Draft Advisory Circulars

Draft Advisory Circulars Open for Comment


AC91-22 (draft Revision 2) Aircraft Refuelling and Defueling—Fire Prevention and Safety Guidance Measures (PDF 1.4 MB)

This advisory circular provides guidance material about fire prevention measures in respect of aircraft fuelling and safety measures to be observed by a person involved in fuelling (or defueling) an aircraft.

It is intended for general information, and does not override those procedures developed by recognised and certificated fuel company suppliers.

Comments close 22 May 2019

Please forward comments to:

Brendan Odell
Airworthiness Inspector


AC91-9 & AC172-1 (draft Revision 13) Radiotelephony Manual (PDF 2.6 MB)

Revision 13 updates the Radiotelephony Manual with recent ICAO phraseology changes. Also included in the revision are updates to aircraft types and procedures applicable to the current environment, as well as corrections of historical errors for continued alignment with ICAO phraseology.

The draft has now being updated to incorporate an additional note regarding an amendment made to Revision 11 on 2 March 2017.

Closing date for submissions has been extended to 21 May 2019.

Please forward comments to:

Kate Madden
Aeronautical Services Officer
Aeronautical Services


AC92-2 (draft Revision 2) Carriage of Dangerous Goods on Domestic VFR Flights in Unpressurised Aircraft not exceeding 5700 kg MCTOW (PDF 376 KB)

Revision 2 updates the dangerous goods items that are acceptable to carry by passengers on board for recreational or sporting activities; list of substance by class or division and examples of items; and emergency procedure to include the appropriate ATS unit in the communication of any dangerous goods on board.

Comments close 12 Apr 2019

Please forward comments to:

Kate Madden
Aeronautical Services Officer
Aeronautical Services


AC43-14 (draft Revision 5.1) Standard Design Changes: Acceptable Technical Data (PDF 1.4 MB)

Comments close 18 Mar 2019 now extended to 08 Apr 2019

Please forward comments to:

airworthiness@caa.govt.nz


AC00-1 (draft Revision 1) Acceptability of Parts (PDF 176 KB)

Comments close 06 Nov 2018

Please forward comments to:

Greg Baum
Airworthiness Engineer (Product Certification)


AC91-22 (draft Revision 1) Aircraft Refuelling and Defueling—Fire Prevention and Safety Guidance Measures (PDF 270 KB)

Comments close 06 Nov 2018

Please forward comments to:

Brendan Odell
Airworthiness Inspector


AC121-XX (draft Revision 0) Occupancy of Emergency Exit Rows (PDF 180 KB)

Comments close 06 Nov 2018

Please forward comments to:

Mary Wallis
Cabin Safety Inspector (Air Transport Unit)


AC43-9 (draft revision 4) Modifications, Repairs and the Form CAA 337 (PDF 205 KB)

Revision 4 adds guidance on approved model list (AML) supplemental type certificates (STCs) under Section B of this advisory circular, and updates the title of Appendix A of this advisory circular.

Comments close 21 Sep 2018

Please forward comments to:

Greg Baum
Airworthiness Engineer (Product Certification)


Draft Advisory Circulars Closed for Comment

AC43-14 (draft revision 5) Avionics, Installations: Acceptable Technical Data (PDF 480 KB)

Comments closed 30 Apr 2018


 AC43-11 (draft revision 3) Aircraft Emergency Locator Systems (PDF 76 KB)

Comments closed 30 Apr 2018


 AC139-8 (draft revision 3) Aerodrome Design: Heliports (PDF 767 KB)

 Comments closed 16 Mar 2018


 AC19-1 (draft revision 1) Test Pilot Approvals (PDF 243 KB)

Comments closed 22 Feb 2018