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October

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

September

29 Sep 2017 September/October 2017 Vector magazine
29 Sep 2017

Pending Rules - Small Issues 2016-17 Rule Project

The objectives of the Small Issues Rule Amendments 2016/2017 project are to make a suite of distinct minor rule changes that are not omnibus changes but that also do not justify a separate rule proposal of their own. All rule amendments come into effect 30 Oct 2017.

Part 1 Amendment 52 Definitions and Abbreviations
Part 12 Amendment 10 Accidents, Incidents and Statistics
Part 43 Amendment 13 General Maintenance Rules
Part 61 Amendment 13 Pilot Licences and Ratings
Part 91 Amendment 28 General Operating and Flight Rules
Part 115 Amendment 5 Adventure Aviation – Certification and Operations
Part 121 Amendment 29 Air Operations – Large Aeroplanes
Part 125 Amendment 22 Air Operations – Medium Aeroplanes
Part 135 Amendment 23 Air Operations – Helicopters and Small Aeroplanes

28 Sep 2017 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 17-09 - effective 28 Sep 2017
28 Sep 2017 Aviation Safety Officer course - Auckland 2 - 3 November 2017 - enrol now, places are limited
28 Sep 2017 Microlight Industry Day 2017 Wellington 09 Nov 2017 - 0900 to 1600 hrs (registrations close 16 Oct 2017)
28 Sep 2017 Revised Forms:
CAA605 - Aircraft Operations Statistics
24137-03 - Part 137 Agricultural Operations Statistics
27 Sep 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Luffing Jib Tower Crane Narrowneck Project, Auckland - submissions close 20 Oct 2017
27 Sep 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crossing Building 4 Quest Extension, Pakuranga, Auckland - submissions close 18 Oct 2017
27 Sep 2017 Rule Projects in Progress - September update, including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report
27 Sep 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA SAFO 13003 - issued 18 Jan 2013
Potential safety concern with canopy separation on Aero Vodochody L-39 series aircraft.
27 Sep 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA SAIB NE-17-26 - effective 25 Sep 2017
Avidyne TAS600A, TAS600, and 9900BX Traffic Advisory System (TAS): Airworthiness concern regarding the display of intruder aircraft vertical trend indications.
26 Sep 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Clay Target Shooting Range Franz Josef - submissions close 16 Oct 2017
26 Sep 2017 Form 24021/14 Light Sport Aircraft Statement of Compliance
Amended to request additional information
26 Sep 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Tower Cranes for Malvina Project Wellington - submissions close 13 Oct 2017
25 Sep 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
22 Sep 2017 Revised Advisory Circular AC61-20 Pilot licences and ratings - Recreational Pilot Licence - 25 Sep 2017
Revision 8 expresses the legal direction that commercial pilot licence (CPL) holders or air transport pilot licence holders, who do not hold the appropriate current medical, may exercise the privileges of a recreational pilot licence ( RPL) provided they hold a current DL9. This provision does not apply to private pilot licence (PPL) holders.
22 Sep 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Hawkins Construction Ltd - Tower Cranes for New Engineering Building Auckland University
20 Sep 2017 Fatal Accident Report - CAA Occurrence 14/1159 - ZK-HQP - Wharerata Forest, Gisborne
20 Sep 2017 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of a Heliport - Murchison Heli Tours Heliport - submissions close 09 Oct 2017
20 Sep 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Structure at Pukekohe Waste Water Treatment Plant - submissions close 09 Oct 2017
18 Sep 2017 NPRM 18-02 NSS Surveillance ADS-B above FL 245, published on 14 Sep 2017, contained editorial errors in clause 2.1 General Summary. References were made to 'above flight level 24,500 feet' and 'below flight level 24,500 feet'. These references have been amended to read 'above flight level 245', and 'below flight level 245'. There are no other amendments. Submissions close on 27 Oct 2017. Any inconvenience caused is regretted.
18 Sep 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
15 Sep 2017 Advisory Circulars AC 66-2.20 and AC66-2.21 - updated

AC66-2.20 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence — Examination Subject 20 Air Law — Written
- Two advisory circulars AC21-9 Special Flight Permits and AC100-1 Safety Management added to the publication list under 'Required study material'
- Safety management added to syllabus subject topic 13 'Internal quality assurance' and its subject matter

AC66-2.21 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence — Examination Subject 21 Air Law — Oral
- Safety management added to syllabus subject topic 3.4 'Internal quality assurance' and its subject matter
15 Sep 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive - EASA AD 2017-0176-E - effective 18 Sep 2017
This AD is applicable to A109E, A109LUH, A109S, AW109SP, A119 and AW119MKII helicopters, all serial numbers.
15 Sep 2017 Regulatory Investigations Unit Annual Report 2017
14 Sep 2017 NPRM open for comment: NPRM 18-02 NSS Surveillance ADS-B above FL245 - comments close 27 Oct 2017
13 Sep 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Naylor Love Construction Ltd - Tower Crane at Five Mile Shopping Centre, Queenstown
13 Sep 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CAN 25-001 - effective 13 Sep 2017
Operators of Titan T51 Mustang aircraft with a Flight Permit (Class 2 microlight) and aircraft with a Special Category - Amateur Built Airworthiness Certificate.
13 Sep 2017 Notice of proposed amendment of general directions - Impaired Colour Vision
12 Sep 2017 Review of Private Pilot Licence Medical Certification Requirements - summary of submissions
11 Sep 2017 Part 157 Heliport Unobjectionable Determinations:
Western Helicopters Heliport, Te Kuiti
Lake Heron Station
Part 157 Conditional Determination:
Cedar Safaris Limited, Cedar Lodge Heliport, Makarora
11 Sep 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
07 Sep 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - Transport Canada CASA 2017-07 - issued 29 Aug 2017
The purpose of this CASA is to ensure affected operators are aware that use of tail rotor pitch change chain assembly P/N 205-001-721-001 for Bell 204B helicopters is no longer supported by Bell Helicopter. The affected assembly may also be installed on other Bell helicopter models.
07 Sep 2017 Aviation Safety Officer Course - Dunedin 21-22 Sep 2017 (Final South Island course)
07 Sep 2017 GANIS/2 2017 Invitation from Bill Maynard, Vice Chair, ICAO Meteorology Panel
07 Sep 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - JD Rigging Services Limited - Tower Crane at Wellington East Girls College
06 Sep 2017 NPRM 17-02 Interim Small Issues 16/17 Rule Amendments - Summary of Public Submissions
06 Sep 2017 Weather Card - revised Aug 2017
06 Sep 2017 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of Helipads - Kaikoura beachfront  submissions close 21 Sep 2017
06 Sep 2017 Part 157 Notice of proposal for alteration of an aerodrome - Kaikoura Aerodrome - submissions close 21 Sep 2017
06 Sep 2017 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of a heliport - Eighty Eight Valley - 3.4 kilometres south west of Wakefield - submissions close 21 Sep 2017
06 Sep 2017 Form 24115/10 Application for Amendment of an Adventure Aviation Operator Certificate under Civil Aviation Rules, Part 115
Amended to incorporate requirements related to safety management systems (SMS).
05 Sep 2017 Vector SMS Articles - added to SMS page
05 Sep 2017 Part 157 Unobjectionable Determination - Mid Waiho Loop Heliport
04 Sep 2017 Aviation Safety Summary Report - 01 Apr 2017 to 30 Jun 2017
04 Sep 2017 NPRM 18-01 Aircraft Emergency Location Equipment - submissions close 02 Oct 2017
04 Sep 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
01 Sep 2017 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of a heliport - Kaikoure Helicopters - 3 kilometres north of Kaikoura - submissions close 16 Sep 2017
01 Sep 2017 Type Acceptance Report: Cessna F337 Series

August

31 Aug 2017 Safety Management Systems (SMS) Industry Workshops Feb/Mar 2018
31 Aug 2017 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 17-08 - effective 31 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017 CAA 24109/03 - Exposition Amendment Summary Sheet for a Regulated Air Cargo Agent under Part 109
31 Aug 2017 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of a heliport - Rotor Work Heliport Kihikihe - submissions close 20 Sep 2017
31 Aug 2017 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of a heliport - Helisc base, 6.5 kilometres north of Pleasant Point - submissions close 18 Sep 2017
30 Aug 2017 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of a heliport - Waitohi Domain, Picton - closing date for submissions 11 Sep 2017
30 Aug 2017 Rule Projects in Progress - August update, including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report
29 Aug 2017 List of Certificated Regulated Air Cargo Agents - Physical Addresses - updated
29 Aug 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - SAIB CE-17-25 - effective 25 Aug 2017
Inspections for cracks and corrosion in elevator torque tubes on Textron Aviation Inc. (Cessna) 172, 175,
180, 182, 185, 188, and 208 aeroplanes.
28 Aug 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
24 Aug 2017 RPAS: A YouTubeTM video shows why you should always comply with Civil Aviation Rules and keep your drone 4 km from any aerodrome
24 Aug 2017 Type Acceptance Report - Cessna 337 Series
24 Aug 2017 Airbus EC130 B4 DCA-EC130-27A AIR 2782 - Limitations Section
24 Aug 2017 2017 Completed Airspace Review: Final Airspace Changes - effective 09 Nov 2017
23 Aug 2017 Final South Island Safety Aviation Officer Course - Dunedin 21-22 Sep 2017
23 Aug 2017 IA Renewal Course Wellington - 29 - 30 Aug 2017 is now closed
23 Aug 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane at Workspace Drive Hobsonville - submissions close 12 Sep 2017
23 Aug 2017 Bird Incident Rate Report - Apr to Jun 2017
22 Aug 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace -Tower Cranes for New Engineering Building Auckland University - submissions close 07 Sep 2017
22 Aug 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Marlborough Precint Holdings Limited - 15 Story Building Hobsonville Point Auckland
22 Aug 2017 2017 airspace review: Proposed changes to Timaru MBZ - summary of submissions
21 Aug 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
17 Aug 2017 ACAG Membership - List updated following 2017 election
17 Aug 2017 Missing Aircraft Owners - update
17 Aug 2017 Aviation Community Advisory Group (ACAG)/CAA Minutes - Mar and Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: CAN 14-002 - effective 16 Aug 2017
Operators of Robinson R22 series helicopters fitted with a Helipod NZ Limited spray system.
15 Aug 2017 Medical Manual Draft: Part 3.9 - Mental Health
Comments close 13 Oct 2017
14 Aug 2017 Aircraft Register file for export updated
11 Aug 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive - FAA AD 2017-16-11 - effective 15 Aug 2017
This AD is applicable to Lycoming engines listed in Table 1 of Lycoming MSB 632B dated 4 August 2017, and all Lycoming engines that were overhauled or repaired using replacement parts shipped from Lycoming Engines listed in Table 2 of MSB 632B.
10 Aug 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive - UK MPD 2017-005-E - effective 09 Aug 2017
This MPD is applicable to uncertified Rotax 912 iS and Rotax 912 iS Sport engines, all S/N
10 Aug 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directives - DCA/DH60/111A, DCA/DH82/129A and DCA/DH83/105A - effective 10 Aug 2017
De Havilland DH60 Moth series aircraft fitted with wing spars manufactured under NZ STC 0/21E/3 by Croydon Aircraft Co Limited (STC issue date 20 March 2003).
De Havilland DH82 Tiger Moth series aircraft fitted with wing spars manufactured under NZ STC 0/21E/5 by Croydon Aircraft Co Limited (STC issue date 22 January 2003).
De Havilland DH82 Tiger Moth series aircraft fitted with aileron spars manufactured under NZ STC 0/21E/4 by Croydon Aircraft Co Limited (STC issue date 22 March 2003).
De Havilland DH83 Fox Moth series aircraft fitted with wing spars manufactured under NZ STC 0/21E/5 by Croydon Aircraft Co Limited (STC issue date 22 January 2003).
De Havilland DH83 Fox Moth series aircraft fitted with aileron spars manufactured under NZ STC 0/21E/4 by Croydon Aircraft Co Limited (STC issue date 22 March 2003).
09 Aug 2017 SMS Implementation Plan Submission Infographic
The next round of participants are required to submit their SMS implementation plans to the CAA by 30 July 2018.
08 Aug 2017 Chief Executive Expense Disclosure 01 Jul 2016 to 30 Jun 2017
08 Aug 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Watts and Hughes Ltd - Tower Crane 39-53 Beach Road, Auckland
08 Aug 2017 Final South Island Safety Aviation Officer Course - Dunedin 21-22 Sep 2017
08 Aug 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Mobile Crane for Mast for Footbridge at George Bolt Memorial Drive Auckland Intl Airport Ltd - submissons close 19 Aug 2017
07 Aug 2017 Fatigue risk management project summary of public submissions
An infographic summary of the key themes, and a comprehensive summary of the submissions are now available
07 Aug 2017 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
04 Aug 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directives - DCA/DH60/111, DCA/DH82/129and DCA/DH83/105 - effective 04 Aug 2017
De Havilland DH60 Moth wing spars and aileron spars manufactured by Croydon Aircraft Co Limited under NZ STC 0/21E/3.
De Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth wing spars and aileron spars manufactured by Croydon Aircraft Co Limited under NZ STC 0/21E/4 and NZ STC 0/21E/5
De Havilland DH83 Fox Moth wing spars and aileron spars manufactured by Croydon Aircraft Co Limited under NZ STC 0/21E/4 and NZ STC 0/21E/5.
04 Aug 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Meridian Energy Guyed Tubular Steel Tower, Parakai
04 Aug 2017 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - CBC Construction Ltd - Hammer Head Tower Crane at Hobsonville Point
04 Aug 2017 Updated Fees, charges and levies - effective 01 July 2017
04 Aug 2017 Sector Risk Profile updated: Part 135 Air Operations – Helicopters and Small Aeroplanes
We seek your assistance, including a nomination of a person from your organisation who will participate in this inititive. In adition, a survey has been created to aid in risk identification.
02 Aug 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: 05-007 - Lycoming Service Instruction 1009 - Time Between Overhaul Extensions - issued 02 Aug 2017
This CAN is to provide guidance regarding the assessment of, and the decision as to whether an engine qualifies for a time between overhaul extension per the requirements in Lycoming SI 1009BA.
01 Aug 2017 List of Certificated Regulated Air Cargo Agents - Physical Addresses - updated
01 Aug 2017 Auckland VOLMET, NZAA & NZCH TAFs
The validity period of TAFs for Auckland (NZAA) and Christchurch (NZCH) change from 9 hours to 24 hours wef 0000 UTC, 1 August 2017.