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA SAIB: CE-18-05 - issued 21 Nov 2017
Kidde fire extinguishers with a plastic handle manufactured between 01 Jan 1973 and 15 Aug 2017.
24 Nov 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA SAIB: SW-18-04 - issued 16 Nov 2017
Airbus Helicopters Deutschland MBB-BK117 C-2 Engine Oil Drainage System.
23 Nov 2017 List of technical data accepted by the Director under the provisions of CAR 21.503(a) - updated
23 Nov 2017 Meteorology - Changes to Frequency of Issue - effective 22 Nov 2017
23 Nov 2017 Revised Advisory Circulars - effective 24 Nov 2017
AC61-3 Rev 25: Pilot Licences and Ratings - Private Pilot Licence
AC61-5 Rev 31: Pilot Licences and Ratings - Commercial Pilot Licence
AC61-7 Rev 20: Pilot Licence and Ratings - Airline Transport Pilot Licence
These revisions introduce a revised and updated knowledge syllabus for the subject of Meteorology.
23 Nov 2017 Type Certificate Data Sheet No A-16 Pacific Aerospace Ltd FBA-2C, FBA-2C1, FBA-2C2, FBA-2C3, FBA-2C4, FBA-2C3T, FBA-2C4T
22 Nov 2017 Medical Manual Part 3.4 - Draft - Metabolism, Nutritional and Endocrine System - comments close 16 Feb 2018
20 Nov 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determinations
Watts And Hughes Ltd - Crossing Building 4, Quest Extension, Pakuranga, Auckland
Watercare Services Ltd - Structure at Pukekohe Waste Water Treatment Plant
20 Nov 2017 Non-Payment of Annual Registration and Participation Levy
List of unpaid Annual Registration and Participation Levies updated.
16 Nov 2017 2017-01 Medical Examiner Newsletter
16 Nov 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA SAIB: CE-18-03 - issued 15 Nov 2017
Rudder trim actuators fitted on Tecnam P2006T aircraft.
15 Nov 2017 Terms of Reference for the Investigation of an Alleged Conflict of Interest
14 Nov 2017 Part 135 Operations Sector Risk Profile - Christchurch workshop venue has changed
14 Nov 2017 Civil Aviation Authority Annual Report 2016 - 2017
13 Nov 2017 Part 77 Notices of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace:
Crane at 97 Overtoun Terrace, Hataitai, Wellington - submissions close 30 Nov 2017
Crane for boiler stack at Gore - submissions close 30 Nov 2017
Tower Crane at Christchurch Convention Centre Project - submissions close 24 Nov 2017
Tower Crane for Nuffield Residences Project, Auckland - submissions close 24 Nov 2017
13 Nov 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
10 Nov 2017 Meteorology - Examples of Aviation Weather Products - Volcanic Ash Advisory (VAA) and Volcanic Ash Graphic (VAG) updated
10 Nov 2017 Advisory Circular AC174-1 Aviation Meteorological Service Organisations - Rev 3 effective 10 Nov 2017
09 Nov 2017 2018 Nelson and Marlborough Airspace Review - Summary of Submissions
09 Nov 2017 Revised Advisory Circular AC91-9 and AC172-1 Radiotelephony Manual - effective 10 Nov 2017
Revision 12 generalises AIP references by using sections instead of pagination.
08 Nov 2017 Feedback - Canadian Aviation Service Difficulty Report - Nov 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.
08 Nov 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - EASA SIB 2017-18 - issued 27 Oct 2017
Airbus Helicopters AS 350 B3, if equipped with Safran Helicopter Engines Arriel 2D engine.
07 Nov 2017 SMS Industry Workshops Feb to Mar 2018 - Taupo venue FULL (other venues filling fast)
06 Nov 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
03 Nov 2017 Part 77 Notices of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace:
Crane at Les Mills Victoria Street Auckland - submissions close 21 Nov 2017
Crane at 113 Durham Street Tauranga - submissions close 17 Nov 2017
Crane at 400 Maunganui Road Mount Maunganui - submissions close 17 Nov 2017
03 Nov 2017 Aviation Community Medical Liaison Group - Agendas and Minutes published for 11 May 2017 and 14 Jun 2016
03 Nov 2017 Advisory Circular AC105-1 Parachuting - Operating Rules
02 Nov 2017 Register now for the Part 135 Operations Sector Risk Profile Workshops
Wellington - 10 Nov 2017 
Christchurch - 16 Nov 2017
Auckland - 30 Nov 2017

October

30 Oct 2017 Rule Projects in Progress - updated
30 Oct 2017 NTC 61.365 Robinson Safety Awareness Training (Notice of Requirement) - effective 30 Oct 2017
30 Oct 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
29 Oct 2017 Rule changes effective 30 Oct 2017:
26 Oct 2017 CASA AWB 57-016 Issue 1 - Cessna 402C aircraft embodied with HDH Engineering Order EO 006-035 “Wing Main Spar Strap Modification”.
26 Oct 2017 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 17-10 - effective 26 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017 Erratum added to Fatal Accident Report - ZK-HNA, Glade Burn, Southland, 15 Dec 2013
24 Oct 2017 New Southern Sky: PBN in New Zealand - Advice from a Part 135 Operator
24 Oct 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
24 Oct 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA UPN 2017-98-071R - issued 10 Oct 2017
Suspected Unapproved Parts (SUP) manufactured and supplied by GEE-BEE, Palm Desert, CA, between 1995 and 2017 for installation on
type-certificated products.
20 Oct 2017 New Type Acceptance Reports:
International Aero Engines PW1100G-JM and PW1400G-JM Series
Pratt & Whitney PW1500G/1900G Series
19 Oct 2017 Review of Airworthiness Change 2017
19 Oct 2017 RPAS - Post-implementation Review of Parts 101 and 102 - Survey responses published
18 Oct 2017 List of Certificated Regulated Air Cargo Agents - Physical Addresses - updated
18 Oct 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CASA AWB 85-022 Issue 1 - issued 18 Oct 2017
Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp engines cylinder head inspection practices. This AWB advises operators and maintenance providers of the potential for cylinder head cracking on these engines.
17 Oct 2017 Revised Advisory Circular AC61-1: Pilot Licences and Ratings - General - 18 Oct 2017
Revision 8 makes minor editorial changes to align with advisory circular AC61-20 Pilot Licences and Ratings - Recreational Pilot Licence.
16 Oct 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA SAIB SW-17-23 - issued 24 Aug 2017
FAA approved STC SR03931NY embodies a crash-resistant fuel system to the Airbus Helicopters model AS350B3 fitted with an Arriel 2D engine.
16 Oct 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA SAIB SW-17-31 - issued 13 Oct 2017
FAA Notice of availability of list of helicopters that are fully compliant with the latest crash resistant fuel system (CRFS) safety standards.
16 Oct 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - NSTB SA-068 - issued Sep 2017
NTSB Safety Alert - Flight helmet cords could potentially impede egress in an emergency.
16 Oct 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA SAIB NE-17-30 - issued 13 Oct 2017
Helicopters fitted with engine inlet barrier filters. Persistent or high rates of rain may result in collection and retention of water in the engine inlet barrier filter media. Depending on the precipitation rate, time of exposure and prior power settings, the water released may be of sufficient quantity to cause abnormal engine operation or flameout.
16 Oct 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive - EASA AD 2017-0208 - effective 27 Oct 2017
This AD is applicable to Rotax 912 A1, 912 A2, 912 A3 and 912 A4 engines, Rotax 912 F2, 912 F3 and 912 F4 engines, Rotax 912 S2, 912 S3 and 912 S4 engines, Rotax 912 iSc2 Sport and 912 iSc3 Sport engines, and Rotax 914 F2, 914 F3 and 914 F4 engines, all S/N.
16 Oct 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
16 Oct 2017 Aviation Safety Officer course - Auckland 2 - 3 November 2017 - enrol now, places are limited and filling fast.  Final course for the year.
11 Oct 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA SAIB NE-17-28 - issued 10 Oct 2017
Boeing 75 series aircraft (manufactured under FAA Type Certificate Data Sheet A-743) fitted with a Dusters and Sprayers Supply, Inc. fuel gauge P/N AG75N1-3116 (manufactured under Part Manufacturer Approval PQ229SW).
11 Oct 2017 List of Certificated Regulated Air Cargo Agents - Physical Addresses - updated
11 Oct 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA SAIB SW-17-29 - issued 10 Oct 2017
Sikorsky 269C and C-1, 269D and 269D Configuration “A” helicopters - One-time Load/Stroke Test (LST) of the landing gear dampers.
11 Oct 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA SAIB NE-17-27 - issued 09 Sep 2017
Pratt and Whitney Canada Corporation (PWC) PW118, PW119, PW120, PW121, PW123, PW124, PW125, PW126 and PW127 engines fitted with Wencor parts manufacturer approval (PMA) main engine fuel filters P/N 5905587WE.
11 Oct 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA UPN 2017-2016SW410003 - issued 04 Oct 2017
Boeing 75 series aircraft fuel gauge assembly P/N AG75N1-3116 manufactured by Dusters and Sprayers Supply, Inc., between August 2002 and September 2016.
11 Oct 2017 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of a Heliport - 13 Alan Murray Lane, Waiheke Island - submissions close 30 Oct 2017
09 Oct 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
06 Oct 2017 Type Acceptance Reports:
Cirrus SR20, SR22 and SR22T Revision 3
Lycoming IO-390 Series
Hartzell 3C1
05 Oct 2017 New Southern Sky 2017 Roadshow - Find out what is changing in your piece of the sky.
North and South Island dates now confirmed from November to December 2017.
04 Oct 2017 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determination - Skevingtons Heliport, North Canterbury
03 Oct 2017 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determination - Hapuku Heliport, North Canterbury
03 Oct 2017 Fatal Accident Report - CAA Occurrence 15/1102 - ZK-IWL - French Pass, Marlborough Sounds
02 Oct 2017 Part 157 Heliport Unobjectionable Determination - Waitohi Domain Heliport, Picton
02 Oct 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Gibson O’Connor Construction Limited - Crane at Workspace Drive, Hobsonville
02 Oct 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated

This AD is applicable to Pacific Aerospace 750XL aircraft, all S/N up to and including XL216 fitted with fuel tank caps P/N 457-1015-12.