The 2018 Design Delegation Holders Seminar on 23 May 2018 at BECA in Auckland was attended by over 65 participants from industry, CASA and RNZAF, plus 12 CAA staff members.

The seminar gives Design Delegation Holders, Part 146 design organisations, and engineering staff, a chance to discuss technical and professional topics with the CAA and other industry members. Previously held every two years, the seminar has been so successful it has moved to an annual schedule.

This year’s seminar included a range of presentations from CAA, including a briefing on PSCPs and an update regarding the certification of UAS, plus the closed-door forum between the CAA and Design Delegation Holders which always provides useful feedback.

In addition to the CAA presentations, talks were given by industry participants Jon Kerr of Flight Structures Ltd, and Georgina Steadman-Adams of Airwork (NZ) Ltd, CASA Senior Certification Engineer David Rees, and Experimental Test Pilot Paco Uybarreta.


Authority Update – Shaun Johnson, CAA [PDF 134 KB]

Certification of UAS – Pete Sutherland, CAA [PDF 214 KB]

Briefing on PSCPs – Pete Sutherland, CAA [PDF 179 KB]

New Finding of Compliance Process – Gaetano Settineri, CAA [PDF 215 KB]

Product Certification Team update – Jason Ashworth, CAA [PDF 1.3 MB]

Reducing accidents and incidents – Communication between Design Organisations, Operators, and Maintenance Providers – Jon Kerr, Flight Structures Ltd [PDF 2.8 MB]

Perspectives on Flight Test Management – Paco Uybarreta, Experimental Test Pilot [PDF 2.3 MB]

C404 VH-ANV accident and CASA changes – David Rees, CASA [PDF 719 KB]

Implementing SMS in Airwork – Georgina Steadman-Adams, Airwork (NZ) Ltd [PDF 1.4 MB]

SMS Lessons Learnt – Jason Ashworth, CAA [PDF 84 KB]

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