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May 2024

29 May 2024

ICAO standards and recommended practices updated

27 May 2024

Part 77 proposal

  • Reassessment of building at 38 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga
    Submissions close 24 June 2024
27 May 2024

EASA AD 2024-0104 AB212 and AB412 helicopters: Left Upper Cap Angle - Inspection

27 May 2024

Aircraft register - updated

24 May 2024

AC00-1, Revision 2, Acceptability of Parts

This AC has been revised and is now available. Revision 2:

  • Clarifies eligibility of CASA Form 1 in sections 2.4, 3.1 and 5.2, and deletes clarification ‘formerly DA1’.
  • Deletes clarification ‘formerly JAA Form One’, after EASA Form 1 in sections 2.4, 3.1 and 5.2.
  • Deletes clarification ‘formerly TC24 0078’ after Transport Canada Form One in sections 2.4, 3.1 and 5.2.
  • Adds section 5.3 about the eligibility of CASA Form 1 for a CAANZ Part 145-certificated organisation.

CAA would like to thank the participants who provided feedback on the consultation draft. This has enhanced the new revision.

23 May 2024

FAA Emergency AD 2024-10-04 Wing Attach Fittings: Piper PA-28-181, PA-28R-201, PA-34-220T and PA-44-180 Aircraft

23 May 2024

Part 77 determinations

  • Mobile cranes at 92D Hobsonville Road, Auckland - hazard
  • Crane at 25 Steadman Road, Broomfield, Christchurch - no hazard
  • Crane at 14-16 Parker Street, Papakura, Auckland - no hazard
  • Crane at 7 Par Lane, Tikipunga, Whangarei - no hazard
22 May 2024

AC43-12, Revision 1, Non-Aeronautical Lead Acid and Reconditioned Batteries

This AC has been updated for the first time since 1997. Revision 1 is a general update of this AC, to align with current AC format and update technical information. This Revision has also deleted the Acceptable Standards section, added advice about using reconditioned batteries, added a Further Resources section, and added a Version History.

CAA would like to thank the participants who took the time to provide feedback on the draft for consultation.

22 May 2024

ATSB safety advisory notice for helicopters: Anticipate turbulence and slow down [PDF 250 KB]

21 May 2024

Plan ahead before submitting an application form

Here’s a checklist to ensure your application is processed as smoothly as possible:

  • complete all relevant sections of the form. Incomplete forms will be returned to the submitter
  • use the correct form; these are on our website. Always use the form on our website as these are the most up-to-date versions
  • plan ahead to get applications in early
  • check the Certification pages on our website to ensure you know what you need
  • engage with us early when applications are complex, for example the introduction of a new aircraft type to your operation
  • submit all documents, reports, and details at the same time, rather than over a prolonged period.
21 May 2024

An additional dangerous goods course will be held in Whanganui on 8-9 July 2024

20 May 2024

Aircraft register - updated

17 May 2024

Bird incident rate report 2024 Q1 [PDF 1.1 MB]

16 May 2024

Work Together, Stay Apart: Circuit Certainty Seminar dates announced

14 May 2024

Rule projects in progress updated

14 May 2024

Part 77 determination

  • Cranes at 168 Castle Street, Dunedin - hazard
13 May 2024

Aircraft register - updated

10 May 2024

Registrations open: Occurrence Investigation Workshop

Registrations are open for the Occurrence Investigation Workshop, with dates in Auckland (July) and Christchurch (September). This one-day workshop is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to investigate an occurrence, and covers various elements of occurrence investigations.

Visit the workshop page to find out more and to register.

09 May 2024

What to expect at the airport: Common questions from passengers

08 May 2024

Part 77 proposal

  • Met Mast near 517B Lake Road, Tangimoana
    Submissions close 5 June 2024
08 May 2024

Part 109 Regulated air cargo agents list (v.158)

08 May 2024

AC43-10, Revision 7, Aircraft radio station – Form CAA 2129, Aircraft Radio Station Equipment Approval Levels  

This AC has been updated for the first time since 2002. Revision 7 clarifies the content of the form CAA 2129, including the need to list communication equipment on it. It also revokes Appendix A and provides alternative sources of this information. Lastly, we have taken the opportunity to add a Version History.

CAA would like to thank the participants who took the time to provide feedback on the draft for consultation.

08 May 2024

Vector Online: Risky business

06 May 2024

Aircraft register - updated

03 May 2024

Part 109 Regulated air cargo agents list (v.157)

03 May 2024

Airspace user consultation - Application for amendment to Auckland control zone sectors and terminal control area boundaries

Submissions close 31 May 2024

03 May 2024

Sixth meeting of the Emerging Aviation Technology Forum

The Emerging Aviation Technologies Forum (EATF) held a well-attended meeting in Wellington on 1 May at the national office of the CAA.

03 May 2024

In, out, and around the Manawatū GAP booklet – new revision now available

Previously revised in 2017, this updated Good Aviation Practice booklet covers the Manawatū-Whanganui region – from Foxton through to Whanganui.

Download a digital copy [PDF 3.2 MB] or order a free printed copy using our online form.

01 May 2024

UK CAA AD G-2024-0001-E Lindstrand Balloons: Envelopes with Polyester Filled Aramid (Kevlar) Load Tapes – Removal from Service

01 May 2024

Vector Online: New radar for air traffic control

April 2024

30 Apr 2024

Advisory Circulars monthly report - April 2024

30 Apr 2024

Part 77 proposals

  • Met Masts at 400 Beamish Road, Santoft and SH3 Turakina
    Submissions close 28 May 2024
  • Crane at 292 Main South Road, Hornby, Christchurch
    Submissions close 28 May 2024
29 Apr 2024

AC139-10, Revision 2, Control of obstacles

This Advisory Circular has been updated for the first time since 2007. Revision 2 updates references and key information, makes the language more direct and adds a Version History.

29 Apr 2024

Part 109 Regulated air cargo agents list (v.156)

29 Apr 2024

AC91-17, Revision 2, Light Hazards on Aircraft

This AC has been revised and is available for consultation.

Revision 2 changes the title of the AC from Laser Strikes on Aircraft to Light Hazards on Aircraft. It also adds the following:

  • New section 6, Other light hazards.
  • A note under section 7.
  • A sub-section 9.4 on other hazards such as bright lights.

Comments close Monday 27 May 2024.

29 Apr 2024

Aircraft register - updated

24 Apr 2024

Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 24-04 - effective 24 April 2024

24 Apr 2024

Vector Online: Do you see me now?

23 Apr 2024

Airworthiness and Maintenance Workshop

North Island workshop dates confirmed:

  • Wellington 23-24 July
  • Taupo 3-4 September
  • Auckland 15-16 October
23 Apr 2024

Part 77 proposal

  • Lattice Truss Tower at 98 Colyer Road, Invercargill
    Submissions close 21 May 2024
23 Apr 2024

Continuing Airworthiness Notice 05-002 - Revision 1: Manufacturer Service Information Compliance

23 Apr 2024

EASA SIB 2024-07 - Schempp-Hirth Dicus and Ventus powered gliders: Front Electric Sustainer Wiring

22 Apr 2024

Aircraft register - updated

19 Apr 2024

Part 77 determinations

  • Tararua Wind Power Ltd - Isla Road, Otaraia, Southland - hazard
  • Cranes at 102 Prices Road, Manukau, Auckland - hazard
19 Apr 2024

Part 157 proposal

  • Construction of an aerodrome – Te Tohunga
    Submissions close 17 May 2024
19 Apr 2024

CA Act 2023: 1990-2023 Civil Aviation Act comparison guide

18 Apr 2024

Media release: CAA prosecution results in conviction of microlight pilot for careless operation

18 Apr 2024

Vector Online: The dangers of aircraft icing

15 Apr 2024

AC61-3 - Pilot licences and ratings - Private pilot licence

A new revision of this AC has been published and is now available.

Revision 30 deletes the sentence about medical certificate requirements in the section under Night flying. It also deletes the references to Metflight at sections 8.50.2 and 8.50.4.

A marked up version of the AC with insertions in yellow highlight and deletions in strikethrough, is available here for easy reference:

AC61-3 Marked-up version [PDF 1.6 MB]

We have also made a minor change to AC61-17, Pilot licences and ratings - Instrument ratings, deleting an out of date reference at section 52.75.26.

CAA would like to thank the participants who bought these errors to our attention.

15 Apr 2024

Part 157 determination

  • Aerodrome Conditional Determination - Grass Runway at Pukaki Airport
15 Apr 2024

Airspace user consultation - Proposed amendment to terminal control area – North Dunedin

Submissions close 03 May 2024.

15 Apr 2024

Part 77 proposal

  • Crane at 830 Great South Road, Auckland
    Submissions close 10 May 2024
15 Apr 2024

Aircraft register - updated

11 Apr 2024

Part 77 proposals

  • Tower Crane at 92D Hobsonville Rd, Auckland
    Submissions close 8 May 2024
  • Mobile Crane at 92D Hobsonville Rd, Auckland
    Submissions close 8 May 2024

Part 77 determination

  • 6 The Cutting Way, Palmerston North - hazard
11 Apr 2024

VFR MET Good Aviation Practice (GAP) booklet – new revision now available

Previously updated in 2021, the latest revision incorporates references to PreFlight, information on space weather, and has updated imagery throughout.

Download a digital copy [PDF 4.3 MB] or order a free printed copy using our online form.

11 Apr 2024

Work Together, Stay Apart seminars

  • New events announced for Omaka, North Shore and Wanaka in June
10 Apr 2024

CA Act 2023: How existing aviation Rules are being aligned

10 Apr 2024

Vector Online: Lasting legacy of an aviation safety pioneer

09 Apr 2024

Part 77 proposal

  • Crane at 7 Par Lane, Tikipunga, Whangarei
    Submissions close 7 May 2024
09 Apr 2024

Part 109 Regulated air cargo agents list (v.155)

08 Apr 2024

Airspace user consultation - Proposed Common Frequency Zone – Oamaru

Submissions close 24 Apr 2024.

08 Apr 2024

AC61-1, Revision 13, Pilot licences and ratings - General

This AC has been updated and is now available.

Revision 13 adds a requirement to provide evidence of remedial training in the event of a flight test failure, in the section on rule 61.21, Flight tests.

CAA would like to thank the participants who took the trouble to comment on the proposed changes.

08 Apr 2024

AC00-1, Revision 2, Acceptability of parts

This AC has been revised and is available for consultation. Revision 2:

  • clarifies eligibility of CASA Form 1 in sections 2.4, 3.1 and 5.2, and deletes clarification ‘formerly DA1’
  • deletes clarification ‘formerly JAA Form One’, after EASA Form 1 in sections 2.4, 3.1 and 5.2
  • deletes clarification ‘formerly TC24 0078’ after Transport Canada Form One in sections 2.4, 3.1 and 5.2
  • adds section 5.3 about the eligibility of CASA Form 1 for a CAANZ Part 145-certification organisation, and
  • deletes note about the incorrect rule reference as corrected in 2021.

Comments close Tuesday 7 May 2024.

08 Apr 2024

Aircraft register - updated

05 Apr 2024

Part 77 proposal

  • Extension of determination for crane at 14-16 Parker Street, Papakura
    Submissions close 3 May 2024
05 Apr 2024

AC091-09 - 172-1 Rev 16 Radiotelephony Manual [PDF 1.1 MB]

On 4 April 2024, a participant alerted us to an error in in Figure 4.3.2a, which we have now corrected.

CAA would like to thank the participant who drew this to our attention.

A marked-up copy is available here for participants to see the change, which is also noted in the version history:

AC091-09 - 172-1 Rev 16 Radiotelephony Manual - marked-up version [PDF 1.1 MB]

04 Apr 2024

New Southern Sky Stakeholders’ Showcase recap

04 Apr 2024

FAA SAIB 2024-02 Colonial C-1, Colonial C-2, Lake LA-4, Lake LA-4A, Lake LA-4P, Lake LA-4-200, Lake 250, and Lake 270 Turbo Renegade – Wing Spar

02 Apr 2024

Part 77 proposal

  • Removal of crane at 25 Steadman Road, Broomfield, Christchurch
    Submissions close 30 April 2024
02 Apr 2024

Part 109 Regulated air cargo agents list (v. 154)

02 Apr 2024 Aircraft register - updated

March 2024

28 Mar 2024

Advisory Circulars monthly report - March 2024

28 Mar 2024

AC139-10, Revision 2, Control of Obstacles - open for consultation

This AC has been updated for the first time since 2007. Revision 2 updates references and key information, makes the language more direct and adds a Version History.

As with other ACs, proposed insertions are in yellow highlight and proposed deletions in strikethrough.

Comments close Friday 26 April 2024.

28 Mar 2024

Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 24-03 - effective 28 March 2024

27 Mar 2024

AC91-11, Revision 3, Single Pilot IFR – open for consultation

The AC has been updated for the first time since 2008. Revision 3 is a substantive revision which:

  • deletes sections, including the Pre-amble, GPS (a sub-section of Crew Resource Management), and out-of-date paragraphs in the Checklists section, Appendix B
  • updates references throughout
  • updates throughout to align with current AC style, and
  • adds a version history.

As with other ACs, proposed insertions are in yellow highlight and proposed deletions in strikethrough.

Comments close Wednesday 24 April 2024.

27 Mar 2024

Launch of Reduced and Zero Emissions Project

We’ve initiated a project, as part of our Emerging Technologies Programme, called the Reduced and Zero Emissions Project (RZEP) to support the introduction of reduced and zero emissions aircraft. Visit the project page to find out more.

26 Mar 2024

Immediate safety action for XAG P100 or P100 Pro operators

26 Mar 2024

Drug and Alcohol Management Plans (DAMPs) NPRM and draft advisory circular (AC) now open for feedback

The Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) and draft AC on DAMPs under the Civil Aviation Act (2023) are now online and open for feedback and submissions until Friday 10 May 2024.

NPRMs open for submission

Advisory Circulars open for consultation

You can find out more about drug and alcohol management and the 2023 Act here:

Drug and alcohol management

25 Mar 2024

Transport Canada Emergency AD CF-2024-11 Bell 429 Tail Rotor Blade Abrasion Strip Cracks

25 Mar 2024

Aircraft register - updated

21 Mar 2024

AC61-17, Rev 16 - Pilot Licences and Rating - Instrument Rating

This AC has been revised to reflect feedback from the sector and is available. Revision 16:

  • updates the flight test requirements for an Instrument Rating (IR) in rule 61.801
  • updates the suggested logbook format in the section on rule 61.803
  • adds guidance on the 2D approach in the section on rule 61.807
  • adds detail on the 2D approach in Appendix II, and
  • adds guidance on straight-in approaches in the section on missed approach procedures in Appendix II.

A version of the new AC with the insertions in yellow highlight and the deletions in strikethrough can be accessed here for easy reference:

AC61-17 Pilot licences and ratings - Instrument ratings - marked up version [PDF 931 KB]

Please note: The Flight Test Standard Guide – Instrument rating (A/H) [PDF 677 KB] and form 24061-07 [PDF 247 KB] have also been amended to reflect the changes.

20 Mar 2024

Latest issue of Vector: Autumn 2024

20 Mar 2024

Vector Online: The legality of AIPNZ

18 Mar 2024

Drug and Alcohol Management Plans (DAMP) added to Rules projects in progress.

18 Mar 2024

Tell us how you use the rules pages on our website

The Civil Aviation Rules pages are one of the most important sections on our website and as a result of the Civil Aviation Act 2023 coming into effect on 5 April 2025, we’ll be re-publishing all 50 rule parts. This presents an opportunity for us to revise how those pages function. We’d like to hear how you use those pages so we can make sure they suit the needs of everyone accessing that information.

Please take a couple of minutes to complete this anonymous survey(external link)

18 Mar 2024

Aircraft register - updated

15 Mar 2024

Part 77 proposal

  • Crane at 168 Castle Street, Dunedin
    Submissions close 12 Apr 2024
15 Mar 2024

New Southern Sky Programme Stakeholders’ Showcase agenda

15 Mar 2024

Emerging Technologies Unit welcomes Transport Canada and NAV Canada

15 Mar 2024

EASA Emergency AD 2024-0071 Cabri G2 helicopters - Swashplate Inspection

14 Mar 2024

Part 77 determination

  • Floodlight towers at Hagley Oval, Christchurch - hazard
14 Mar 2024

EASA SIB 2024-05 - Incorrect Computation of the Hybrid Flight Path Angle by LCR-100 AHRS

13 Mar 2024

FAA SAFO 24003 - Aero Vodochody L39 Inaccurate Mode C Altitude Reporting

13 Mar 2024

Vector Online: Beware the slowly taxiing helicopter

12 Mar 2024

Fifth meeting of the Emerging Aviation Technology Forum

The fifth meeting of the Emerging Aviation Technologies Forum (EATF) took place on 21 February 2024 in Wellington.

12 Mar 2024

AC92-4, Rev 1, Dangerous Goods Manual and accompanying manuals

A new revision of this AC has been published. Revision 1 replaces the various manuals with two new sample manuals for a will-carry and will-not-carry operator respectively. It also makes minor updates throughout to clarify the intent of the AC.

We have also included separate word documents of each manual for people to use. Participants may find it useful to download the manual(s):

DG Manual Sample 1.4 Will-carry operator [DOCX 633 KB]

DG Manual Sample 2.0 Will-not-carry [DOCX 604 KB]

Please feel free to ask the CAA dangerous goods team (certification@caa.govt.nz)  for advice on tailoring your manual for your specific operation.  This may save time and cost in the certification process, and ensure that the manual is tailored to the participant organisation.

Please note, because of the extent of the changes, we have decided not to include a marked-up version.

11 Mar 2024

Airspace user consultation - NZD226 Rotowaro Mine – Amendment to Lateral Dimensions
Submissions close 05 Apr 2024

11 Mar 2024

Meet us at Warbirds Over Wanaka

11 Mar 2024

Aircraft register - updated

08 Mar 2024

Part 77 determination

  • Mobile Crane at 428 & 430 Don Buck Road, Massey, Auckland - hazard
07 Mar 2024

EASA SIB 2024-04 - Risks from using high power lights close to aircraft structures

06 Mar 2024

Media release: CAA returns to Asteron Centre

06 Mar 2024

Media release: Pilot error a key factor in fatal glider crash

06 Mar 2024

CASA AWB 63-004 Issue 4 - Kamatics Corporation KAflex Drive Shafts - UH-1 and Bell 206/407/412

06 Mar 2024

FAA UPN 2024-AAE-EHL-20230608-303 - Articles manufactured and/or distributed by Southern Aero, LLC. for installation on Franklin Aircraft Engines

06 Mar 2024

Vector Online: I learned about lookout from this

06 Mar 2024

AC61-1, Revision 13, Pilot licences and ratings – General – open for consultation

This AC has been revised and is open for consultation . Revision 13 adds a requirement to provide evidence of remedial training in the event of a flight test failure, in the section on rule 61.21, Flight tests. This change reflects advice from CAA in a seminar for General Aviation participants in October 2023, where CAA and participants discussed the need for proper assessment of remedial training.

As with other ACs, proposed insertions are in yellow highlight and proposed deletions in strikethrough.

Comments close Wednesday 03 April 2024.

05 Mar 2024

Upcoming New Southern Sky Programme Stakeholders’ Showcase speakers
Register today for this event on Thursday 21 March in Wellington.

04 Mar 2024

Updates to Rules projects in progress and Regulatory policy

04 Mar 2024

Senior persons' workshop

Aviation Industry Association (formerly Aviation New Zealand) is running their next Senior Persons' workshop in Queenstown, on Wednesday 27 March.

04 Mar 2024

Part 77 determination

  • Crane at 20 East Street, Auckland - no hazard
04 Mar 2024

Aircraft register - updated

01 Mar 2024

Airspace user consultation - Proposed Low Flying Zone - Te Horo
Submissions close 05 Apr 2024

01 Mar 2024

Part 157 proposal

  • Proposal for alteration of an aerodrome – Motueka Aerodrome
    Submissions close 26 Apr 2024
01 Mar 2024 ATSB Final Investigation Report No. AO-2022-038 - Engine malfunction and forced landing involving Robinson R22 Beta II, VH-NKV 85 NM north-east of Karumba aerodrome, Queensland, on 6 August 2022 - issued 23 Feb 2024

 

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