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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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July 2018

16 Jul 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: FAA SAIB CE-18-21 - issued 13 Jul 2018
Best Practices Guide (BPG) for Maintaining Exhaust System Turbocharger to Tailpipe V-band Couplings/Clamps.
16 Jul 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: EASA AD 2018-0149-E - effective 17 Jul 2018
This AD is applicable to A109S helicopters, S/N 22702, 22703, 22705 and 22706 and AW109SP helicopters, all S/N up to 22386 inclusive, except 22375 and 22376.
16 Jul 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
13 Jul 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane at 55 Percy Cameron St, Avalon, Lower Hutt - submissions extended to 03 Aug 2018
13 Jul 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: FAA SAIB CE-18-20 - issued 12 Jul 2018
American Champion 7 and 8 series aircraft (also known as Aeronca, Bellanca, Champion) manufactured under FAA TCs A-759 and A21CE.
12 Jul 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: Transport Canada AD CF-2018-18 - effective 16 Jul 2018
This AD is applicable to Bell 429 helicopters, S/N 57001 through to 57321, 57323 through to 57341, 57343 through to 57346, 57348 and 57350.
11 Jul 2018  Draft Appendix A to Advisory Circular AC 137-1 Agricultural Aircraft Operations
This Appendix is intended to provide guidance material on how to develop an SMS manual and associated documentation for smaller organisations that have not previously been required to produce an exposition or manual.
11 Jul 2018 Aviation Safety Report 1 January to 31 December 2017
10 Jul 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notices
CASA AWB 25-033 Issue 1 - Helicopter Personnel Winching - Inadvertent Disconnect
FAA SAIB SW-18-19 - Aircraft fitted with Aspen EFD1000 primary flight display embodied under STC SA10822SC
09 Jul 2018 Past Met Symposiums: Future of Aeronautical Meteorological Services
09 Jul 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive EASA 2018-0143-E - effective 11 Jul 2018
This AD is applicable to H 301 “Libelle”, H 301 B, Standard Libelle, Standard Libelle 201 B, Standard Libelle 203, Glasflügel 604, BS 1, Kestrel, Club Libelle 205, Hornet, Hornet C, Mosquito, Mosquito B and Glasflügel 304 gliders, all S/N fitted with a centre of gravity (C.G.) towing release mechanism.
09 Jul 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
04 Jul 2018 Earlier Vector article as a reminder: Your Company Name is Part of Your Certificate
04 Jul 2018 New Zealand Aviation Meteorology Symposium 2 - notice and draft agenda
04 Jul 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crawler Crane 67-71 Fred Taylor Drive, Auckland - submissions extended to 25 Jul 2018
03 Jul 2018 New Southern Sky: Delegates talk about the NSS Conference 2018
02 Jul 2018 SMS - Frequently Asked Questions - updated
02 Jul 2018 New form: CA005SKYDIVE Occurrence Report - Adventure Aviation Skydiving Operations
02 Jul 2018 Revised Advisory Circular - AC61-19 Pilot Licences and Ratings—Flight Examiner Ratings - effective 02 Jul 2018
This revision reduces the instrument flight time experience for airline flight examiner privileges, from 500 hours to 300 hours.

Revised Form - 24061/121 Flight Test Report: Airline Flight Examiner Rating Competency Demonstration – Part 121
02 Jul 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
02 Jul 2018 2018-2020 Safety and Security Focus Area Work Programme

June 2018

29 Jun 2018 New industry SMS courses
SMS – A Blue Print for a Successful Implementation
Aviation Incident Investigation Training
28 Jun 2018 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 18-06 - effective 28 Jun 2018
25 Jun 2018 New aviation weather products now available:
GRAFOR (Graphical Aviation Forecast), released today
GNZSIGWX Graphical NZ (SIGWX), released earlier this year
Aviation Area Winds (AAW), released today

As a consequence, pilot examination syllabuses have been revised:
AC61-3 Pilot licences and ratings - Private pilot licence
AC61-5 Pilot licences and ratings - Commercial pilot licence

Earlier syllabuses have been archived for pilots completing KDRs:
Subject No 8 PPL Meteorology
Subject No 20 CPL Meteorology
25 Jun 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice SAIB HQ-18-17 and Bulletin 2018.1 - issued 22 Jun 2018
Migration of Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) filter media particles into aircraft fuel supplies.
25 Jun 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
22 Jun 2018 Rule Projects in Progress - June update, including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report
21 Jun 2018 Pending Rules – ADS-B above FL245

Rule amendments effective 20 Jul 2018:
Part 1 Amendment 54 Definitions and Abbreviations
Part 43 Amendment 15 General Maintenance Rules
Part 66 Amendment 6 Aircraft Maintenance Personnel Licensing
Part 91 Amendment 30 General Operating and Flight Rules
Part 103 Amendment 8 Microlight Aircraft – Operating Rules
Part 172 Amendment 13 Air Traffic Service Organisations – Certification

Rule amendments effective 31 Dec 2018:
Part 101 Amendment 9 Gyrogliders and Parasails, Unmanned Aircraft (including Balloons), Kites, and Rockets – Operating Rules
21 Jun 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice SAIB NE-18-16 - issued 20 Jun 2018
Continental Motors, Inc. (CMI) IO-520, GTSIO-520, TSIO-520, IO-550, IOF-550, TSIO-550, TSIOF-550, and TSIOL-550 model engines.
21 Jun 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Cranes at Westgate Shopping Centre, Auckland - submissions close 11 Jul 2018
20 Jun 2018 Audit New Zealand Report to the CAA Board on the follow up of the OAG's 2010 report - 03 May 2018
20 Jun 2018 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction or alteration of a heliport -
Williams Road, 1.5 kilometres north of Tasman - submissions close 13 Jul 2018
9 kilometres south west of Milton - submissions close 13 Jul 2018
Mechanics Bay, 2.2 kilometres east of Auckland - submissions close 13 Jul 2018
1.3 kilometres east of Fox Glacier - submissions close 13 Jul 2018
20 Jun 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace -
Crane at 55 Percy Cameron St, Avalon Lower Hutt - submissions close 13 Jul 2018
Crane at Pukekohe Waste Water Treatment Plant - submissions close 11 Jul 2018
20 Jun 2018 New Type Acceptance Report - Airvan 10 Pty GA10
20 Jun 2018 Statement of Performance Expectations 2018-19
19 Jun 2018 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determinations -
Potters Creek Heliport - 15 Jun 2018
Huka Falls Heliport - 15 Jun 2018
Haast Heliport - 08 Jun 2018
Alpine Heliport - 08 Jun 2018
19 Jun 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Winstone Wallboards Ltd - Efflux from Two Process Stacks
19 Jun 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Two Cranes for new Wellington Children's Hospital - submissions close 10 Jul 2018
18 Jun 2018 ACAG - Updated Terms of Reference and Meeting Minutes Nov 2017 and Mar 2018
18 Jun 2018 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determination - Karangarua Heliport
18 Jun 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
15 Jun 2018 The New Southern Sky Conference 2018 - Presentation slides now available
15 Jun 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive Transport Canada CF-2018-16 - effective 28 Jun 2018
This AD is applicable to Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (BHTCL) model 206, 206A, 206A-1, 206B, 206B-1, 206L, 206L-1, 206L-3, 206L-4, 222, 222B, 222U, 230, 407, 427, 429 and 430 helicopters, all S/N. Seat Belt Comfort Clips – Adverse Effect on Occupant Restraint.
14 Jun 2018 Revised Type Certificate Data Sheet - Pacific Aerospace Ltd 750XL  - Revision 16
14 Jun 2018 Sector Risk Profile Updates:
Civil Aviation Authority Sector Risk Profile of Part 135 Helicopter and Small Aeroplane Operations - 2018
Your participation is invited in a survey about the effectiveness of actions over time arising from the medium and large aircraft air transport Sector Risk Profile
14 Jun 2018 Met Blog updated
13 Jun 2018 New Type Acceptance Report - Cessna T303
13 Jun 2018 Revised Type Acceptance Reports - Cessna 400 Series Revision 1 and Cessna 404 Revision 1
13 Jun 2018 Revised Type Acceptance Report - Boeing 777 Series - Revision 2
12 Jun 2018 Notice of proposal for construction of a Heliport at Poronui Lodge (PDF 16 KB) - submissions close 06 Jul 2018
Notice of proposal for construction of a Heliport at Intercontinental Building Wellington (PDF 17 KB) - submissions close 03 Jul 2018
Aerodrome Conditional Determination - Fox Glacier
11 Jun 2018 ‘Helping you transition’ - NSS releases handy guides to support your PBN transition
11 Jun 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
07 Jun 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive EASA AD 2018-0124 - effective date 12 Jun 2018
This AD is applicable to A119 and AW119MKII helicopters, all S/N. Leonardo SB 119-089 refers.
07 Jun 2018 Low Level Graphical Aviation Forecast (GRAFOR) and Aviation Area Winds (AAW) - launches 26 Jun 2018
07 Jun 2018 New Type Acceptance Report - Rolls Royce Trent 800 Series
06 Jun 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS): PBN workshop supports pro-active approach to regulatory change
05 Jun 2018 Change of Ownership, Deregistration and Deferring Participation Levy - A reminder to make your aircraft registration changes before 01 Jul 2018
05 Jun 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
01 Jun 2018 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determination - Kaikoura Helicopters Hangar Heliport
01 Jun 2018 Part 77 Determination - Fulton Hogan Limited - Crane for Frankton Marina Upgrade
01 Jun 2018 List of technical data accepted by the Director under the provisions of CAR 21.503(a)
- revised 29 May 2018
01 Jun 2018 2018 IA Renewal Courses - Christchurch 05 to 06 Sep 2018 added

May 2018

31 May 2018 Pending Pilot Syllabuses - Subject No 8 PPL Meteorology and Subject No 20 CPL Meteorology - effective date 26 Jun 2018
31 May 2018 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 18-05 - effective 31 May 2018
31 May 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Container Crane at Sulphur Point, Port of Tauranga - submissions close 22 Jun 2018
31 May 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane to Remove Tower Crane at Auckland Airport - submissions close 22 Jun 2018
31 May 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Cranes at Rosedale Auckland - submissions close 22 Jun 2018
29 May 2018 May/Jun 2018 Vector magazine
29 May 2018 Rule Projects in Progress - May update, including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report
29 May 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA SAFO 18006 - issued 22 May 2018
Improper maintenance performed on a variety of aircraft components and returned to service by Southern Atlanta Aerospace, LLC, which previously held FAA Air Agency Certificate No. 1SQR570B.
29 May 2018 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determinations - Kaikoura Helicopters Hangar Heliport
29 May 2018 Aviation Safety Summary Report - January to March 2018
28 May 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
25 May 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CASA AWB 85-023 Issue 2 - issued 03 May 2018
Piston engine spark plug insulator cracking.
25 May 2018 Helicopter & Agricultural Unit SMS Implementation Date Availability
25 May 2018 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determinations
Hokitika Airport Limited - Fox Glacier Heliport
Totally Tourism Limited - Fox Heliport
24 May 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS): PBN – Advice from a Part 135 operator
24 May 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA SAFO 18005 - issued 23 Apr 2018
Improper maintenance performed on a variety of aircraft accessories/articles and returned to service by Aviation Technologies, which previously held FAA Air Agency Certificate No. X74R704N.
24 May 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Fulton Hogan Limited - Increase in Boom Length of Crawler Crane, Huntly
23 May 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - SAIB CE-18-14 - issued 09 May 2018
Helio Courier aircraft H-391B, H-395, H-395A, H-250 and H-295 - Cracks in drag brace attachment on the MLG.
23 May 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - SAIB CE-17-25 - issued 25 Aug 2017
Inspections for cracks and corrosion in elevator torque tubes on Textron Aviation Inc. (Cessna) 172, 175, 180, 182, 185, 188, and 208 aircraft. Operators/maintainers of affected Cessna aircraft should review FAA SAIB CE-17-25 and action the safety recommendations accordingly. Note: For affected Cessna aircraft operating in a high corrosion environment, inspect the elevator torque tube more frequently than the intervals specified in the applicable Cessna Maintenance Manual.
23 May 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CASA 2018-05 Issue 01 - issued 07 May 2018
Pratt & Whitney PT6B-37A engines fitted with fuel control units overhauled after December 2016. P&W Service Information Letter (SIL) No PT6B-045 refers.
23 May 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Naylor Love Auckland Ltd - Crawler Crane Long Bay, Auckland
22 May 2018 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of an Heliport - Huka Falls, Taupo - submissions close 09 Jun 2018
22 May 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane at 1-5 Taylors Road, Morningside, Auckland - submissions close 25 Jun 2018
22 May 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
18 May 2018 CAA Notice NTC 91.529 Aircraft Emergency Location Systems (Notice of Approval)
18 May 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Apollo Projects Limited - Crane at 77-85 Queen Victoria Street, Motueka
18 May 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS): Ground Based Navigation Aid Review Panel Report and Recommendations released
18 May 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CASA AWB 81-003 Issue 1 - issued 17 May 2018
Best Practices Guide for Maintaining Exhaust System Turbocharger to Tailpipe V-band Couplings / Clamps
18 May 2018 Revised Form - 24091/03 Application for Aviation Event Authorisation Under Civil Aviation Rules, Part 91
This form has been updated to improve look and feel, and to clarify our expectations and facilitate the expansion of information now required from applicants.
Updates include:
- Links to websites for AC91-1 Aviation Events and NZASA Guide to Airshow Display Director Manual
- The Word version has been modified to facilitate electronic completion
- The Airspace Requirements, Description of Aviation Event, and Participating Aircraft blocks have been reformatted to make it easier to record items and provide procedures for how they will manage the Event.
17 May 2018 Rule changes - effective 18 May 2018
Part 1 Amendment 53 - Definitions and Abbreviations
Part 43 Amendment 14 - General Maintenance Rules
Part 91 Amendment 29 - General Operating and Flight Rules
Part 115 Amendment 6 - Adventure Aviation - Certification and Operations
Part 121 Amendment 30 - Air Operations - Large Aeroplanes
Part 129 Amendment 8 - Foreign Air Transport Operator - Certification
17 May 2018 New Type Acceptance Report - Tecnam P2010
16 May 2018 Summary of Public Submissions Received on NPRM 18-02 - NSS ADS-B Surveillance Above Flight Level 245
14 May 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
11 May 2018 2018 Update to NZ Army danger areas to include RPAS operations - Airspace user consultation - submissions close 01 Jun 2018
10 May 2018 New Zealand PBN Implementation Plan - Revised 2017
07 May 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace
Crane at 170 Railway Road, Palmerston North - submissions close 28 May 2018
Crawler Crane 67-71 Fred Taylor Drive, Auckland - submissions close 28 May 2018
Crawler Crane Sylvia Park Shopping Centre, Auckland - submissions close 28 May 2018
Photovoltaic Solar System on Bayfair Centre Roof, Mt Maunganui - submissions close 28 May 2018
07 May 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive EASA AD 2018-0104 - effective date 11 May 2018
This AD is applicable to EC 130 B4 and EC 130 T2 helicopters, all serial numbers, except those on which Airbus modification (mod) 074775 has been embodied.
07 May 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
04 May 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS): A Fantastic Opportunity to Learn How to Operate 'DRONES' Safely
03 May 2018 Aviation Safety Officer course - Taupo 21-22 June. This is not an SMS course, but a step on the SMS ladder. A few places left, enrol now.
02 May 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CASA AWB 34-010 Issue 2 - issued 01 May 2018
Microair Avionics Pty Ltd T2000SFL Air Traffic Control Mode Aircraft Transponders without Revision 7 upgrade (Microair Service Bulletin T2000SFL-SB-06 dated 14 September 2009).
02 May 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CASA AWB 25-020 Issue 3 - issued 01 May 2018
Lifejacket Survivor Light Batteries: Epsilor – ElectricFuel Ltd.
01 May 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice SAIB SW-18-13 - issued 30 Apr 2018
Agusta A119, AW119 MKII, A109E, A109S and AW109SP helicopters fitted with a left or right main transmission fitting plate (fitting) P/N 109-0330-17.