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October 2022

04 Oct 2022

FAA AD Suspected Unapproved Parts Notification (UPN) 2022-S20200224008 - All aviation articles produced and/or sold by McPeck Aviation and/or Adam McPeck for installation on FAA type-certificated products - effective 28 Sep 2022

04 Oct 2022

New poster: I'M SAFE (Am I fit to work) [PDF 333 KB]

Download a digital copy [PDF 333 KB] or order a printed copy using our order form.

04 Oct 2022

Type acceptance report: Schempp-Hirth Ventus-3F
The Schempp-Hirth Ventus-3F is a new single seat glider with the FES nose-mounted electric motor. This is the third type in the country to use that propulsion system.

03 Oct 2022

Aircraft register - updated

01 Oct 2022

Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CAN 62-004 Revision 1 - Schweizer 269 Main rotor blade bearing replacement - Change of maintenance procedure (Schweizer SIL No. L-188) - effective 30 Sep 2022

September 2022

30 Sep 2022

Advisory Circulars Monthly Report - Sep 2022

29 Sep 2022

Notice of Proposed Rule Making NPRM 22-01 Part 139 Runway Condition Reporting - 29 Sep 2022
Submissions close 30 Nov 2022

AC139-3, Revision 5, Aerodrome Inspection Programme and Condition Reporting - draft for consultation
Submissions close 30 Nov 2022

29 Sep 2022

Airworthiness Directives Schedule Amendment Nr 22-09 - effective 29 Sep 2022

28 Sep 2022

Part 77 proposal:
Wind Mast at 263 Waiinu Beach Road, Waiinu Beach
Submissions close 27 Oct 2022

28 Sep 2022

CASA AWB 65-001 Issue 1- Helicopter Tail Rotor Drive Couplings - issued 27 Sep 2022

28 Sep 2022

CASA AWB 63-006 Issue 3 - Robinson Helicopter Company R22-series helicopters Main Rotor Drive System - issued 27 Sep 2022

27 Sep 2022

AC91-2, Revision 2, Assignment of Mode S Address – draft for consultation

This AC has been revised for this first time since 2008, as part of a systematic review of ACs.

Revision 2 updates address information for the Aircraft Register and provides updates throughout to reflect changes to how Mode S addresses are assigned. We have also added a Version History.

As with other ACs open for consultation, sections in yellow highlight denote proposed insertions and those in strikethrough denote proposed deletions.

If you would like to provide feedback on this draft AC, please click here to submit your response by Tuesday 25 October 2022. 

27 Sep 2022

Aircraft register - updated

23 Sep 2022

Emergency AD DCA/FBA/5 Control Arm and Yoke Assembly Sprockets – Inspection - effective 23 Sep 2022

22 Sep 2022

Type Acceptance Report: Bristell B23 Series (Revision 0)
This is the first aircraft we have type accepted to use CS-23 Amendment 5.

22 Sep 2022

Proposed mandatory broadcast zones – Tauranga - airspace user consultation
Submissions close 25 Oct 2022

22 Sep 2022

EASA SIB 2019-10R1 Power Turbine Over-Speed Protection on ARRIEL 2D and ARRIEL 2B1 Engines - issued 21 Sep 2022

21 Sep 2022

AC115-2, Revision 1, Adventure Aviation - Hot Air Balloon Operations

A new revision of this AC has been published. This is the first time this AC has been revised since the initial issue in 2016.

A participant let us know the AC needed to reflect new rules on the use of transponder and altitude reporting equipment to transmit ADS-B data. CAA would like to thank the participant for bringing this to our attention.

We have also updated advice on rule 91.513 about controlled airspace, standardised the format, and corrected minor errors. Lastly, we have taken the opportunity to add a version history.  

We have also made a marked up copy [PDF 226 KB], so changes can be easily checked. As with other ACs, text in yellow highlight denotes insertions and text in strikethough denotes deletions.

20 Sep 2022

Part 77 proposal: 

Tower Crane at 11 Takitimu, Whenuapai
Submissions close 10 Oct 2022

Part 77 determination:

Mast at Pollok Wharf Road, Pollok, Auckland 

20 Sep 2022

New Good Aviation Practice (GAP) booklet: Medical matters

Safe flying starts with you. This new Good Aviation Practice booklet explains all things medical – from types of medical certificates and the application process, through to how endorsements work and how to renew your medical. There’s also information and advice about human factors, and where to look for more information.

Download a digital copy [PDF 1.7 MB] or order a printed copy here.

20 Sep 2022

AC47-1, Revision 3, Aircraft registration and marking

This AC has been updated to coincide with Aircraft Registration launching an online payment portal. This is the first time this AC has been updated since 2002.

Revision 3:

  • adds information about online payment options
  • deletes information relating to expired Exemptions and Transitional arrangements
  • streamlines the language, structure and format to align with current ACs, and
  • adds a Version History.

A marked-up version of the new revision, with substantive insertions highlighted in yellow and deletions in strikethrough is available here [PDF 409 KB] for easy reference.

19 Sep 2022

Emergency FAA AD 2022-19-12 R44 and R66 Tail Rotor Blades - Inspection - effective 20 Oct 2022

19 Sep 2022

Part 66 Electrical, Instrument and Radio Grandfather Rights

Notification of Grandfather Rights to all appropriate Electrical, Instrument and Radio category holders who have ‘released to service’ (RTS) aeroplanes, rotorcraft and complex systems of aircraft now listed and requiring a course and E, I & R ratings, and, for Complex E, I & R systems.

For a transitional period and in accordance with CAR 66.103(2) the Director will consider as acceptable experience for an E, I & R type rating, RTS experience on type completed over the 2 years immediately prior to 1 September 2022 on the listed aeroplane(s), rotorcraft, and complex systems. Upon application to CAA and assessment by ASPEQ annotation of the said aircraft will be added to your licence free of charge without the need of providing course or PTR details.

LAME rating designations [PDF 490 KB]

19 Sep 2022

Aircraft register - updated

14 Sep 2022

Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CAN 51-003 - MBB-BK117 and Kawasaki BK117 Vertical Fin Spar - Inspection for Cracks - effective 14 Sep 2022

13 Sep 2022

CAA statement – Fatal parachute accident at Parakai on 15 March 2019

12 Sep 2022

Flight instructor seminars 2022: Time to reset: Standards now and for the future - register now!

12 Sep 2022

Aircraft Registration Online Payment Portal goes live on Wednesday 14 September 2022

12 Sep 2022

Aircraft register - updated

09 Sep 2022

New Part 102 Sample Exposition

09 Sep 2022

Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CAN 62-004 - Schweizer 269 Main rotor blade bearing replacement - Change of Maintenance procedure - effective 09 Sep 2022

08 Sep 2022

New poster: I'M SAFE (Are you fit to fly)

Download a digital copy [PDF 211 KB] or order a printed copy using our order form.

08 Sep 2022

Revised poster: Aircraft operator requirements (August 2022)

Download a digital copy [PDF 241 KB] or order a printed copy using our order form.

06 Sep 2022

News: Supply chain issues creating challenges for operators

05 Sep 2022

Vector magazine - Spring 2022 issue out now!

05 Sep 2022

Aircraft register - updated

01 Sep 2022

Flight instructor seminars 2022: Time to reset: Standards now and for the future - save the date!

August 2022

31 Aug 2022

Advisory Circulars Monthly Report - Aug 2022

31 Aug 2022

Airworthiness Directives Schedule Amendment Nr 22-08 - effective 31 Aug 2022

31 Aug 2022

Continuing airworthiness notice - CAN 51-002 - Robinson R44 Hydraulic Hoses – Clearances from Adjacent Structure - effective 31 Aug 2022

31 Aug 2022

Revised form: CAA24066-06 Review of airworthiness aeroplane check list report
PDF version [PDF 315 KB]
Word version [DOCX 108 KB]

Revised form: CAA2129 Aircraft Radio Station Equipment Approval Levels
PDF version [PDF 234 KB]
Word version [DOCX 45 KB]

 30 Aug 2022

New revision: How to report occurrences GAP booklet

For as long as people have been taking to the skies, aviators have been studying aircraft accidents to find out what went wrong and prevent it happening again. This booklet explains what needs to be reported, how to report, and more.

Download a digital copy or order a printed copy using our order form.

30 Aug 2022

New revision: New Zealand cloud types poster (A1 size)

This poster describes, and shows examples of, different types of clouds you may encounter in New Zealand.

Download a digital copy or order a printed copy using our order form.

29 Aug 2022

Aircraft register - updated

24 Aug 2022

AC148-1 - Aircraft Manufacturing Organisations

This AC has been updated after a participant pointed out that it should reflect the need for organisations to have a Safety Management System (SMS). Revision 2 does not change the focus of this AC. Along the same lines as the recent new Revision of AC145-1, Aircraft Maintenance Organisations, this Revision:  

  • Updates guidance to reflect the change from QMS to SMS
  • Makes changes throughout to reflect the update of rule 148.65 to being about the need for an SMS
  • Updates references to AC 100-1, Safety Management
  • Makes stylistic changes and corrects typos and other minor errors throughout
  • Substitutes guidance on quality management with reference to AC100-1, and
  • Adds a Version History.

We have also made a marked up version [PDF 613 KB] available with the insertions highlighted in yellow and deletions in strikethrough so participants can check the changes easily.

CAA would like to thank the participant who pointed out this issue with these ACs.

26 Aug 2022

AC147-1, Revision 1, Maintenance Training Organisations – Certification

This AC has been updated after a participant pointed out that it should reflect the need for organisations to have a Safety Management System (SMS). Revision 1 does not change the focus of this AC. Along the same lines as the recent new Revision of AC145-1, Aircraft Maintenance Organisations, this Revision:  

  • Updates guidance to reflect the change from QMS to SMS
  • Makes changes throughout to reflect the update of rule 147.17 to being about the need for an SMS
  • Updates references to AC 100-1, Safety Management
  • Makes stylistic changes and corrects typos and other minor errors throughout
  • Substitutes guidance on quality management with reference to AC100-1, and
  • Adds a Version History.

We have also made a marked up version [PDF 518 KB] available with the insertions highlighted in yellow and deletions in strikethrough so participants can check the changes easily.

CAA would like to thank the participant who pointed out this issue with these ACs.

26 Aug 2022

Briefing to the Incoming Minister - 2022 [PDF 17 MB]

24 Aug 2022

Physical addresses of regulated air cargo agents (v142) - updated 24 Aug 2022

22 Aug 2022

Vector Online: Interference to GNSS receivers highlights vulnerability

There have been almost 11,000 events globally of interference to GNSS, used to provide GPS signals.

22 Aug 2022

Vector Online: Making advisory circulars more ‘participant-friendly’

The Civil Aviation Authority is employing a small team of specialists to help CAA technical experts update and improve advisory circulars (ACs).

22 Aug 2022

New bird incident rate report - April to June 2022

22 Aug 2022

Proposed Notice open for consultation: Performance-based Navigation (PBN) – Extension to 02 Sep 2022

The CAA has received requests to extend the closing date for submissions on the PBN Proposed Notice to ensure that there is sufficient time for an appropriate in-depth review. Accordingly, this has been extended to 02 September 2022, from 26 August.

22 Aug 2022

AC12-2, Revision 2, Occurrence investigation

This AC has been revised and is available here. It was revised following a suggestion in the Advisory Circular Feedback survey. Revision 2 is a substantive rewrite which, among other things:

  • Updates content to reflect related ACs, AC12-1 and AC100-1, which have had new revisions since the previous revision of this AC.
  • Revises Appendix A to reflect the form CAA005i, Occurrence Investigation Report.
  • Adds references to an AC from Transport Canada which contains a lot of relevant tips and guidance, and
  • Adds a Version History to make changes easier to track.

In the consultation period for this AC, CAA received some very useful and well thought-out feedback from participants which has enhanced this Revision. CAA would like to thank participants who took the time to provide feedback.

22 Aug 2022

Aircraft register - updated

19 Aug 2022

FAA SAIB 2022-16: Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) In Conflict Alerting - issued 17 Aug 2022

18 Aug 2022

AC91-24, Revision 2, Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Systems

Following the publication of NTC 91.258, Revision 3 [PDF 1.5 MB], on 16 August 2022, this AC has been updated to reflect the new CAA Notice.

17 Aug 2022

Part 77 proposals:

Crane at 14-16 Parker Street, Papakura, Auckland
Submissions close 15 Sep 2022

Crane at Awhitu Wind Farm at 207 Kohekohe-Karioitahi Road, Karioitahi
Submissions close 15 Sep 2022

Crane at BP Dairy Flat, Auckland-Waiwera Motorway
Submissions close 15 Sep 2022

Tower crane at 2 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland
Submissions close 24 Aug 2022

16 Aug 2022

NTC 91.258 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Systems - Notice of Requirement, Revision 3 - effective 16 Aug 2022 [PDF 1.5 MB]

Summary of Submissions [PDF 336 KB]

15 Aug 2022

Aircraft register - updated

12 Aug 2022

AC43-9, Revision 5, Modifications, Repairs, and the Form CAA337

This is a substantive revision of this AC, as it updates guidance on Acceptable Technical Data (ATD) throughout.

11 Aug 2022

Media release: Louisa Patterson wins CAA accolade for contribution to aviation

10 Aug 2022

AC00-6, Revision 1, Electronic Signatures, Electronic Record keeping and Electronic Manuals

Revision 1 corrects an inaccurate reference to AC43-1, in Appendix A, p 17.

09 Aug 2022

AC21-8, Revision 3, Design Changes—Supplemental Type Certificate

This AC has been updated with technical information and is available, with a separate Appendix B that can be downloaded and referred to easily. Revision 3:

  • Updates the Baseline Acceptable Means of Compliance (MOC) ASTM F44 standards in the compliance matrix in Appendix B1
  • Updates link to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) document
  • Adds a note directing participants using the compliance matrix template not to alter the format of the matrix, and
  • Makes minor punctuation and stylistic updates.

A version of this AC [XLSX 27 KB] and Appendix B [DOCX 307 KB] with insertions in yellow highlight and deletions in strikethrough are also available.

Please note that, if you use the template matrix in Appendix B, it is important that you do not alter the format of the matrix, as it allows for clear identification of acceptable MOCs compared to selected MOCs for the project.

08 Aug 2022

Emergency EASA AD 2022-0163-E - Flight Controls – Flap Control Rods – Replacement - effective 09 Aug 2022

08 Aug 2022

Aircraft register - updated

05 Aug 2022

Part 77 proposal:

Subdivision at Wharenui Road, Owhata, Rotorua
Submissions close 29 Aug 2022

04 Aug 2022

New Good Aviation Practice (GAP) booklet revision: How to be a pilot

Whether you want to be a weekend flier, or an airline captain, initially you’ll follow much the same process. This booklet explains what you need to know to start your journey to become a pilot.

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

02 Aug 2022

AC92-4, Revision 0, Dangerous Goods Manuals

Following the publication of this advisory circular (AC), we have added a Word version of this AC, so participants can download it and use it as a basis for their manuals. We hope this is useful.

02 Aug 2022

Emergency FAA AD 2022-16-03 – Continental Aerospace Technologies, Inc., Lycoming Engines, and Textron Lycoming/Subsidiary of Textron, Inc. Reciprocating Engines - effective 15 Aug 2022

01 Aug 2022

AC92-4 Revision 0, Dangerous goods manuals

This advisory circular (AC) describes an acceptable means of compliance with the dangerous goods (DG) manual requirements prescribed under Civil Aviation Rules (CAR), Part 92 Carriage of Dangerous Goods, particularly for smaller operators and private pilots.

01 Aug 2022

Part 77 determinations:

Communications mast at 28-32 Churchill Street, Kaikoura

Cranes at Ray Emery Drive, Auckland Airport

Crane at 188 Victoria Street, Hamilton

Crane at 84 Buckley Avenue, Hobsonville Point

Wind turbines at Te Rere Hau Windfarm, 376 North Range Road, Palmerston North

01 Aug 2022

Aircraft register - updated

 

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