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September 2018

19 Sep 2018 Aviation Safety Officer Course - Auckland 22 - 23 Nov 2018
19 Sep 2018 New Type Acceptance Report - Enstrom F-28/280/480 Series
18 Sep 2018 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace:
Crane at 100 Halsey Street, Wynyard, Auckland - submissions close 08 Oct 2018
Crane at 107 Lloyd Road, Riverhead - submissions close 09 Oct 2018
17 Sep 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: MPD 2018-008 - effective date 30 Sep 2018
This MPD is applicable to Vedenyev M-14P, M-14PF, M-14P-400 and Ivchenko AI-14, AI-14R, AI-14P, AI-14RF and Zhuzhou HS-6 engines. These engines are fitted to, but not limited to Yakovlev Yak-52 aircraft, Yak-18 aircraft, Yak-55 aircraft, Nanchang CJ-6 aircraft and Sukhoi Su-26 aircraft.
17 Sep 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: EASA AD 2018-0205 - effective date 21 Sep 2018
This AD is applicable to A109E, A109S, A119, A109LUH helicopters, all S/N and AW109SP and AW119MKII helicopters, all S/N.
17 Sep 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
14 Sep 2018 New Type Acceptance Reports
CFM International CFM56-3 Series
CFM International CFM56-5A Series
CFM International CFM56-5B and -5C Series
14 Sep 2018 New Type Acceptance Report - Cessna 320/335/340 Series
14 Sep 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane at 15 Centreway Road, Orewa, Auckland - submissions close 11 Oct 2018
13 Sep 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: CAN 27-012 - issued 13 Sep 2018
All Avid and Kitfox aircraft variants fitted with flaperons.
12 Sep 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: CAN 32-004 - issued 12 Sep 2018
All Gippsland GA200 series (Fatman) aircraft - Tail Wheel Spring Attachment
12 Sep 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane at Liddle Forth and Clyde Streets, Invercargill - submissions close 28 Sep 2018
11 Sep 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: FAA SAIB NE-18-27 - issued 10 Sep 2018
Teledyne Continental Rocker Shaft Boss Inspection Airworthiness Directive DCA/CON/168A (FAA AD 94-05-05R1 refers)
11 Sep 2018 New industry SMS course - ASMS - SMS In Practice Training Course
10 Sep 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: EASA SIB 2018-14 - issued 06 Sep 2018
Quarter-Turn Ball Valves used on Balloon Liquid Gas Cylinders
10 Sep 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
05 Sep 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace
Crane at 32 Raumati Road, Raumati Beach - submissions close 28 Sep 2018
Concrete Pump 300 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu - submissions close 28 Sep 2018
05 Sep 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: FAA SAIB CE-18-26 - issued 04 Sep 2018
Risks associated with Dye Penetrant Inspection Methods
05 Sep 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice: EASA SIB 2018-13 - issued 04 Sep 2018
Airbus Helicopters with a Single Hydraulic Power System - Hydraulic Emergency Procedure and Hydraulic Failure Training
04 Sep 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane at 30 Madden Street, Auckland - submissions close 28 Sep 2018
04 Sep 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Precast HQ Limited - Crawler Crane 67-71 Fred Taylor Drive, Auckland
04 Sep 2018 Fatal Accident Report - CAA Occurrence Number 17/2035 - Ozone Fazer 2 Speed Wing, Port Hills Christchurch
03 Sep 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notices
CASA AWB 01-036 Issue 1 - Suspected Unapproved Parts - McCauley Propeller Governor, Idler Gear Bearings
FAA SAIB CE-18-25 - Piper PA-28-140 aircraft embodied with STC SA02168AT, ie, a laminar flow extractor exhaust system
03 Sep 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
03 Sep 2018 Aviation Security Service Funding Review 2018/19 - FAQs - Includes commonly asked questions from stakeholders

August 2018

31 Aug 2018 Alexandra airspace user consultation - Date and venue announced
30 Aug 2018 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 18-08 - effective 30 Aug 2018
28 Aug 2018 Rule Projects in Progress - August update, including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report
28 Aug 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA SAIB CE-18-24 - issued 27 Aug 2018
Flap cables on Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) Beechjet 400, 400A, 400T and MU-300-10 aircraft.
28 Aug 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA UPN 2018-20171027020 - issued 09 Jul 2018
Boeing Stearman A75 series aircraft - Wing ribs and stringer segments manufactured by Dusters and Sprayers Supply, Inc., Chickasha, Oklahoma.
27 Aug 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
27 Aug 2018 Rule changes - effective 27 Aug 2018
Part 61 Amendment 14 Pilot Licences and Ratings
24 Aug 2018 Advisory Circular AC43-9 (draft revision 4) Modifications, Repairs, and the Form CAA 337 - comments close 21 Sep 2018
This update extends the deadline for comments to 21 Sep 2018 and marks track changes in the PDF.
23 Aug 2018 2018 Proposed restricted areas – Alexandra – Airspace user consultation - submissions close 26 Sep 2018
21 Aug 2018 Advisory Circular AC43-9 (draft revision 4) Modifications, Repairs and the Form CAA 337 - comments close 05 Sep 2018
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.
20 Aug 2018 Aviation Safety Summary Report - 01 Apr to 30 Jun 2018
20 Aug 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
17 Aug 2018 CAA Briefing - August 2018
16 Aug 2018 Bird Incident Rate Report - April to June 2018
16 Aug 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive: EASA AD 2018-0175-E - effective date 20th Aug 2018
This AD is applicable to AB206B helicopters equipped with Rolls-Royce Corporation (formerly Allison) engines 250-C20 (series) and engines 250-C20R (series), all serial numbers.
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