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April 2018

24 Apr 2018

Safety Management Systems (SMS) - additional industry workshops added due to demand:

Auckland: 22 - 23 May 2018 - Ellerslie Event Centre
Dunedin: 24 - 25 May 2018 - Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Wellington: 30 - 31 May 2018 - TBA

24 Apr 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Pace Engineering Limited - Crane at 216 Roscommon Rd, Wiri, Auckland
24 Apr 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CASA AWB 25-032 Issue 1 - issued 23 Apr 2018
Cessna Single Engine Service Bulletin SEB07-5, “Pilot and Co-pilot Secondary Seat Stop Installation”.
23 Apr 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Hiway Geotechnical Limited - Crane at Bayfair Shopping Centre, Tauranga
23 Apr 2018

Pending Rules - Post Accident Emergency Location of Aircraft - effective 18 May 2018

Part 1 Amendment 53 Definitions and Abbreviations
Part 43 Amendment 14 General Maintenance Rules
Part 91 Amendment 29 General Operating and Flight Rules
Part 115 Amendment 6 Adventure Aviation - Certification and Operations
Part 121 Amendment 30 Air Operations - Large Aeroplanes
Part 129 Amendment 8 Foreign Air Transport Operator - Certification

23 Apr 2018 2018 Nelson and Marlborough Airspace Review - Final airspace changessubmissions close 04 May 2018
23 Apr 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice 85-009 Revision 1 - effective date 23 Apr 2018
Lycoming parallel valve cylinder assemblies with casting supplier identification symbol (E) and casting pattern revision letters AB, AC, AD or AE.
Affected cylinder castings were manufactured from September 2013 through to April 2015.
This CAN is not applicable to cylinder assemblies fitted to Lycoming O-235 and O-233 series engines.
23 Apr 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
23 Apr 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determinations
China Construction NZ Ltd - Luffing Jib Tower Cranes, 87 Customs Street East, Auckland
Shundi Customs Limited - Construction Project, 87 Customs Street East, Auckland
20 Apr 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS): Performance Based Communication and Surveillance (PBCS) Plan released today!
19 Apr 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice 85-009 - effective date 19 Apr 2018
Lycoming parallel valve cylinder assemblies with casting supplier identification symbol “E” and casting pattern revision letters AB, AC, AD or AE. Affected cylinder castings were manufactured from September 2013 through to April 2015.
19 Apr 2018 Revised Form 24091/02 - Application for Approval or Amendment of a Maintenance Programme
19 Apr 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Efflux from Two Process Stacks, Drury - submissions close 19 Apr 2018
18 Apr 2018 List of technical data accepted by the Director under the provisions of CAR 21.503(a) - revised 16 Apr 2018
17 Apr 2018 FAA - Best Practices Guide for Maintaining Exhaust System Turbocharger to Tailpipe V-band Couplings / Clamps - issued Apr 2018
17 Apr 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane at 77-85 Queen Victoria Street, Motueka - submissions close 18 Apr 2018
16 Apr 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
16 Apr 2018 Revised Advisory Circular AC21-2 - Product Certification—Type Acceptance Certificates (Appendix 2 to AC21-1) - effective 16 Apr 2018
Revision 6 updates the model listings and State-of-Design acceptance basis, particularly for EASA type certificates.
13 Apr 2018 Aircraft and Agricultural Statistics - guidance for operators 
13 Apr 2018 New Forms:
24137/06 - Part 137 Compliance Matrix - SMS
Part 115/121/125/135/141 Aircraft Operations Statistics Spreadsheets
Part 137 Agricultural Operations Statistics Spreadsheets
13 Apr 2018 Report Dangerous Drone Activity
How to Safely Fly Your Drone
11 Apr 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determinations
Form Building & Developments Ltd - Tower Structure, Waitomo Valley Road, Waitomo
Hawkins 2017 Ltd - Crane for new School of Medicine, Auckland University
10 Apr 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS): Approach 18 - Industry Speaks About the PBN Forum
10 Apr 2018 2018 Proposed restricted area - Hokianga Harbour - Airspace user consultation - The consultation period has been extended. Submissions now close 27 Apr 2018.
09 Apr 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
06 Apr 2018 2018 Proposed danger area at Papawai aerodrome - Airspace user consultation  - submissions close 19 Apr 2018
06 Apr 2018 2018 Proposed restricted area - Hokianga Harbour - Airspace user consultation - submissions close 17 Apr 2018
06 Apr 2018 2018 Proposed Ardmore CFZ extension and establishment of new Mercer CFZ - Airspace user consultation - submissions close 17 Apr 2018
04 Apr 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS): 2018 New Southern Sky Conference Programme Released
04 Apr 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane for Frankton Marina Upgrade - submissions close 19 Apr 2018
04 Apr 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CASA AWB 85-023 Issue 1 - issued 03 Apr 2018
Piston Engine Spark Plug Insulator Cracking. This AWB is issued to advise owners, registered operators, maintenance organisations and Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineers to consider undertaking specific interrogative maintenance to detect and give warning of possible adverse internal engine wear.
04 Apr 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Wilks Road CCTV Project Dairy Flat, Auckland - submissions close 19 Apr 2018
04 Apr 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Increase in Boom Length of Crawler Crane, Huntly - submissions close 19 Apr 2018
04 Apr 2018 Revised Advisory Circular AC139-8 - Aerodrome Design: Heliports - effective 05 Apr 2018
Revision 3 replaces non-ICAO abbreviation for touchdown and lift-off area, TALO, with the correct abbreviation, TLOF.
04 Apr 2018 Mar/Apr 2018 Vector magazineMar/Apr 2018 Vector magazine
03 Apr 2018 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane at 216 Roscommon Rd, Wiri, Auckland - submissions close 13 Apr 2018
03 Apr 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated

March 2018

29 Mar 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane at Bayfair Shopping Centre, Tauranga - submissions close 04 Apr 2018
29 Mar 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Icon Co Pty NZ Ltd - Crane for Pacifica Tower 10-12 Commerce St, Auckland
28 Mar 2018 Type Acceptance Report - Sikorsky S-76 Series - Revision 1
28 Mar 2018 Draft Advisory Circulars: AC43-14 (draft Rev 5) Avionics, Installations: Acceptable Technical Data and AC43-11 (draft Rev 3) Aircraft Emergency Locator Systems - comments now close 30 Apr 2018
28 Mar 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - SAIB SW-18-12 - issued 27 Mar 2018
Navigation - Integrated Flight System - Century Flight Systems Inc
28 Mar 2018 Media Statement - Pilots urged to heed safety message from Timaru microlight crash
28 Mar 2018 Fatal Accident Report - CAA Occurrence Number 15/258 - ZK-SMC 2.5 NM East of Timaru Aerodrome
27 Mar 2018 Independent Investigation: Resignation of former Deputy Chairman of the CAA Board
26 Mar 2018 SMS Safety Summit - Auckland - 09 May 2018
26 Mar 2018 Rule Projects in Progress - March update, including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report
26 Mar 2018 Draft Advisory Circular AC43-14 (draft revision 5) Avionics, Installations: Acceptable Technical Data
Draft Advisory Circular AC43-11 (draft revision 3) Aircraft Emergency Locator Systems
Comments close 09 Apr 2018
26 Mar 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
23 Mar 2018 Airspace Review - Proposal for designation of new West Coast permanent danger area - submissions close 12 Apr 2018
23 Mar 2018 Airspace Review - Proposed change of NZD329 Linton Camp to MOA - submissions close 12 Apr 2018
23 Mar 2018 Airspace Review - Proposed change of NZD929 Burnham Camp to MOA - submissions close 12 Apr 2018
22 Mar 2018 Airspace Review -  Proposed Restricted Area - Mahia Peninsula - submissions close 12 Apr 2018
22 Mar 2018 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 18-03 - effective 22 Mar 2018
21 Mar 2018 Definition of a Crew Member Review
21 Mar 2018 Revised Form - 24061/01-RPL Application for Issue of Recreational Pilot Licence - (RPL) Aeroplane or Helicopter
21 Mar 2018 Revised Advisory Circular AC061-1 - Pilot Licences and Ratings - General - effective 22 Mar 2018
Revision 9 acknowledges that the air law exam required after a BFR has lapsed by 5 years or more is the air law exam appropriate to the level of licence privileges intended to be exercised; and removes guidance information on existing licence holders.
Revised Advisory Circular AC061-20 - Pilot Licences and ratings - Recreational Pilot Licence - effective 22 Mar 2018
Revision 9 expresses the legal direction that private pilot licence (PPL) holders may exercise the privileges of a recreational pilot licence (RPL) provided they hold a current DL9 medical certificate.
21 Mar 2018 Regulatory Policy - Policy Projects - updated, including First principles review of commercial operations, including hire and reward and definition of a crewmember and Flight Data Requirements
20 Mar 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS): Full throttle at PBN Helicopter Workshop
19 Mar 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
16 Mar 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA SAFO 18002 - issued 12 Mar 2018
Improper Overhaul Performed on Aircraft Accessories/Articles by Aircraft Technical Support, Inc. (ATS) Repair Station
16 Mar 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Meadowbank Project Stage 4, Auckland - submissions close 21 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018 Aviation Safety Officer Course - Taupo 21-22 Jun 2018 - Enrolments open.
14 Mar 2018 Aviation Events
13 Mar 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Safari Group (NZ) Limited - Crane for Ramada Hotel Manukau, Auckland
12 Mar 2018 CAA Surveys
12 Mar 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
09 Mar 2018 Draft Advisory Circular AC139-8 (draft revision 3) Aerodrome Design: Heliports - comments close 16 Mar 2018
08 Mar 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice Can 05-008 Revision 2 - effective date 08 Mar 2018
All aircraft previously operated by Rick Lucas Helicopters Limited, or previously operated by Helipro Aviation Training Limited, including aircraft previously maintained by Helipro Aviation Support Limited.
08 Mar 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - CBC Construction Ltd - All terrain Mobile Crane Hobsonville Point
07 Mar 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive DCA/GEN/36A - Parts Manufactured by Croyden Aircraft Company - effective date 09 Mar 2018
07 Mar 2018 Feedback - Canadian Aviation Service Difficulty Reports - Updates are available on the Transport Canada website
05 Mar 2018 Aviation Safety Summary Report 01 Oct to 31 Dec 2017
05 Mar 2018 Medical Examiners’ Medical Manual Part 3.1 Cardiovascular System
05 Mar 2018 FAA Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin SW-17-23R1 Crash-resistant fuel systems
05 Mar 2018 Note: the March 2018 AD Amendment Schedule Nr 18-03 will be issued earlier this month, on Thursday 22 March 2018.
05 Mar 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
01 Mar 2018 Graphical NZ SIGWX added to Meteorology pages: Weather for Flight Planning, and Weather Information
01 Mar 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Luffing Jib Tower Cranes, 87 Customs Street East, Auckland - submissions close 06 Mar 2018

February 2018

28 Feb 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Construction Project, 87 Customs Street East, Auckland - submissions close 06 Mar 2018
28 Feb 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive DCA/750XL/27A - effective 01 Mar 2018
Applicable to Pacific Aerospace 750XL aircraft, all S/N up to and including 215
28 Feb 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive DCA/DH60/111B, DCA/DH82/129B and DCA/DH83/105B - effective 28 Feb 2018. This AD is revised to introduce a one-time inspection of the Croyden Manufactured Wing/Aileron Spars
Emergency Airworthiness Directive DCA/GEN/36 - effective 09 Mar 2018
This AD is applicable to all aircraft with parts manufactured by Croyden Aircraft Co Ltd from 31 May 2008 or later
27 Feb 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Tower Structure, Waitomo Valley Road, Waitomo - submissions close 12 Mar 2018
26 Feb 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
22 Feb 2018 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 18-02 - effective 22 Feb 2018
22 Feb 2018 Rule Projects in Progress - February update, including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report
22 Feb 2018 Part 157 Notices of Proposal to Construct or Alter Aerodromes and Heliports
Registration of a heliport - Alpine - submissions close 23 Mar 2018
Construction of a heliport - Haast Heliport - submissions close 23 Mar 2018
Construction of a heliport - Karangarua Heliport - submissions close 23 Mar 2018
Construction of a heliport - Potters Creek Hangar - submissions close 23 Mar 2018
Construction of a heliport - Fox Heliport - submissions close 23 Mar 2018
Construction of a heliport - Hokitika Gorge Heliport - submissions close 23 Mar 2018
Alteration of an aerodrome and a heliport - Fox Glacier - 0.3 kilometres south of Fox Glacier Town - submissions close 23 Mar 2018
Alteration of a heliport – Balclutha Base High Country Helicopters - submissions close 23 Mar 2018
22 Feb 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA UPN 2018-2017-0001120 - issued 15 Feb 2018
Suspected Unapproved Parts (SUP): Clamp Loop, Cushion P/N TA025030-06; Filter Element P/N 26570; Base Plate P/N 232012; and Bushing P/N S700B0455-6C011 distributed by Genesis Aviation Inc.
22 Feb 2018 Revised Form - 24061/07 Instrument Rating - Aeroplane/Helicopter Competency Demonstration Report Form
22 Feb 2018 Revised Form - CA005AG Occurrence Report - Helicopter and Agricultural Aviation
19 Feb 2018 New Southern Sky Events 2018
Approach 18 - 20-21 Mar 2018
NSS Conference - 15-16 May 2018
19 Feb 2018 New Graphical NZ SIGWX Chart launches 27 February 2018
19 Feb 2018 Amnesty period for failure to provide quarterly statistical returns for Q3 and Q4 2017
19 Feb 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
15 Feb 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notices - issued 09 Feb 2018
FAA SAIB CE-18-10 - North American AT-6, AT-6A, AT-6B, AT-6C, AT-6D, AT-6F and T-6G aircraft. Inspection of fuel selector valve and associated placard.
FAA SAIB CE-18-11 - M7 Aerospace (Fairchild) SA226 and SA227 aircraft elevator control system inspection.
15 Feb 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive EASA AD 2018-0044 - effective 28 Feb 2018
This AD is applicable to ARRIUS 2B1, ARRIUS 2B1A, ARRIUS 2B2, ARRIUS 2G1, ARRIUS 2K1, ARRIUS 2K2 engines, all S/N.
14 Feb 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive FAA AD 2018-03-03 - effective 28 Feb 2018
This AD is applicable to Textron Aviation (Cessna) 401, 401A, 401B, 402, 402A, 402B, 402C, 411, 411A, 414, 414A 421, 421A, 421B, 421C and 425 aircraft models with S/N listed in Table 1 to Paragraph (c) of FAA AD 2018-03-03.
14 Feb 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determinations
Fulton Hogan Limited Civil - Increase Boom Length of Crawler Crane, Huntly
Fulton Hogan Ltd Civil North - Crawler Crane Rangitahi Peninsula Bridge, Waikato
14 Feb 2018 2018 Wellington CTR Amendment - user consultation meeting on 01 Mar 2018
Please note that the cut-off date for submissions on the amendment has been extended to 08 Mar 2018, to allow users to attend the meeting before making a submission.
12 Feb 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Smith Crane And Construction Ltd - Tower Crane Otago Research Facility
12 Feb 2018 Type Acceptance Report - Leonardo S.p.a Helicopters AW169 - issued 09 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
12 Feb 2018 2018 Nelson and Marlborough Airspace Review - user consultation meeting on 22 Feb 2018
09 Feb 2018 Aviation Safety Officer course – Auckland 1-2 March
This is not an SMS course, but a step on the SMS ladder. A few places left, enrol now.
09 Feb 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - EASA SIB 2018-05 - issued 08 Feb 2018
Penny & Giles multi-purpose flight recorders (MPFRs) listed in the effectivity of Penny & Giles Aerospace Limited SB No. D51615-31-22, dated February 2018.
08 Feb 2018 24135/05GAM Compliance Matrix - Maintenance - General Aviation Air Operator Certificate - updated Feb 2018 to take into account the most recent rule amendments. 91.609(b)(1)&(2) were added to the matrix.
08 Feb 2018 Part 135 Operations Sector Risk Profile Workshop on 27 Feb 2018 - venue changed to Copthorne Lakefront Hotel, Queenstown
07 Feb 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA SAFO 18001 - issued 19 Dec 2017
Textron King Air 90 series aircraft - Boost pump failure and CROSSFEED operational information.
05 Feb 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - EASA SIB 2018-04 - issued 02 Feb 2018
Environmentally Assisted Cracking (EAC) in certain aluminium alloys.
05 Feb 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
02 Feb 2018 SMS Industry Workshops 2018 - all workshops are now full
02 Feb 2018 Availability of Weather Products - MetFlight GA and MetFlight Commercial - updated 01 Feb 2018
02 Feb 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice 28-010 - effective 02 Feb 2018
This CAN is applicable to all Robinson R22 helicopters fitted with aluminium fuel tanks.
01 Feb 2018 Aviation Safety Officer course - Auckland 1-2 March 2018. Enrolments open.
01 Feb 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive EASA AD 2018-0029 - effective 14 Feb 2018
This AD is applicable to to P2006T aeroplanes, all S/N, except those aircaft embodied with TECNAM modification 2006/322 at production.