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February 2018

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.

January 2018

31 Jan 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Auckland International Airport Ltd Mobile Crane for Mast for Footbridge at GBMD AIAL
31 Jan 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane for Pacifica Tower, Commerce Street, Auckland - submissions close 23 Feb 2018
30 Jan 2018 Director's Awards Nominations - close 04 Jun 2018
30 Jan 2018 Real people, real stories - a new feature added to SMS Resources, giving examples of SMS in action from the aviation community.
29 Jan 2018 Cover for In, Out and Around Christchurch GAP BookletIn, Out and Around Christchurch - Initial Issue Nov 2017
29 Jan 2018 Cover of January/February 2018 Vector magazine January/February 2018 Vector magazine

Featured article: "Illusions in Flight"
29 Jan 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
29 Jan 2018 Airworthiness and Maintenance Workshop - 2018 dates, venues and registration form
26 Jan 2018 Revised Advisory Circular AC21-1 Product Certification—Type Acceptance Certificates - effective 29 Jan 2018
Revision 6 amends the introduction section of this advisory circular specific to the eligibility of aircraft in the standard or restricted category.
26 Jan 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace
Ramada Hotel Manukau, Auckland - submissions close 16 Feb 2018
Crane for new School of Medicine, Auckland University - submissions close 16 Feb 2018
Crawler Crane Long Bay, Auckland - submissions close 16 Feb 2018
25 Jan 2018 Register now for the Part 135 Operations Sector Risk Profile Workshops
Queenstown - 27 Feb 2018
25 Jan 2018 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 18-01 - effective 25 Jan 2018
25 Jan 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive FAA AD 2018-02-05 - effective 07 Feb 2018
This AD is applicable to Piper PA-28 aircraft models and S/N listed in the applicability section of FAA AD 2018-02-05.
24 Jan 2018 AC19-1 Test Pilot Approvals - Draft Advisory Circular Open for Comment - now extended to 22 Feb 2018
23 Jan 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
19 Jan 2018 Aviation Safety Officer course - Auckland 1-2 March 2018. Enrolments open.
18 Jan 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CASA AWB 25-020 Issue 2 - issued 10 Jan 2018
Lifejacket Survivor Light Battery Failures:
Epsilor – Electric Fuel Ltd. WAB-H18 Survivor Locator Light Batteries contained in but not limited to, Regent Adult-Child Lifejackets (P/No. RSS-301WT and RSS-301WE), and EAM KSE-35L8 Adult-Child Lifejackets (P/No. P0723E109PW and P0723E105PW).
18 Jan 2018 Fatal Accident Report ZK-GZV Ben Ohau Range, Otago - 06 Feb 2016
18 Jan 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive FAA AD 2018-02-07 - effective 01 Feb 2018
This AD is applicable to model TH-1F, UH-1B, UH-1F, UH-1H, and UH-1P helicopters fitted with HTC MRB P/N 204P2100-101.
17 Jan 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive Transport Canada AD CF-2017-37 - effective 19 Jan 2017
This AD is applicable to to litter kits P/N 350-200034 or P/N 350-200194 (LH litter kits), or P/N 350-200144 (RH litter kit) which could be found installed on AS350 series and AS355 series helicopters.
17 Jan 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive - EASA AD 2018-0012-E - effective 18 Jan 2017
This AD is applicable to Arrius 2F engines, all S/N.
17 Jan 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Hengyi C/- AECOM Apartment Project 10-12 Commerce Street, Auckland
16 Jan 2018 FAA SAIB SW-15-20 Connectors in the air conditioning wiring of certain Air Comm Corporation (Air Comm) Air Conditioner Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) embodied on helicopters - issued 13 August 2015
16 Jan 2018 Medical Information Sheets 004 You Must Advise the CAA - updated
16 Jan 2018 Proposed amendment to Wellington CTR - User consultation - submissions close 01 Mar 2018
16 Jan 2018 IA (Inspection Authorisation) Certificate Courses - updated with 2018 dates
15 Jan 2018 2018 Nelson and Marlborough Airspace Review
2018 Nelson and Marlborough Airspace Review - Subsequent consultation
Airways New Zealand submission on 2018 Nelson and Marlborough Airspace Review
15 Jan 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice 05-008 Maintenance History - Review - Revision 1 - issued 15 Jan 2018
Revision 1 clarifies that this Continuing Airworthiness Notice (CAN) is not applicable to aircraft operated or maintained by Helipro (Fiji) Limited. There is no change to the purpose or requirements of this CAN.
15 Jan 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
12 Jan 2018 Proposed amendment to Christchurch CTR - Revised Design - User consultation - submissions close 22 Feb 2018
10 Jan 2018 New Zealand Aviation State Safety Programme - January 2018 update
10 Jan 2018 ICAO Compliance - Annex 1 updated
08 Jan 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
05 Jan 2018 Part 61 Exemptions:
18/EXE/18 Exemption to CAR 61.5(a) Requirement for pilot licence and ratings, only with respect to the requirement to hold an RPL for the purpose of exercising the privileges of an RPL
18/EXE/13 Exemption to CAR 61.701(c) Eligibility (Agricultural Ratings)
03 Jan 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated

December

22 Dec 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice 05-008 Maintenance History - Review - 22 Dec 2017
22 Dec 2017 Aviation Safety Report - 01 Jul 2016 to 30 Jun 2017
22 Dec 2017 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determination - 305 Clifton Road, Whitford
22 Dec 2017 2017 - 2018 Holiday Hours
22 Dec 2017 Pilot Syllabus Assistance - Subject No 2 PPL Flight Radiotelephony 10 Nov 2017 added to archive
22 Dec 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Tower Crane at Otago Research Facility - submissions close 24 January 2018
21 Dec 2017 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determination - 13 Alan Murray Way, Waiheke Island
21 Dec 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determinations
Leighs Construction Ltd - Crane at Les Mills Victoria Street, Auckland
A Sparks Builders Ltd - Crane at 97 Overtoun Tce, Hataitai, Wellington
21 Dec 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace
All Terrain Mobile Crane at Hobsonville Point, Auckland - submissions close 19 Jan 2018
Increase Boom Length of Crawler Crane, Huntly - submissions close 19 Jan 2018
Crawler Crane Rangitahi Peninsula Bridge, Waikato - submissions close 19 Jan 2018
21 Dec 2017 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 17-12 - effective 21 Dec 2017
20 Dec 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determinations
Smith Crane And Construction Ltd - Luffing Jib Tower Crane Narrowneck Project Auckland
Smith Crane And Construction Ltd - Tower Crane for Christchurch Convention Centre Project, Christchurch
Waide Commercial Construction Ltd - Tower Crane for Nuffield Residences Project, Auckland
Smith Cranes Ltd - Luffing Crane for Malvina Project, Wellington
20 Dec 2017 Summary of Public Submissions Received on NPRM 18-01 - Aircraft Emergency Location Equipment
20 Dec 2017 Aviation Community Medical Liaison Group Meeting Agenda and Minutes 23 Nov 2017
19 Dec 2017 New Southern Sky - New Zealand PBN Implementation Plan - Revised 2017
19 Dec 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive - DCA/750XL/22 - effective 28 Dec 2017
This AD is applicable to Pacific Aerospace 750XL aircraft, all S/N up to XL220
19 Dec 2017 New Type Acceptance Reports -
Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210 Series
Dowty Propellers R352 and R410
18 Dec 2017 SMS Industry Workshops 2018 - Queenstown venue full, one Wellington workshop left
18 Dec 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Hawkins Construction Ltd - Crane at 400 Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui
18 Dec 2017 Rule Projects in Progress - Advisory Circulars Monthly Report Edition 2017-12
18 Dec 2017 New and Revised Forms
24171/01 - Application for issue or renewal of a Telecommunication Service Certificate under Part 171
24171/04 - Application for amendment of a Telecommunication Service Certificate under Part 171
24172/01 - Application for Issue or renewal of an Air Traffic Service Certificate under Part 172
24172/04 - Application for amendment of an Air Traffic Service Certificate under Part 172
24173/01 - Application for issue or renewal of Instrument Flight Procedure Service Certificate Part 173
24173/03 - Application for amendment of Instrument Flight Procedure Service Certificate Part 173
24174/01 - Application for issue or renewal of Meteorological Service Organisation Certificate Part 174
24174/03 - Application for amendment of Meteorological Service Organisation Certificate Part 174
24175/01 - Application for issue or renewal of an Aeronautical Information Service Certificate Part 175
24175/03 - Application for amendment of an Aeronautical Information Service Certificate Part 175
18 Dec 2017 Revised Forms
24139/01 - Application for issue or renewal of an Aerodrome Operating Certificate under Part 139
24139/02 - Application for amendment of an Aerodrome Operating Certificate under Part 139
18 Dec 2017 AC19-1 (draft revision 1) Test Pilot Approvals - comments close 22 Jan 2018
18 Dec 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
15 Dec 2017 FAA SAIB CE-18-07 V-band couplings used in exhaust systems on turbocharged aircraft - issued 14 Dec 2017
15 Dec 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive DCA/750XL/21 Wing Lightning Protection Panels - Inspection - effective 22 Dec 2017
15 Dec 2017 Fatal Accident Report ZK-FTP Ngaruroro River 5.5 NM West of Hastings Aerodrome 23 Mar 2014
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