What's New

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We'll tell you when we add new rules, Notices of Proposed Rule Making, Airworthiness Directives, Advisory Circulars, media releases, and much more.

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May 2019

23 May 2019 Media Statement - TAIC Fox Glacier crash report
22 May 2019 Emergency Airworthiness Directive FAA AD 2019-09-02 applicable to Bell 212, 412, 412CF, and 412EP helicopters - effective 04 Jun 2019
21 May 2019 Medical Examiner Newsletter - Apr 2019
20 May 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
17 May 2019 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - submissions close 13 Jun 2019
Kelvin Grove Mobile Facility
Raumati Mobile Facility
17 May 2019 Notice of Proposed Rule Making NPRM 19-03 Omnibus Rule Amendments 2017
16 May 2019 In, out and around Milford bookletNew Zealand Airspace bookletGood Aviation Practice (GAP) booklet revisions:
In, out and around Milford
New Zealand airspace
16 May 2019 EASA Safety Information Bulletin 2017-18R1 - issued 15 May 2019
Installation of Crash Resistant Fuel System - AS 350 B3 helicopters fitted with an Arriel 2D engine, AS 350 D, AS 350 B, AS 350 B1, AS 350 B2, AS 350 BA, AS 350 B3 and EC 130 B4 helicopters.
16 May 2019 Part 77 Navigable airspace determination: BCD Group Ltd - Tower Structure Pukeroa Road Waitomo
13 May 2019 Safety Investigation Brief - Fatal parachute accident Parakai 15 Mar 2019
13 May 2019 Civil Aviation Bill: The Ministry of Transport is now inviting submissions on a Bill to repeal and replace the Civil Aviation Act 1990 and Airport Authorities Act 1966. Submissions close 06 Jul 2019.
13 May 2019 New contact info for media enquiries: phone +64 27 763 0000, or email media@caa.govt.nz. For other enquires, see Contact Us.
13 May 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
10 May 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated
10 May 2019 Safety Investigation Brief - Fatal Paraglider Accident Mt Manganui 07 Dec 2018
09 May 2019 Rule changes effective 10 May 2019:
Part 91 General and Operating Rules - Amendment 31
Part 121 Air Operations - Large Aeroplanes - Amendment 31
Part 125 Air Operations - Medium Aeroplanes - Amendment 23
Part 129 Foreign Air Transport Operator - Certification - Amendment 9
Part 135 Air Operations - Helicopters and Small Aeroplanes - Amendment 24
08 May 2019 Nominations open for the 2019 Young Aviation Professional Award
08 May 2019 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane at 30 Airpark Drive Mangere Auckland - submissions close 30 May 2019
07 May 2019 Part 77 Navigable airspace determination: Replace RNZ Transmitting Station Mast Titahi Bay
07 May 2019 Pending pilot syllabuses, effective 07 Oct 2019:
Subject 38 ATPL Flight Navigation General (Aeroplane and Helicopter)
Subject 40 ATPL Flight Planning (Aeroplane)
Subject 44 ATPL Instruments and Navigation Aids (Aeroplane)
Subject 48 ATPL Advanced Aerodynamics, Performance, and Systems Knowledge (Aeroplane)
07 May 2019 Transport Canada Emergency Airworthiness Directive CF-2019-16: Flight Control System - Yaw Trim Runaway - Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (BHTCL) model 429 helicopters
06 May 2019 Type Acceptance Report – Arrow Falcon Exporters (Bell) UH-1H
06 May 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated
06 May 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
03 May 2019 FAA Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin SAIB NE-19-08 Reciprocating Engine Cylinder Section - Lycoming Engines Parallel Valve Cylinders
03 May 2019 FAA Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin SAIB CE-19-07 Seat Belt Buckle Failure on Schroth Safety Products Rotary Buckles Restraint Systems
03 May 2019 FAA Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin SAIB SW-19-06 Rotorcraft/All Models - Cargo Compartments - Goodrich
02 May 2019 Bird Incident Rate Report January to March 2019
02 May 2019 Transport Canada Civil Aviation Safety Alert CASA 2019-02 Issue 01 Quad City Challenger II Lift Strut Brackets
02 May 2019 Transport Canada Civil Aviation Safety Alert CASA 2019-01 Issue 01 All DHC-3 Otter aircraft - Front Float Strut
02 May 2019 EASA Safety Information Bulletin 2019-07 All gliders including powered gliders which require rigging
01 May 2019 VFR Met booklet
New revised Good Aviation Practice (GAP) booklet: VFR Met
01 May 2019 Revised form 24141/01 Issue, Renewal, or Amendment of an Aviation Training Organisation Certificate
Amended to better reflect sections of the Part 141 ATOC Schedule of Conditions and adds a number of features, eg SMS requirements.
01 May 2019 Heliport Conditional Determination - Mechanics Bay Heliport
01 May 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated

April 2019

30 Apr 2019 Notice of proposal for construction of a Waterdrome - Peninsula Air Ltd Lyttleton Harbour - submissions extended to 31 May 2019
30 Apr 2019 AC91-9 & AC172-1 (draft Revision 13) Radiotelephony Manual
The draft has now being updated to incorporate an additional note regarding an amendment made to Revision 11 on 2 March 2017.
The comment period has been extended from 07 May 2019 to 21 May 2019.
29 Apr 2019 Notice of proposal for alteration of Kaikoura Aerodrome - closing date for submissions extended to 31 May 2019
29 Apr 2019 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Cranes at Port Nelson - closing date for submissions extended to 10 May 2019
29 Apr 2019 IATA Approach to Operational Risk - presentation added to Sector Risk Profile page
29 Apr 2019 Rule Projects in Progress (including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report) - updated
29 Apr 2019 Safety Advisory Notice: ATSB No. AO-2017-078-SAN-001 Replacement of self-locking nuts on Robinson Helicopter Company (RHC) helicopters, issued 28 Mar 2019
29 Apr 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
27 Apr 2019 Emergency Airworthiness Directive - Transport Canada CF-2019-15 - effective 27 Apr 2019
Applicable to Bell 429 helicopters, S/N 57001 through to 57363.
26 Apr 2019 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CAN 85-003 Revision 1 - issued 26 Apr 2019
Applicable to All Teledyne Continental reciprocating engines that have experienced a propeller strike, or a hydraulic lock event.
26 Apr 2019 Emergency Airworthiness Directive - EASA AD 2019-0087-E - effective 26 Apr 2019
Applicable to EC135 P1, EC135 P2, EC135 P2+, EC135 P3, EC135 T1, EC135 T2, EC135 T2+ and EC135 T3 helicopters, all variants, all S/N. ATA 67 – Rotors Flight Control – Main Rotor Actuator Single-Axis Actuators – Inspection / Replacement.
24 Apr 2019 AC91-22 (draft Revision 2) Aircraft Refuelling and Defueling—Fire Prevention and Safety Guidance Measures - comments close 22 May 2019
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18 Apr 2019 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 19-04 - effective 18 Apr 2019
18 Apr 2019 Watch stakeholders share their thoughts on PBN at Approach 19 - NSS website
17 Apr 2019 General Directions Exceptions for Temporary Medical Conditions - effective 15 Apr 2019
16 Apr 2019 Part 77 Navigable airspace determinations
Tauranga Airport Authority – Cranes at Bayfair Shopping Centre
Crane at Northside Drive, Auckland
16 Apr 2019 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Cranes at Port Nelson - submissions close 03 May 2019
15 Apr 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
12 Apr 2019 Conditional Determination Williams Road Heliport
12 Apr 2019 New form: 24092/01 Application for issue or renewal of a Packaging Approval under Civil Aviation Rules, Part 92
This form has been developed to support rule 92.53 Packaging approval.
12 Apr 2019 UK CAA MPD 2019-004-E - applies to Non type-certified Rotax 912 i series and 915 i A series engines, all S/N. These engines are known to be installed in Light Sport Aircraft (LSA), microlights and amateur built aircraft - effective date 12 Apr 2019
11 Apr 2019 Collaboration key to successful Approach 19 PBN forum - NSS website
11 Apr 2019 Pending rules: ICAO Alignment Rule Amendments - effective 10 May 2019
Part 91 General and Operating Rules - Amendment 31
Part 121 Air Operations - Large Aeroplanes - Amendment 31
Part 125 Air Operations - Medium Aeroplanes - Amendment 23
Part 129 Foreign Air Transport Operator - Certification - Amendment 9
Part 135 Air Operations - Helicopters and Small Aeroplanes - Amendment 24
10 Apr 2019 New form: 24137/07 Documentation Amendment Summary Sheet for an Agricultural Aircraft Operator under Civil Aviation Rules, Part 137
10 Apr 2019 Notice of proposal for construction of a Waterdrome - Peninsula Air Ltd Lyttleton Harbour - submissions extended to 30 Apr 2019
10 Apr 2019 Colour Vision Deficiency - General Directions Notice 2019
10 Apr 2019 Advisory Circular AC61-18 Rev 10 Pilot Licences and Ratings - Flight Instructor Ratings
Revision 10 adds guidance on rule 61.305 Privileges and limitations specific to Category E flight instructor rating.
10 Apr 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated
10 Apr 2019 Continuing airworthiness notice EASA SIB 2019-06:
Airbus Helicopters Deutschland (AHD) EC135 helicopters, all S/N - Main Rotor Actuator - Inspection and reporting per the instructions in AHD ASB EC135-67A-039 dated 08 April 2019, and ASB EC135H-67A-011 dated 08 April 2019.
09 Apr 2019 AC91-9 & AC172-1 (draft Revision 13) Radiotelephony Manual - comments close 07 May 2019
08 Apr 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated
08 Apr 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
05 Apr 2019 Navigible Airspace Determination: Naylor Love Construction Ltd - Tower Crane, Three Apartment Blocks, Queenstown
05 Apr 2019 FAA SAIB SW-19-05 Bell 206L-1, 206L-3 and 206L-4 helicopters embodied with Air Comm Corporation’s Supplemental Type Certificate SH2750NM
05 Apr 2019 Two revised Advisory Circulars:
Advisory Circular AC00-1 Acceptability of Parts - Rev 1
Revision 1 corrects out-of-date references; adds guidance on Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) parts; and makes editorial changes.
Advisory Circular AC61-1 Pilot Licences and Ratings - General - Rev 10
Revision 10 gives additional information on the law exam requirement when rule 61.39 has not been complied with for more than 5 years; and makes minor editorial changes to the language proficiency assessment.
05 Apr 2019 Airspace review - 2019 East Coast - Gisborne and Hawke's Bay - deferred until 2020
05 Apr 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated
04 Apr 2019 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Tower Structure Pukeroa Road, Waitomo - submissions close 03 May 2019
04 Apr 2019 Proposed General Directions Notice 2018 Colour Vision Deficiency - Summary of Submissions
04 Apr 2019 Proposed common frequency zones - North Wellington - airspace user consultation - submissions close 17 Apr 2019
04 Apr 2019 Navigible Airspace Determination: Hawkins 2017 Ltd - Crane at 10 Madden Street Auckland
04 Apr 2019 Notice of proposal for alteration of Kaikoura Aerodrome - submissions close 03 May 2019
04 Apr 2019 Advisory Circular AC43-9 Modifications, Repairs, and the Form CAA 337 - Rev 4
04 Apr 2019 CAA releases SOPs guidance material to support PBN transition - NSS website
04 Apr 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated
01 Apr 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated

March 2019

29 Mar 2019 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination: Xigo New Zealand Limited - Tainui Auckland Airport Hotel 2 LP
29 Mar 2019 PBN Operational End-State 2023: A Regulatory View - a cover note has been added to clarify the policy development process for PBN rule changes (PDF 1.7 MB)
29 Mar 2019 Safety Investigation Brief - Microlight Windscreen Failure
28 Mar 2019 Navigable Airspace Determination: Tilt Renewables Limited Subsidiary Tararua Wind Power - Waverley Wind Farm, South Taranaki
28 Mar 2019 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 19-03 - effective 28 Mar 2019
27 Mar 2019 Notice of proposal for construction of a Heliport - 74 Paritai Drive Auckland
Heliport Conditional Determination - Lister Helicopters Heliport
27 Mar 2019 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Replace RNZ Transmitting Station Mast Titahi Bay
Navigable Airspace Determination: Icon Co Pty NZ Limited - Luffing Tower Cranes for Student Accommodation Building, Auckland
25 Mar 2019 IA (Inspection Authorisation) renewal course added for Sep 2019 at Dunedin
25 Mar 2019 Rule Projects in Progress (including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report) - updated
25 Mar 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
22 Mar 2019 AC43-14 (draft Revision 5.1) Standard Design Changes: Acceptable Technical Data - closing date for comments extended to 08 Apr 2019
22 Mar 2019 Approach 19 programme released - NSS website
22 Mar 2019 NPRM 19-02 Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Personnel Licensing - a reminder that comments close 29 Mar 2019
22 Mar 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated
21 Mar 2019 Airworthiness and Maintenance Workshop - Wellington 09-10 Apr and Queenstown 21-22 May 2019 - places are still available
20 Mar 2019 Notice of proposal for construction of a Heliport - Kensington Park Heliport Whangarei - submissions close 07 Apr 2019
20 Mar 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated
20 Mar 2019 UK Safety Notice SN-2019/003 - applies to GA aircraft which may include microlights, amateur built and historic aircraft, balloons, gliders, helicopters, piston singles and twins up to 5,700 kg MCTOW.
19 Mar 2019 FAA AD 2019-05-04 - applicable to MD Helicopters, Inc., Model 369A, 369D, 369E, 369FF, 369H, 369HE, 369HM, 369HS, 500N, and 600N helicopters, all S/N, fitted with main rotor blades (MRB) P/N 369A1100, 369D21100, 369D21102, 369D21120, 369D21121, 369D21123, 500P2100, or 500P2300, all dash numbers. Effective 17 Apr 2019.
19 Mar 2019 EASA Emergency AD 2019-0055-E - applicable to Rotax 912 iSc2 Sport, 912 iSc3 Sport and Rotax 915 iSc3 A engines, all S/N. Effective 20 Mar 2019.
19 Mar 2019 Part 77 Navigable airspace determination
CPB Contractors - Crane for Matapihi Road-Girven Road Roundabout
18 Mar 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
15 Mar 2019 Part 77 Navigable airspace determinations
Calder Stewart Plant Ltd - Crane at 83 Marshs Road Hornby, Christchurch
Spark New Zealand Trading Ltd - Mobile Phone Tower Falvey Road, Timaru
15 Mar 2019 Aviation Security Service Funding Review 2018/19 Summary of submissions
14 Mar 2019 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace  - Crane at 5 Akaroa Drive Mapiua Wellington - submissions close 03 Apr 2019
14 Mar 2019 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane at 10 Madden Street, Auckland - submissions close 29 Mar 2019
13 Mar 2019 Definition of crew member - Summary of submissions
13 Mar 2019 Draft Advisory Circular AC92-2 (draft Revision 2) Carriage of Dangerous Goods on Domestic VFR Flights in Unpressurised Aircraft not exceeding 5700 kg MCTOW - comments close 12 Apr 2019
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.
13 Mar 2019 CAA Media Statement - Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operations temporarily suspended in New Zealand
12 Mar 2019 Aviation Safety Summary Report Oct to Dec 2018
12 Mar 2019 Notices of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace:
Ship to Shore Cranes Sulphur Point Wharf Tauranga - submissions close 28 Mar 2019
Crane at Northside Drive Auckland - submissions close 27 Mar 2019
11 Mar 2019 CASA AWB 63-002 Issue 4 - Bell 206 Freewheel Unit Failures - Mast Yielding / Main Rotor Separation - issued 08 Mar 2019
11 Mar 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
07 Mar 2019 CAA Briefing - March 2019
07 Mar 2019 Emergency Airworthiness Directive
DCA/AL250/59 Fuel Nozzle Assembly Screen Filter – Inspection applicable to all Rolls-Royce Allison 250 series engines fitted with fuel nozzle assembly P/N M250-10603 - effective 07 Mar 2019
07 Mar 2019 Advisory Circular AC61-10 Pilot Licences and Ratings - Type Ratings - effective 08 Mar 2019
Revision 9 makes minor editorial changes to foreign type ratings
07 Mar 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated
07 Mar 2019 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of a Waterdrome at Lyttelton Harbour - submissions have been extended to 16 Apr 2019
06 Mar 2019 Fatal accident report: Loss of control in flight RANS S6-ES Coyote II ZK-TJE
06 Mar 2019 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Tower Crane for Three Apartment Blocks Queenstown - submissions close 27 Mar 2019
05 Mar 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated
05 Mar 2019 Type Acceptance Reports:
Beech 95/55/56/58 Series - Revision 2
Bombardier DHC-8 Series - Revision 1
Leonardo Helicopters AW169 - Revision 2
04 Mar 2019 NSS Working Group release key messages
04 Mar 2019 EASA SIB 2019-04 Avoiding obstacles illuminated with Light Emitting Diode (LED) obstacle lights whilst operating using Night Vision Goggles (NVGs)
Continuing Airworthiness Notice CAN 34-006 Issued to alert affected operators that the GPS week number will roll over from 1023 to zero 06 Apr 2019
04 Mar 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
01 Mar 2019 Cover of Autumn 2019 Vector magazine
Vector magazine Autumn 2019
01 Mar 2019 Advisory Circular AC61-2 Pilot Licences and Ratings - Student Pilots - Rev 7 effective 04 Mar 2019
01 Mar 2019 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Waverley Wind Farm South Taranaki - submissions close 28 Mar 2019
01 Mar 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated