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August 2018

15 Aug 2018 Fatal Accident Report - CAA Occurrence Number 13/5710 - ZK-ING Haast Pass, Mount Aspiring National Park
15 Aug 2018 New industry SMS course
Southpac Aerospace – Aviation SMS Course - Wellington 1-5 Oct 2018
14 Aug 2018 Aviation Security Service Funding Review 2018/19
14 Aug 2018 Agricultural Rating Flight Test Standards Guides - Agricultural Rating Issue and Continued Competency Grade 1 and 2 - Helicopter
13 Aug 2018 Fly the right way - This new brochure gives an overview of the rules for operating drones, model aircraft, and other remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS).
13 Aug 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
09 Aug 2018 Transport Canada - Canadian Aviation Service Difficulty Reports - Feedback July 2018
08 Aug 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - amended proposal for crane for new Wellington Childrens Hospital - submissions close 29 Aug 2018
08 Aug 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CAN 05-007 Issue 1 - issued 08 Aug 2018
Lycoming engines listed in Lycoming Service Instruction (SI) 1009BC, dated 09 May 2018, or later approved revision.
08 Aug 2018 List of technical data accepted by the Director under the provisions of CAR 21.503(a)
07 Aug 2018 Safety Investigation Report - CAA Occurrence Number 17/5304 - ZK-IMZ Guimbal Cabri G2, Waikawa Beach
07 Aug 2018 Fatal Accident Report - CAA Occurrence Number 17/2075 - U-turn GMBH 'Black Out' paraglider - Queenstown 
07 Aug 2018 Medical Examiners - Medical manual 3.1 Cardiovascular System and 3.11 Ophthalmology - updated
07 Aug 2018 Making SMS a core part of your business - video
07 Aug 2018 Runway Safety
06 Aug 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
02 Aug 2018 Flight Training in New Zealand Safety Report - May 2018
02 Aug 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS) - Making the Most of ADS-B in General Aviation - an Australian example
02 Aug 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - New Zealand Crane Hire Ltd - Crane to remove Tower Crane at Auckland Airport
02 Aug 2018 2018 Airspace Proposals - final airspace changes effective 08 Nov 2018
01 Aug 2018 Rule Projects in Progress - July update, including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report
01 Aug 2018 Review of Part 92 – Carriage of Dangerous Goods
01 Aug 2018 2018 Director of Civil Aviation Awards
01 Aug 2018 Media Release - Accolades for safety-savvy aviators

July 2018

31 Jul 2018 Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Expenses - 01 Jul 2017 to 30 Jun 2018
31 Jul 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Fulton Hogan Ltd Civil Cranes at Rosedale, Auckland
30 Jul 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS) - Making the Most of ADS-B in General Aviation - an Australian example
30 Jul 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
30 Jul 2018 Jul/Aug 2018 Vector magazine
30 Jul 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - Transport Canada Feedback March 2018
Canadian Aviation Service Difficulty Reports published between 01 Jan 2018 and 31 Mar 2018.
30 Jul 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA SAFO 18008 - issued 18 Jul 2018
Improper overhaul and repair of aeronautical anti-friction bearings by Kornitzky Group LLC, doing business as AeroBearings LLC of Arlington, Texas.
30 Jul 2018 Pending Rules - Small Issues Rule Amendments
Rule amendments effective 27 Aug 2018:
Part 61 Amendment 14 Pilot Licences and Ratings
27 Jul 2018 Fatal Accident Report - CAA Occurrence Number 15/1129 - ZK-CMV Motatapu River North Branch near Wanaka
26 Jul 2018 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 18-07 - effective 26 Jul 2018
25 Jul 2018 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of a heliport - Tairere Road - submissions close 10 Aug 2018
24 Jul 2018 Advisory Circular AC91-24 Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Systems - effective 24 Jul 2018
23 Jul 2018 2018 Design Delegation Holders Seminar Presentations
23 Jul 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
23 Jul 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: SAIB CE-18-23 - issued 19 Jul 2018
Cessna models 170, 170A, 170B, 172, 172A, 172B, 172C, 172D, 172E, 172F, 172G, 172H, 172I, 172K, 172L, 172M, 172N, 172P, 172Q, 172R, 172S, R172K, 175, 175A, 175B, 175C, 180, 180A, 180B, 180C, 180D, 180E, 180F, 180G, 180H, 180J, 180K, 182, 182A, 182B, 182C, 182D, 182E, 182F, 182G, 182H, 182J, 182K, 182L, 182M, 182N, 182P, 182Q, 182R, 182S, 182T, 185, 185A, 185B, 185C, 185D, 185E, A185E and A185F aircraft embodied with STC SA02008AK (F. Atlee Dodge Aircraft Services LLC. folding jump seats).
23 Jul 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: EASA SIB 2016-18R1 - issued 18 Jul 2018
Helicopter operators performing hoist or external sling load operations.
20 Jul 2018 Rule changes - 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

NTC 91.258 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) systems - Notice of Requirement
18 Jul 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS) - Provisional schedule for the delivery of PBN regulatory change released!
18 Jul 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determinations:
AMP Capital Bayfair Pty Ltd - Photovoltaic Solar System on Bayfair Centre Roof
Naylor Love Auckland Limited - Crawler Crane at Sylvia Park Shopping Centre, Auckland
Naylor Love Auckland Limited - Crane at 1-5 Taylors Road, Morningside, Auckland
18 Jul 2018 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determination: Helisc Base - 09 Jul 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 (NSS) - 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