What's New

This is the fastest way to find out what's new on the CAA website. Every time new significant information is added we'll point to it here so there's no need to spend time going over information you've already seen.

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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July 2019

18 Jul 2019 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination: Titan Cranes Ltd - Crane at Orchard Road Christchurch
17 Jul 2019 Part 77 notice of objects and activities affecting navigable airspace: Crane for Slip Way, Meriless Rd, Tauranga  - submissions close 10 Aug 2019
16 Jul 2019 Part 77 notice of objects and activities affecting navigable airspace: Crane lift at Palmerston North shopping centre - submissions close 6 Aug 2019
16 Jul 2019 Part 77 notice of objects and activities affecting navigable airspace: crane at FSNI The Landings, Auckland - submissions close 29 Jul 2019
16 Jul 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated
15 Jul 2019 CASA Airworthiness Bulletin AWB 53-011 Issue 1 - Cessna 210 and 177 Wing Carry-through Spar
15 Jul 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
12 Jul 2019 From 10:00 pm Friday 12 Jul to 6:00 am Saturday 13 Jul 2019 some data services will not be available on the CAA website. This outage is required for maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.
11 Jul 2019 FAA Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) CE-19-13: Flight Controls - Cable Terminals Used on 14 CFR Part 23 and CAR Part 3 Airplanes with Mechanical Flight Control Cables
11 Jul 2019 Type Acceptance Reports - Piper PA-28 Cherokee Series and Sikorsky S-76 Series
09 Jul 2019 Updated Part 171,172,173,174 and 175 matrices
09 Jul 2019 Flight Instructor Seminar 2019: Masterton 06/07 August - registrations close 23 July
08 Jul 2019 Type Acceptance Report - Sportine Aviacija LAK-17 Series
08 Jul 2019 2018 Proposed restricted area – Hokianga Harbour
08 Jul 2019 Part 77 notice of objects and activities affecting navigable airspace: crane at Woodlands Crescent, Auckland  - submissions close 25 Jul 2019
08 July 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated 
08 Jul 2019 Emergency Airworthiness Directive FAA AD 2019-12-18 applicable to certain serial numbers of Robinson R44 II helicopters - effective 09 Jul 2019
05 Jul 2019 From 8:30 pm Friday 05 Jul to 3:00 am Saturday 06 Jul 2019 some data services will not be available on the CAA website. This outage is required for maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.
04 Jul 2019 AC43-1 (draft Revision 5) Aircraft Maintenance - comments now extended to 16 Aug 2019
04 Jul 2019 Revised Advisory Circular AC43-14 Standard Design Changes : Acceptable Technical Data - Rev 5, effective 05 Jul 2019

Revision 5 amends the title of the advisory circular and incorporates the following appendices -

  • Appendix 2 : Installation of FAA TSO-C126 () ELTs
  • Appendix 13: Installation of Stand-alone ADS-B Systems
  • Appendix 14: Temporary Mounting of Lightweight Cameras
04 Jul 2019 FAA Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) CE-19-14 - Navigation Flight Management Computing Software - Rockwell Collins - 02 Jul 2019
03 Jul 2019 Tonight, Wednesday 03 Jul 2019 between 8:30 pm and midnight, some data services will not be available on the CAA website.
This outage is required for maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.
01 Jul 2019 Emergency Airworthiness Directive EASA AD 2019-0121R1 applicable to Leonardo AW169 helicopters, all S/N - effective 02 Jul 2019
01 Jul 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated 
01 Jul 2019 Statement of Intent 2019 // 2024
01 Jul 2019 Statement of Performance Expectations 2019-20

June 2019

28 Jun 2019 Aviation Safety Report - 01 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2018
27 Jun 2019 AC43-1 (draft Revision 5) Aircraft Maintenance - comments close 25 Jul 2019
27 Jun 2019 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 19-06 - effective 27 June 2019
27 Jun 2019 Flight Instructor Seminar 2019 - registration form added
25 Jun 2019 Rule Projects in Progress (including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report) - updated
24 Jun 2019 Part 157 Aerodrome Conditional Determination - Calder Aerodrome Otane
24 Jun 2019 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination: Spark New Zealand Trading Limited - Raumati Mobile Facility
24 Jun 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
21 Jun 2019 Type Acceptance Report - Tecnam P2008 JC
18 Jun 2019 UK CAA Safety Notice SN-2019/004 - provides advice to pilots on the use of the fuel pump primer on Yak 50/52 aircraft in the event of an emergency
18 Jun 2019 FAA Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) CE-19-11 Eastern Marine Aero (EAM) Worldwide, Infant Life Vests model EAM-IN-V20L8 with P/N P0640-XXX
17 Jun 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
14 Jun 2019 FAA Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) CE-19-09 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries: Cracks in the wing spacer plates.
14 Jun 2019 Part 147 compliance matrix - updated
14 Jun 2019 FAA Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) CE-19-10 Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 and Pro Line 21 Flight Management Systems (FMS)
13 Jun 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated
12 Jun 2019 CAA Briefing - June 2019
11 Jun 2019 Revised Advisory Circulars:
AC61-10 Pilot Licences and Ratings - Type Ratings - Rev 10, effective 11 Jun 2019
AC91-9 and AC172-1 Radiotelephony Manual - Rev 13, effective 18 Jul 2019 (effective date allowing organisations to complete updates)
10 Jun 2019 Part 77 Navigable airspace determination: NZ Crane Hire Ltd - Crane at 30 Airpark Drive Auckland
10 Jun 2019 AIP production cut-off dates for 2020
10 Jun 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
06 Jun 2019 Part 77 notice of objects and activities affecting navigable airspace: crane at Orchard Road Christchurch - submissions close 27 Jun 2019
06 Jun 2019 Part 77 notice of objects and activities affecting navigable airspace: crane at 83 Symonds Street Auckland - submissions close 27 Jun 2019
06 Jun 2019 Hawker Beechcraft Corporation 33, 35 and 36 series aircraft - Inspection of flight control system cables
05 Jun 2019 Flight Instructor Seminar 2019
04 Jun 2019 Met blog - new post
04 Jun 2019 Cover of Winter 2019 Vector magazineVector magazine
Winter 2019
04 Jun 2019 Airworthiness and Maintenance Workshop: Tauranga 02-03 Jul 2019 - places still available
04 Jun 2019 Safety Investigation Brief - Landing Accident on Waitemata Harbour 01 Mar 2019
04 Jun 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated

May 2019

31 May 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated
31 May 2019 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determination - Kensington Park Heliport Whangarei
30 May 2019 Colour Vision Assessment
30 May 2019 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 19-05 - effective 30 May 2019
30 May 2019 Part 77 Navigable airspace determination: Port Nelson Ltd - Cranes at Port Nelson
30 May 2019 Physical addresses of Regulated Air Cargo Agents - updated
29 May 2019 Type Acceptance Report  Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6B-36/37 Series
29 May 2019 Rule Projects in Progress (including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report) - updated
27 May 2019 Civil Aviation Authority Sector Risk profile of Medium and Large Aircraft Air Transport - updated May 2019
Civil Aviation Authority Sector Risk Profile of Part 135 Helicopter and Small Aeroplane Operations - updated May 2019
27 May 2019 Aviation Safety Summary Report - Jan to Mar 2019
27 May 2019 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
27 May 2019 EASA Safety Information Bulletin SIB 2019-08 Safran Aerosystems (formerly Zodiac Aerotechnics) oxygen regulator mask assemblies P/N MF10-05-11 or MF20-534. These assemblies are known to be installed on aeroplanes manufactured by Airbus.
27 May 2019 FAA Safety Alert for Operators SAFO 19002 Improper Overhaul and Repair of McCauley Constant Speed Propellers by Sensenich Propeller Services, Inc., North Windham, Connecticut
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