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January 2023

30 Jan 2023

Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CAN 51-004 MD 369HS and Kawasaki 369HS Helicopters – Upper Vertical Fin Crack - effective 30 Jan 2023

30 Jan 2023

Emergency FAA AD 2023-02-04 - Mooney Aircraft Elevator Structure - effective 13 Feb 2023

30 Jan 2023

Aircraft register - updated

27 Jan 2023

Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CAN 27-021 Revision 1 - MD Helicopters 369 series, 500N and 600N fitted with a Cyclic Pitch Torque Tube P/N 369H7133-3 or -7 - effective 27 Jan 2023

27 Jan 2023

Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CAN 27-019 Revision 2 - Guimbal Cabri G2 Main Rotor Pitch Link Assemblies Cracking - effective 27 Jan 2023

27 Jan 2023

Part 77 proposals:

Crane at 10 Alpha Street, Te Aro, Wellington 
Submissions close 22 Feb 2023

Crane at 30 Pohutukawa Drive, Owhata, Rotorua 
Submissions close 22 Feb 2023

Crane at 125 Unsworth Drive and 5 Greenwich Way, Auckland 
Submissions close 21 Feb 2023

26 Jan 2023

Airworthiness Directives Schedule Amendment Nr 23-01 - effective 26 Jan 2023

25 Jan 2023

EASA SIB 2023-01 Cabri G2 helicopters - Flight Control Rods – Cracks in Pitch Link Swaging - issued 24 Jan 2023

24 Jan 2023

EASA SIB 2013-04R2 - Hook and Loop Style Fasteners as Mounting Mechanism for an Emergency Locator Transmitter - issued 20 Jan 2023

24 Jan 2023

Part 77 determinations:

Crane at 124 Wiri Station Road, Wiri, Auckland 

Crane at 387 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Meteorological Mast at Forestry Road, South of Waiuku 

24 Jan 2023

Aircraft register - updated

20 Jan 2023

Part 77 proposals:

Crane at 221 Madras Street, Christchurch
Submissions close 13 Feb 2023

Cranes at 168 Castle Street, Christchurch 
Submissions close 13 Feb 2023

19 Jan 2023

Media response Thursday 19 January: Wellington screening point

19 Jan 2023

23/EXE/40 Exemption from the Requirement in Civil Aviation Rule 92.203(a) - issued 19 Jan 2023

19 Jan 2023

AC145-2, Rev 0, Advice for AMOs on Tech Agreement Maintenance between CAAS and CAANZ - draft for consultation
Submissions close 16 Mar 2023

18 Jan 2023

AC43-2, Revision 2, Aircraft Empty Weight and Empty Weight Centre of Gravity - Forms CAA 2102 and CAA 2173

This is the first time this advisory circular (AC) has been revised since 2011. Revision 2 is not a substantive revision, but corrects outdated references, makes stylistic changes in line with current ACs and adds a Version History.

The marked up copy, to easily check changes, is available here [PDF 381 KB].

18 Jan 2023

Transport Canada Feedback 4/2022 Canadian Aviation Service Difficulty Reports - 01 Oct to 31 Dec 2022

16 Jan 2023

Emergency JCAB AD TCD-10110-2022 (Correction) - Kawasaki BK117 Series Helicopters: Swashplate Assembly - Inspection - effective 17 Jan 2023

16 Jan 2023

New bird incident rate report - April to June 2022

16 Jan 2023

New Regulated Air Cargo Agents Occurrence report form CA005R [PDF 172 KB]

The Civil Aviation Authority encourages reporting of all security-related incidents or concerns, even when these may not reach the formal requirements for reporting under Civil Aviation Rule Part 12. Details of security occurrences help the CAA identify threats or risks to the aviation sector.

We invite you to use this form to voluntarily report security incidents or concerns to the Security Regulation Unit which do not require formal reporting. Incidents or concerns include suspicious interactions, observations of security concern, or anything else that makes you feel uncomfortable.

16 Jan 2023

Aircraft register - updated

13 Jan 2023

Application form 24091-07 revision [DOCX 345 KB]

13 Jan 2023

Emergency EASA AD 2023-0006-E - Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH - MBB-BK117 and BO105 helicopters - effective 16 Jan 2023(external link)

12 Jan 2023

Part 77 determinations:

Building at Waikato Hospital, Pembroke Street, Hamilton

Crane at 219 Lake Road, Northcote, Auckland

Crane at 5 Steer Avenue, Greymouth

11 Jan 2023

Inspection Authorisation (IA) courses - Auckland - February 2023 - register now!

10 Jan 2023

New poster revision: Safety on the apron

Available in A3 and A4 sizes.

Download a digital copy [PDF 454 KB] or request a printed copy using our order form.

10 Jan 2023

New Good Aviation Practice (GAP) booklet revision: Dealing with an accident scene

This booklet, an update to the 2005 title How to deal with an aircraft accident scene, covers key information you need to know, and what you should do, if you're first on site after an aircraft has come down.

Download a digital copy [PDF 1.8 MB] or request a printed copy using our order form.

09 Jan 2023

Aircraft register - updated

02 Jan 2023

Aircraft register - updated

December 2022

31 Dec 2022

Auckland New Year's Eve drone show

28 Dec 2022

Emergency EASA AD 2022-0267-E Robin DR 400 Series Aircraft: Wing Main Spar - Flights Prohibited - effective 29 Dec 2022

26 Dec 2022

Aircraft register - updated

23 Dec 2022

Gender and Ethnic Pay Gap

22 Dec 2022

16 NTC 91.263 Performance Based Navigation Specification Notices - Notice of Requirement - effective 21 Dec 2022

22 Dec 2022

Advisory Circulars Monthly Report - Dec 2022

22 Dec 2022

AC91-9 & 172-1, Revision 15, Radiotelephony Manual

22 Dec 2022

20/EXE/54 Exemption from the Requirement in Civil Aviation Rule 91.101(a)(1)(ii) (Amendment #3) - issued 22 Dec 2022

22 Dec 2022

Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 22-12 - effective 22 Dec 2022

21 Dec 2022

Emergency EASA AD 2022-0261 Airbus Helicopters - AS 365 and EC 155 helicopters - effective 03 Jan 2023

20 Dec 2022

Emergency EASA AD 2022-0256 SAFRAN ARRIEL 1C Series Engines - effective 02 Jan 2023

19 Dec 2022

Aircraft register - updated

16 Dec 2022

Visual navigation section added to the Flight Instructor Guide
This section provides techniques and briefings to support the teaching of visual navigation as described in the Practical Flying Guide 1 – Visual Navigation.

16 Dec 2022

Media release: Leave the fake weapons at home. Please.

16 Dec 2022

Investigation report release: ATSB urges fitment of terrain avoidance and warning systems to smaller passenger aircraft(external link)

15 Dec 2022

Emergency EASA AD 2022-0251-E - EC 130 T2 helicopters, all S/N embodied with Airbus Helicopters modification 079809 at manufacture - effective 16 Dec 2022

14 Dec 2022

CAA Christmas hours
The CAA office will be closed from 4pm Friday 23 December 2022 until 8am Monday 09 January 2023.

12 Dec 2022

50 years of Vector magazine - Summer 2022 issue out now!

12 Dec 2022

Aircraft register - updated

08 Dec 2022

Release of draft AC61-17, Revision 14, Pilot licences and ratings – Instrument Ratings, Appendix I, for information only

CAA has recently finished consultation on Revision 14 of AC61-17, Pilot licences and ratings – Instrument Ratings. While Revision 14 will not come into force until June 2023, the draft Appendix I can be found here [PDF 611 KB] in a clean copy and here in a marked up [PDF 688 KB] copy, to enable flight training providers to amend their training material before the update occurs in June.

This Appendix is provided to the sector for information only. Please continue to use the current version of AC61-17, for the syllabus for Instrument rating (IR) examinations.

Please note, there may be some minor changes and updates once AC61-17 Revision 14 is published in 2023, but we will endeavour to highlight any further changes at that time.

08 Dec 2022

Emergency EASA AD 2022-0242-E - SCHEMPP-HIRTH FLUGZEUGBAU GmbH - Nimbus-4, Duo Discus and Arcus (powered) sailplanes - effective 09 Dec 2022

07 Dec 2022

Part 77 proposals

Crane at 15 Dowling Street, Dunedin 
Submissions close 9 Feb 2023

Crane at 10 The Cutting Way, Palmerston North 
Submissions close 3 Jan 2023

Crane at 4-8 Oxford Terrace, Mt Cook, Wellington
Submissions close 2 Jan 2023

07 Dec 2022

FAA SAIB 2022-23 - Certain Hartzell, McCauley, Sensenich, Hamilton Standard, and Hamilton Sundstrand model propellers - issued 06 Dec 2022

07 Dec 2022

FAA SAIB CE-19-01 R1 - Engine Oil and Airplane Hour Meter; Pressure Switch Failure - issued 06 Dec 2022

07 Dec 2022

EASA SIB 2022-10 - DURBAL Metallwarenfabrik and Maedler Pushrod Ends - issued 06 Dec 2022

07 Dec 2022

Emergency EASA AD 2022-0240 - Austro Engine GmbH - E4 and E4P engines - effective 20 Dec 2022

06 Dec 2022

Proposed restricted area – North Gisborne – airspace user consultation
Submissions close 05 Jan 2023

05 Dec 2022

AC141-1, Revision 5, Aviation Training Organisations – Certification

The marked up copy, to easily check changes, is available here [PDF 489 KB].

05 Dec 2022

Part 77 proposals: 

Crane at 124 Wiri Station Road, Wiri, Auckland 
Submissions close 29 Dec 2022

Crane at 515 State Highway 2, Te Puna, Tauranga 
Submissions close 29 Dec 2022

Cranes at 347 Hillside Road South and 29 Neville Street, Dunedin 
Submissions close 29 Dec 2022

05 Dec 2022

Performance Based Navigation and Airspace Changes – Gisborne and Hawke's Bay - public consultation
Submissions close 18 Jan 2023

05 Dec 2022

2022 CAA stakeholder engagement survey

05 Dec 2022

Aircraft register - updated

01 Dec 2022

AC61-05, Revision 36, Pilot licences and ratings - Commercial pilot licence

The marked up copy, to easily check changes, is available here [PDF 2.4 MB].

01 Dec 2022

AC61-03, Revision 28, Pilot licences and ratings - Private pilot licence

The marked up copy, to easily check changes, is available here [PDF 1.6 MB].

01 Dec 2022

Emergency EASA AD 2022-0233-E - Leonardo AW169 helicopters, all S/N - effective 02 Dec 2022

November 2022

30 Nov 2022

The CAA talks drones
Christmas is coming and that means drones under the tree, and BVLOS flights are gaining momentum. Listen to our three interviews on drones in New Zealand: "If you fly a drone, you're a pilot", "BVLOS operations and the GA pilot", and "The business of drones".

30 Nov 2022

Advisory Circulars Monthly Report - Nov 2022

29 Nov 2022

Revised Good Aviation Practice booklet: Wake turbulence

This GAP booklet helps pilots to understand wake turbulence, how to avoid it, and how to recover if caught up in it.

Download a digital copy [PDF 1.6 MB] or order a printed copy using our order form.

28 Nov 2022

Aircraft register - updated

25 Nov 2022

FAA AD Suspected Unapproved Parts Notification (UPN) 2022-S20210727018 - Mooney series aircraft - Down Lock Blocks P/N 5040 and Up Lock Blocks P/N 5041 - issued 21 Nov 2022

25 Nov 2022

Media release: Most common items Aviation Security removes from passenger bags

25 Nov 2022

Airworthiness Directives Schedule Amendment Nr 22-11 - effective 24 Nov 2022

24 Nov 2022

AC21-10, Revision 1, Experimental Flight Testing Guidance

We have done a minor revision of this AC, to reflect changes to CAA forms.

Revision 1 expands the description of test/compliance matrix in section 5.7.6 to include a rules checklist, adjusts the layout in line with the current standard, fixes minor errors and makes stylistic changes.

It also adds definitions of Quantitative and Qualitative and moves some document links from a footnote to the Useful Links section. There is no substantive change to this AC.

The marked-up copy here provides deletions in strikethrough and insertions in yellow highlight for easier checking.

23 Nov 2022

AC91-9 & 172-1, Revision 15, Radiotelephony Manual – draft for consultation
Submissions close 21 Dec 2022

22 Nov 2022

FAA SAIB 2022-21: Emergency flotation section, pop-out float under inflation - issued 21 Nov 2022

21 Nov 2022

Part 77 proposals:

Meteorological Tower at 650 Venlaw Road, Oware, Southland
Submissions close 1 Dec 2022

Met Mast at Forestry Road, Waiuku
Submissions close 1 Dec 2022

Part 77 determinations:

Crane at Stead Street Pump Station, Invercargill

Crane at Kaitoke Regional Park, Upper Hutt

Crane at 98 Mountain Road, Epsom, Auckland

Crane at 42 Arena Avenue, Avenal, Invercargill

Met monitoring mast at 263 Waiinu Beach Road, Whanganui

21 Nov 2022

Aircraft register - updated

16 Nov 2022

Updated poster: Safety around helicopters

Available in A2 and A4 sizes.

Download a digital copy [PDF 821 KB] or order a printed copy using our order form.

14 Nov 2022

Aircraft register - updated

10 Nov 2022

Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CAN 70-001 - Safran (formerly Turbomeca) Arriel Engines – Counting and Recording Engine Cycles - effective 10 Nov 2022

10 Nov 2022

Emergency FAA AD 2022-22-12 - Landing Gear Cross Tubes - effective 22 Nov 2022

10 Nov 2022

Emergency Transport Canada AD CF-2022-62 Bell 505 Helicopters - Collective Lever to Swashplate Outer Ring Fouling - effective 23 Nov 2022

09 Nov 2022

Part 77 proposal:
Crane at 387 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Submissions close 07 Dec 2022

08 Nov 2022

Part 77 determinations:

Crane at Inanga Street, formerly 96 Hobsonville Road, Hobsonville

Crane at 11 Takitimu Road, Whenuapai Airbase, Auckland

Wind turbine at 207 Kohekohe-Karioitahi Road, Karioitahi

07 Nov 2022

Jeppesen outage - possible cyber security incident
Update 07 Nov 2022: Indications are that a global FD Pro issue affecting all operators using Jepp FD PRO means that Jepp FD PRO terminal and enroute data on iPads cannot be updated since 02 Nov. The AIRAC cycle changeover date was 03 Nov. Users who updated their devices before 02 Nov should be unaffected and can continue to use current FD PRO data.

07 Nov 2022

Aircraft register - updated

04 Nov 2022

Jeppesen outage - possible cyber security incident

04 Nov 2022

AC145-1, Revision 7, Aircraft Maintenance Organisations

The marked up copy, to easily check changes, is available here [PDF 696 KB].

04 Nov 2022

23/EXE/10 Exemption from the Requirement in Civil Aviation Rule 139.103(b)(3) - issued 03 Nov 2022

03 Nov 2022

Type acceptance report: Diamond DA 62
This is a new model from Diamond which is expected to be in New Zealand in the New Year.

03 Nov 2022

Emergency FAA AD 2022-23-08 - Inspection of Horizontal Stabilizer Actuator - effective 03 Nov 2022

03 Nov 2022

Statement from David Harrison, Deputy Chief Executive Aviation Safety, on the TAIC report on the Hood Aerodrome accident

03 Nov 2022

Transport Canada CASA 2022-04 - DHC-3 (Otter) Aircraft: Inspection of the Installation of the Stabiliser Actuator Lock Ring - issued 02 Nov 2022

02 Nov 2022

Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CAN 72-006 - AS350 Series Engine Anti-Ice System – Operation and Inspection – effective 02 Nov 2022

01 Nov 2022

AC121-1, Revision 2, Extended Diversion Time Operations and Polar Area Operations

A new revision of this AC has been published and is available here. We have made minor updates in line with the recent forms refresh.

We have also made a marked-up copy [PDF 897 KB], so changes can be easily checked. As with other ACs, text in yellow highlight denotes insertions and text in strikethrough denotes deletions.

01 Nov 2022

Part 77 proposals:

Crane at 219 Lake Road, Northcote, Auckland
Submissions close 28 Nov 2022

Building at Waikato Hospital, Pembroke Street, Hamilton
Submissions close 28 Nov 2022

Crane at 5 Steer Avenue, Greymouth
Submissions close 24 Nov 2022

Part 77 determinations:

Housing Subdivision at Wharenui Road, Owhata, Rotorua

Crane at BP Dairy Flat, Auckland-Waiwera Motorway

Crane at 14-16 Parker Street, Papakura, Auckland

 

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