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February

22 Feb 2017 Engineer Licensing Consultation - updated
22 Feb 2017 Type Acceptance Report - Cessna (Textron) 208 Series - Revision 3
22 Feb 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive - UK MPD 2017-003-E Effective Date 21 Feb 2017
This MPD is applicable to Pegasus Quasar 2 TC, Pegasus Quantum 15 (Rotax 2-stroke engines), Pegasus Quantum 15-912, Pegasus Quantum 15-HKS, Pegasus Quik, Quik GT450, QuikR, Quik GTR and PulsR.
21 Feb 2017 SMS Industry Training - Koru Aviation Ltd
21 Feb 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive - UK MPD 2017-002-E Effective Date 20 Feb 2017
Westland Scout AH/1, Westland Wasp HAS1, Westland Wasp MK1B and Saunders-Roe Saro P.531, all series.
21 Feb 2017 Type Acceptance Report - Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (CRJ900) Revision 1
20 Feb 2017 Notice of Proposed Rule Making 17-02 Small Issues Rule Amendments
Affects Parts 1, 12, 21, 43, 61, 91, 115, 121, 125, and 135. Submissions close Monday 13 March 2017.
20 Feb 2017 Advisory Circular AC91-9 & AC172-1 Radiotelephony Manual Revision 11.1
18 Feb 2017 Briefing for the Incoming Associate Minister 2017
18 Feb 2017 Part 66 Re-currency Seminar - Ardmore 15 May 2017 
17 Feb 2017 New Southern Sky: Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) Development
16 Feb 2017 Fatigue risk management: Reminder that submissions to the Fatigue Risk Management Discussion Document close 5 pm 20 Feb 2017
16 Feb 2017

Aviation Safety Officer Course - Auckland 02 to 03 Mar 2017 - Now Full

16 Feb 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CAN 02-001- issued 16 Feb 2017
This CAN is issued to alert operators and maintainers of a recent failure of a tail rotor fork bolt P/N 369A1602-3 on a Hughes 369D helicopter. The bolt should be installed using the elongation method to ensure proper clamp-up of the tail rotor hub and fork, and if during installation of a tail rotor fork bolt the elongation exceeds 0.011 inches (0.279mm), then the bolt must be replaced.
15 Feb 2017 Aviation Safety Officer Course - Auckland 2 and 3 Mar 2017  a few places left, enrol now and take a step on the ladder to SMS.
15 Feb 2017 CAA Notices - a new tool being used by the CAA to make Civil Aviation Rules more adaptable to change
15 Feb 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice FAA SAIB CE-16-16 - dated 04 May 2016
Potential for cracks and corrosion in the stabilizer hinge brackets and tailcone reinforcement brackets on Cessna 180 and 185 aircraft fitted with floats or skis.
14 Feb 2017 Revised type acceptance report: Cameron Balloons US, revision 2
13 Feb 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: EASA SIB 2017-01 supersedes EASA SIB 2016-14R1 and provides general safety precautions regarding the air transportation of damaged, defective or recalled lithium batteries.
10 Feb 2017 2017 Airspace Review:
2017 Taranaki Airspace Review - Subsequent Consultation - submissions close 30 Mar 2017
Airways New Zealand submissions to the Civil Aviation Authority's 2017 Taranaki Airspace Review: New Plymouth CTR and CTA proposal
10 Feb 2017 METAR Flowchart updated
09 Feb 2017 Vacancy: Team Leader Airworthiness - Special Flight Operations and Recreational Aviation unit - applications close Monday 06 Mar 2017
08 Feb 2017 Vacancy: Airworthiness Inspector - Helicopters and Agricultural unit - applications close Sunday 05 Mar 2017
08 Feb 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive EASA AD 2017-0020-E : ATA 05 - Tail Rotor - Pitch Rod - Inspection - effective 09 Feb 2017
This AD is applicable to Airbus Helicopters model AS350 B, BA, BB, B1, B2, B3, and AS355 E, F, F1, F2, N, NP helicopters, all S/N, which embody modification (mod) 075601 or mod 076602.
The AD is prompted by several reports of finding significant damage of the elastomeric ball-joint of the tail rotor (TR) pitch rod (horn side) on AS350 and AS355 helicopters. The investigation to determine the cause for this damage is on-going.
07 Feb 2017 Maintenance Controller Course - Enrolments now open for 2017
07 Feb 2017 Review of pilot operating time-on-type for small air transport operations:
Survey – we want to hear about your experience with CAR 135.505
07 Feb 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice CAN 27-009 Rev 1 - MD Helicopters 369/500/600 - MRB Abrasion Strip Inspections - issued 07 Feb 2017
Delamination or dis-bonding of the abrasion strip on Main Rotor Blades (MRBs) fitted to MD helicopters. MRB abrasion strip delamination or dis-bonding can cause vibration and possible loss of aircraft control.
07 Feb 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: EASA AD 2017-0019-E - effective 07 Feb 2017
This AD with effective date 07 Feb 2017 is applicable to ARRIEL 1A1, 1A2, 1B, 1C, 1C1, 1C2, 1D, 1D1, 1E2, 1K, 1K1, 1S and 1S1 engines, all S/N. Compliance with EASA AD 2017-0019-E is required within the next 10 hours TIS, or 7 days, whichever occurs first.
The AD is prompted by reports of fuel leaks originating from the drain valve (DV) assembly on certain ARRIEL 1 engines. Investigation revealed that the fuel leaks are due to non-compliant diaphragms.
02 Feb 2017 Vacancy: Airworthiness Inspector (Avionics) - applications close Thursday 16 Feb 2017
02 Feb 2017 Vacancy: Air Transport Inspector - Flight Operations - applications close Monday 13 Feb 2017
02 Feb 2017 Advisory Circular AC91-9 and AC172-1 - Radiotelephony Manual - 02 Mar 2017
Revision 11 updates the standard radiotelephone phraseologies procedures to align with the requirement of rule 172.105 (b)
02 Feb 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Increase in Boom Length of 180E Crawler Crane at Huntly - submissions close 21 Feb 2017
02 Feb 2017 Exemption from the Requirement in Civil Aviation Rule 125.361(d)(7) - 16/EXE/39 - issued 01 Feb 2017
02 Feb 2017 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: FAA SAIB NM-17-07 - issued 26 Jan 2017
Potential unsafe condition with the end release buckle on certain AmSafe restraint system assemblies installed on passenger seats.
AmSafe SB 504443-25-02 issue 10, dated 10 February 2016 provides instructions for inspecting and testing the buckle assembly for defects.
01 Feb 2017 Aircraft Register file for export updated
01 Feb 2017 AvKiwi Safety Seminars


2017 AvKiwi Safety Seminar topic revealed and venues announced
01 Feb 2017 Bird Incident Rate Report - October to December 2016
01 Feb 2017 Rule Projects in Process - January update, including Advisory Circulars monthly Report

January

31 Jan 2017 January/February 2017 Vector magazine
31 Jan 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Mobile Crane at Grey Base Hospital Greymouth - submissions close 07 Feb 2017
31 Jan 2017 SMS Industry Workshop: New Plymouth - 02 to 03 Mar 2017 - Now Full
30 Jan 2017 Part 157 notice of proposal for construction of a heliport - Cedar Lodge Heliport Makarora - closing date for submissions 14 Feb 2017
26 Jan 2017 Revised Good Aviation Practice (GAP) booklet: In, Out and Around Manawatu
26 Jan 2017 IA Renewal Course: Hamilton 08 to 09 Feb 2017 - FULL
26 Jan 2017 The New Southern Sky Roadshow will make a special visit to Taranaki Friday 03 Feb 2017. This event will be of interest to all aviators in Taranaki, especially those who operate in controlled airspace, and IFR pilots. It will be held at the Hawera Aero Club, Waihi Road, 5:30 - 7 pm.
25 Jan 2017 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 17-01 - effective 26 Jan 2017
24 Jan 2017 Navigable Airspace Determination - Hawkins Construction Ltd - Mobile Crane Unit for New Wellington Control Tower
24 Jan 2017 Taking Control of Flight Path Management - this CAA seminar in Wellington 08 Mar 2017 aims to update operators and pilots on the latest strategies for getting the best out of automation, while resisting becoming a slave to it.
20 Jan 2017 Vacancy: Human Resources Advisor - closes 03 Feb 2017
20 Jan 2017 Revised Met Information poster available
18 Jan 2017 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: Transport Canada AD CF-2017-03 Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (BHTC) 427 helicopters fitted with a vertical fin P/N 427-035-840-105 or 427-035-840-109
18 Jan 2017 Aircraft Register file for export updated
17 Jan 2017 Airworthiness Notice: EASA SIB 2016-19R1 Enhanced Surveillance Parameters to Mode S Ground Stations
17 Jan 2017

Part 77 Notices of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - submissions close 07 Feb 2017
Crane at 645 Colombo Street Christchurch
Tower Crane at 70-74 Anzac Avenue Auckland

17 Jan 2017 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Tower Crane at 39-47 Union Street Auckland - submissions close 07 Feb 2017
13 Jan 2017 Fatigue Risk Management Panel (FRMP) Meeting Agenda and Minutes 08 Dec 2016
12 Jan 2017

SIGMET quick reference guides

12 Jan 2017

Met Blog - 12 Jan 2017

10 Jan 2017

Vacancy: Safety Promotion Advisor - Wellington based - applications close 29 Jan 2017

06 Jan 2017

SMS Industry Workshops Feb to Mar 2017 - places are still available for the following venues - please register as soon as possible:
Hamilton - 28 Feb to 01 Mar 2017
New Plymouth - 02 to 03 Mar 2017
Christchurch - 14 to 15 Mar 2017
Blenheim - 16 to 17 Mar 2017
Queenstown - 28 to 29 Mar 2017
Dunedin - 30 to 31 Mar 2017

01 Jan 2017 Airworthiness Notice: FAA SAIB CE-17-05 Electrical Power System Wiring - Piper PA-31-350 aircraft

December

23 Dec 2016 Airworthiness Notices:
CASA AWB 62-006 Issue 1 - Alert - R22 Main Rotor Blade cracking
FAA SAIB CE-17-03 - Air Tractor AT-602 and AT-802 Series - Flight Controls, Rudder Control System
22 Dec 2016 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: EASA 2016-0261 - Agusta A109 and AW109 helicopters
22 Dec 2016 Aircraft Register Export file has been updated
22 Dec 2016 Rule Projects in Progress - updated
Summary of Public Submissions Omnibus 2016
22 Dec 2016 Aviation Safety Report - 1 Jul 2015 to 30 Jun 2016
22 Dec 2016 Vacancy: Senior Solicitor (Fixed Term) - closes 09 Jan 2017
22 Dec 2016 Media statement: Christmas - the season of goodwill and safe drone-flying for all
22 Dec 2016 Aviation Safety Officer Course - Auckland 2 and 3 Mar 2017
20 Dec 2016

Continuing Airworthiness Notice: Transport Canada CASA 2016-14 - issed 09 Dec 2016
The purpose of this Civil Aviation Safety Alert (CASA) is to raise awareness of the possibility of cracking and potential failures of control columns installed on Piper PA-28 series of aircraft.

19 Dec 2016

Fatigue risk management submissions period extended until 20 Feb 2017

19 Dec 2016

How to Access Aviation Weather Information - IFIS

This has beed added: The IFIS web site complements the MetFlight GA web site and provides pre-flight text-based MET information including TAF, METAR, SPECI, METAR AUTO, SIGMET and ARFOR. Graphical information will be added later.

19 Dec 2016

Airworthiness Directive Amendment Schedule Nr 16-12 - effective 22 Dec 2016

19 Dec 2016

Weather Balloons - Release Sites and Times - added to Meteorology page

19 Dec 2016

2016 - 2017 Holiday Hours

19 Dec 2016

Continuing Airworthiness Notice: EASA SIB 2016-19 Correction: Honeywell Mode S Transponders: Enhanced Surveillance Parameters not provided to Mode S Ground Stations - 16 Dec 2016
Primus II Mode S Transponders RCZ-8XX, Part Number (P/N) 7510700-563, P/N 7510700-613, P/N 7510700-615, P/N 7510700-624, P/N 7510700-625, P/N 7510700-663, P/N 7510700-665 and P/N 7510700-675, and Primus EPIC Mode S Transponders, P/N 7517400-950 and P/N 7517401-960.

19 Dec 2016 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Mobile Crane Unit for New Wellington Control Tower - Submissions close 16 Dec 2016
16 Dec 2016 Continuing Airworthiness Notice (CAN) 64-001 Robinson R44 series helicopters fitted with Tail Rotor Blades (TRBs) with P/N C029-1 or C029-2
16 Dec 2016 Continuing Airworthiness Notice (CAN) 85-008 Revision 1 - Connecting Rod Small End Bushes with Lycoming P/N LW-13923 - issued 16 Dec 2016
15 Dec 2016 Vacancy: Senior Administration Officer (12 months fixed term) - closes 09 Jan 2016
15 Dec 2016

Continuing Airworthiness Notice: EASA SIB 2016-19 - issued 13 Dec 2016
This SIB is applicable to Primus II Mode S Transponders RCZ-8XX, P/N 7510700-563, 7510700-613, 7510700-615, 7510700-624, 7510700-625, 7510700-663, 7510700-665 and 7510700-675, and Primus EPIC Mode S Transponders P/N 7517400-950 and 7517400-960.

15 Dec 2016

Omnibus 2016 rule project - Pending Rules (all these rule amendments come into effect 10 Mar 2017):

Part 1, Amendment 51 Definitions and Abbreviations
Part 19, Amendment 19 Transition Rules
Part 21, Amendment 9 Certification of Products and Parts
Part 43, Amendment 12 General Maintenance Rules
Part 61, Amendment 12 Pilot Licences and Ratings
Part 91, Amendment 27 General Operating and Flight Rules
Part 101, Amendment 8 Gyrogliders and Parasails, Unmanned Aircraft (including Balloons), Kites, and Rockets - Operating Rules
Part 115, Amendment 4 Adventure Aviation – Certification and Operations
Part 119, Amendment 16 Air Operator – Certification
Part 121, Amendment 28 Air Operations – Large Aeroplanes
Part 125, Amendment 21 Air Operations – Medium Aeroplanes
Part 137, Amendment 7 Agricultural Aircraft Operations
Part 139, Amendment 13 Aerodromes – Certification, Operation and Use
Part 141, Amendment 5 Aviation Training Organisations – Certification
Part 145, Amendment 14 Aircraft Maintenance Organisations – Certification
Part 146, Amendment 4 Aircraft Design Organisations – Certification
Part 147, Amendment 1 Maintenance Training Organisations - Certification
Part 148, Amendment 5 Aircraft Manufacturing Organisations – Certification
Part 171, Amendment 5 Aeronautical Telecommunication Services - Operation and Certification
Part 172, Amendment 12 Air Traffic Service Organisations – Certification
Part 173, Amendment 3 Instrument Flight Procedure Service Organisation - Certification and Operation
Part 174, Amendment 5 Aviation Meteorological Service Organisations – Certification
Part 175, Amendment 8 Aeronautical Information Services Organisations – Certification

14 Dec 2016 Vacancy - Health and Safety Inspector - closes 12 Jan 2016
13 Dec 2016 2017 East Coast Airspace Review - Gisborne and Hawkes Bay has been put on hold until 2018
13 Dec 2016 2017 Taranaki Airspace Review - Summary of Submissons
09 Dec 2016 Aviation Safety Summary Report - 01 Jul to 30 Sep 2016
09 Dec 2016 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Cranes for Queenstown Central Developments - Submissions close 9 Jan 2017
09 Dec 2016 New Policy Project
Review of pilot operating time-on-type for small air transport operations
08 Dec 2016 Continuing Airworthiness Notice (CAN) 85-008 - Connecting Rod Small End Bushes with P/N LW-13923 supplied by Lycoming - issued 08 Dec 2016
08 Dec 2016 Vacancy - Senior Administration Officer (Fixed term) - closes 15 Dec 2016
08 Dec 2016 Rule Projects in Process - November update, including Advisory Circulars monthly report
08 Dec 2016 Part 157 - Notice of proposal for construction of a heliport - Haast Airstrip and Makarora - closing date for submissions 19 Dec 2016
07 Dec 2016 Fatigue Risk Managment - flyer added
07 Dec 2016 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determinations -
T and D Construction Co 2010 Ltd - Crawler Crane, Riverlands, Blenheim
Fletcher Building Holdings Ltd - Four Tower Cranes Lower Queens Street, Auckland
07 Dec 2016 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Stratum Consultants - Lighting Towers at Bay Cricket Oval, Mt Maunganui
07 Dec 2016 Flight Test Standards Guide - Flight Instructor Rating Category E Issue and Biennial - Revision 2 issued Nov 2016
06 Dec 2016 Cover of Nov/Dec 2016 Vector magazine  Vector magazine Nov/Dec 2016
06 Dec 2016 SMS Industry Workshops - 16 to 17 Feb 2017 in Auckland - Now Full
06 Dec 2016 Vacancy - Flight Operations Inspector (HAU) x 2 - closes 09 Jan 2017
06 Dec 2016 Advisory Circular AC105-1: Parachuting - Operating Rules - 05 Dec 2016
Revision 1 relocates guidance on the 'right of an operator to conduct a competency assessment' to the explanatory material of rule 105.15
05 Dec 2016 Advisory Circular AC65-7.4, Rev 4 - 1 Dec 2016
Air Traffic Service Personnel Licences and Ratings—Air Traffic Controller Ratings–Area Control Procedural Rating
01 Dec 2016 Aircraft Register Export file has been updated
01 Dec 2016 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: EASA SIB 2016-18 - issued 28 Nov 2016
Rotorcraft operators performing hoist or external sling load opeartions

This MPD with effective date 21 February 2017 is applicable to Pegasus Quasar 2 TC, Pegasus Quantum 15 (Rotax 2-stroke engines), Pegasus Quantum 15-912, Pegasus Quantum 15-HKS, Pegasus Quik, Quik GT450, QuikR, Quik GTR and PulsR.