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|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||
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|
|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
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|19 Dec 2016||
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.
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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
|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
|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
|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||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