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May 2022

23 May 2022

Aircraft register - updated

19 May 2022

Part 77 proposals: 

  • Crane at 84 Buckley Avenue, Hobsonville Point
    Submissions close 18 June 2022
  • Crane at 6 Kapua Drive, Auckland
    Submissions close 16 June 2022
  • Crane at 85 Hobson Street, Auckland
    Submissions close 16 June 2022
  • Cranes at 124-132 Halsey Street, Auckland
    Submissions close 13 June 2022

19 May 2022

EASA SIB 2013-04R1 - Hook and Loop Style Fasteners as Mounting Mechanism for an Emergency Locator Transmitter - issued 18 May 2022

18 May 2022

Type acceptance report revision: PZL-KOLIBER Series - Revision 1 [PDF 594 KB]

17 May 2022

New safety message:

Practise and exercise good judgement [PDF 1.4 MB]

16 May 2022

Part 77 determinations:

  • Mast at 20 Makomako Road, Pahiatua
  • Crane at Auckland International Airport - Western Forecourt
  • Crane at 100-106 Newton Road, Auckland.

16 May 2022

Ministry of Transport update – 16 May 2022

16 May 2022

New poster revision: New Zealand airspace

Download a digital copy or request a printed copy by emailing publications@caa.govt.nz

16 May 2022

Aircraft register - updated

13 May 2022

Emergency UK CAA AD G-2022-0010-E Cameron Balloons Fuel Cylinders P/N CB2990 (Alugas): Fuel - Fuel Cylinders (for balloons) - Temporary Withdrawal from Service - effective 16 May 2022

13 May 2022

Part 77 proposal for crane at 1 Curly McLeod Way, Mt Maunganui [PDF 170 KB]
Submissions close 13 June 2022

13 May 2022

Advisory Circular feedback survey

Following the feedback survey on how participants found the layout and usefulness of ACs, we now have some results which have been summarised:

Thanks to all the participants who provided feedback.

11 May 2022

Part 77 determination: Crane at 121 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland

11 May 2022

Proposed common frequency zone – Marlborough Sounds - airspace user consultation
Submissions close 03 June 2022

10 May 2022

Revised Part 139 forms and compliance matrix:

  • 24139-01 Application for issue or renewal of an Aerodrome Operating Certificate under CAR Part 139
  • 24139-02 Application for amendment of an Aerodrome Operating Certificate under CAR Part 139
  • 24139-04 Part 139 compliance matrix

09 May 2022

Part 77 navigable airspace determinations:

  • Crane at 46 Elizabeth Street and 41 First Avenue, Tauranga
  • Cranes at corner of Browning Street and Campbell Road, Tokoroa
  • Crane at 3 Boundary Road, Catalina Bay, Hobsonville, Auckland
  • Crane at 30-34 Airpark Drive, Mangere, Auckland
  • Security fence at Nelson Airport

09 May 2022

Part 61 submission of record requirements

The Licensing and Standards Unit would like to remind participants to scan and send copies of all competency demonstrations (aerobatic, agriculture, BFR, instructor, and instrument), type ratings, and DL9 medicals to pft.admin@caa.govt.nz as soon as possible after completion (and within 7 days for the DL9 for licence holders) to enable CAA participant records to reflect current privileges. This can also be very useful in the case of lost logbooks.

Please send each individual participant record(s) in a separate email and include the date, client ID and type of record in the file name e.g. 2022 05 09 _10030_BFR PPLH (date format YYYY MM DD).

An email acknowledgement has been set up in the pft.admin@caa.govt.nz inbox, so you'll receive an automated acknowledgement response once the email has been received.

09 May 2022

Fixed-wing Flight Training Safety Strategy - industry update (May 2022)

09 May 2022

Part 77 determination - crane at 3 Scott Road, Hobsonville, Auckland

09 May 2022

Aircraft register - updated

06 May 2022

Revised form 24109-01 - Application for issue, renewal, or amendment of a regulated air cargo agent certificate under Civil Aviation Rule Part 109

05 May 2022

Proposed common frequency zone – Wairarapa - airspace user consultation
Submissions close 03 June 2022

05 May 2022

Type Acceptance Report revision: Airbus Helicopters EC155/AS365/SA365 Series - Revision 2

04 May 2022

Transport Canada Feedback 1/2022 Canadian Aviation Service Difficulty Reports

03 May 2022

Rule projects in progress - updated

03 May 2022

Media release: Pawsome opportunity to join Aviation Security 

02 May 2022

FAA SAIB AIR-22-10: Engine cowling system, Quarter-Turn Fastener Maintenance Information - issued 29 Apr 2022

02 May 2022

Emergency EASA AD 2022-0077-E AS 350, AS 355, EC 130, EC 135, EC 635 and MBB-BK 117 helicopters - effective 02 May 2022

02 May 2022

Aircraft register - updated

April 2022

29 Apr 2022

Advisory circulars monthly report - April 2022

29 Apr 2022

Revised form: CAA2129 Aircraft Radio Station Equipment Approval Levels

28 Apr 2022

Airworthiness Directives Schedule Amendment Nr 22-04 - effective 28 Apr 2022

27 Apr 2022

17/EXE/28 (Amendment #1) Exemption from the Requirement in Civil Aviation Rule CAR 135.369
This general exemption relating to the flight data recorder requirement on BK117 aircraft, extends the validity of the original exemption that expires on 30 April 2022.

27 Apr 2022

New and updated posters

  • Batteries (new)
  • Dangerous goods (revision)

These posters are available for PDF download, or email publications@caa.govt.nz to request printed copies in A3 and A4 sizes.

27 Apr 2022

New mask exemption card to remove uncertainty – 27 Apr 2022

26 Apr 2022

CASA AWB 85-026 Issue 2 - All Lycoming Reciprocating Engines – Valve Train Failure Checks - issued 21 Apr 2022

26 Apr 2022

Aircraft register - updated

21 Apr 2022

AC61-12, Rev 4, Pilot Licences and Ratings - Acrobatic Flight Rating

This AC has been revised for the first time since 9 May 2007. Revision 4 does not change any content, but has updated the format to align with other ACs in this series, and corrects typos and other minor errors. The opportunity has also been taken to add a Version History.

21 Apr 2022

Physical addresses of regulated air cargo agents (v140) - updated 21 Apr 2022

21 Apr 2022

AC66-1, Rev 4, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence – General – consultation period extended to 04 May 2022

20 Apr 2022

AC92-2, Rev 2, Carriage of Dangerous Goods – consultation period extended to 06 May 2022

19 Apr 2022

Aircraft register - updated

14 Apr 2022

COVID-19 Protection Framework – Guidance for Transport Operators – 13 April 2022

13 Apr 2022

FAA SAIB AIR-22-08 - Robinson R22 and R44 series helicopters – Importance of adhering to existing inspection procedures in the applicable operating handbooks and maintenance manuals - issued 11 Apr 2022

11 Apr 2022

Rule matrix updated - 24171-03 part 171

11 Apr 2022

EASA SIB 2021-05R1 - Airbus Helicopters AS 350 helicopters - Fuel Shut-off Lever Modification - issued 08 Apr 2022

11 Apr 2022

Aircraft register - updated

07 Apr 2022

FAA SAIB AIR-22-07: Autopilot System - issued 06 Apr 2022

06 Apr 2022

Part 77 proposal: Building at 4-8 Launch Road, Hobsonville Point, Auckland - submissions close 03 May 2022

06 Apr 2022

EASA SIB 2022-03 - Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of aircraft surfaces - Operational Recommendations - issued 05 Apr 2022

05 Apr 2022

Part 77 proposals:

  • Part 77 proposal - Crane at 190 Railway Road, Palmerston North - submissions close 28 April 2022
  • Part 77 proposal - Crane at Ray Emery Drive, Auckland - submissions close 2 May 2022

05 Apr 2022

AC121-1, Revision 1, Extended Diversion Time Operations and Polar Area Operations, has been updated

This AC has been updated. Revision 1 is the first time this AC has been updated since 4 May 2000. This revision substantially updates this AC to support the revised rules governing aeroplane diversions greater than 60 minutes’ flight time from an adequate aerodrome.

The revised standard:

  • Encompasses the operations of all turbine powered multi engine Part 121 aeroplanes, and
  • Replaces the previous ETOPS rules, which applied only to extended range operations in twin turbine engine aeroplanes.

CAA received very useful feedback on the draft AC, many points of which were accepted. This has enhanced the new AC which is a more robust document as a result of the input. 

CAA would like to thank the participants who took the time to provide feedback.

05 Apr 2022

New form revision:

  • 24102-01 - Application for issue or renewal of an unmanned aircraft operator certificate under Civil Aviation Rules, Part 102 - Revision 8

05 Apr 2022

New bird incident rate report - October to December 2021

04 Apr 2022

AC61-12, Pilot Licences and Ratings - Aerobatic Flight Rating – marked up copy of new Revision up for information

This AC has been revised for the first time since 9 May 2007. Revision 4 does not change any content, but has changed the format to align with other ACs in this series, and corrects typos and other minor errors. The opportunity has also been taken to add a Version History.

A copy in marked up format (yellow being insertions and strikethrough deletions) is posted here, so participants can check changes easily. If you have any questions, or notice areas we have missed out, please contact us by Wednesday 20 April.

04 Apr 2022

Aircraft register - updated

01 Apr 2022

Changes to our certification processes 

March 2022

31 Mar 2022

Airworthiness Directives Schedule Amendment Nr 22-03 - effective 31 Mar 2022

31 Mar 2022

Rule projects in progress - updated

31 Mar 2022

Advisory circulars monthly report - March 2022

30 Mar 2022

New form revision:

  • 24066-11 Application for inspection authorisation (IA) initial or refresher course - Revision 12

30 Mar 2022

Navigable airspace determination: Light Towers at Hagley Oval, Christchurch

29 Mar 2022

Flight Instructor Guide - updated and available online
The update of the Flight Instructor Guide is now complete and is available on our website. The update includes a new Instructional Theory section and downloads page of individual diagrams and whiteboard layouts. We'd like to thank all of those who provided feedback during the review process.

29 Mar 2022

Continuing Airworthiness Notice – 76-002 - Guimbal Cabri G2 Engine Control Cables - effective 28 March 2022

28 Mar 2022

Aircraft register - updated

25 Mar 2022

Part 77 proposal and determination:

  • Part 77 proposal - broadcast tower at Rifle Range Road, Ohariu, Wellington
    Submissions close 25 April 2022
  • Part 77 determination - crane at 12 Hereford Street, Christchurch

24 Mar 2022

Watch the standard overhead join roadshow presentation recording

24 Mar 2022

Rule matrices updated:

  • 24171-03 Part 171
  • 24135-04GAHIFR Part 119-135
  • 24135-03GAHVFR Part 119-135
  • 24135-02GAIFR Part 119-135
  • 24135-01GAVFR Part 119-135
  • 24129-02 Part 129
  • 24119-10 Part 119-135
  • 24119-09 Part 119-125
  • 24119-08 Part 119-121

24 Mar 2022

Emergency EASA AD 2022-0052-E - LEONARDO S.p.A. - AB204B, AB205A-1 and AB212 helicopters - effective 25 Mar 2022

24 Mar 2022

Vector Online: The insider threat to aviation
Listen to this Vector Online interview where we discuss the insider threat to aviation. We talk about what to look for, and what to do about what you see.

24 Mar 2022

Website maintenance
On Thursday 24 March 2022 at 8:00pm, there will be a 5-10 minute outage on the CAA website due to scheduled maintenance.

23 Mar 2022

AC91-14, Revision 2, Light Aircraft Maintenance Programme – Aeroplanes

A new Revision of this AC has been published. This is the first time this AC has been updated since March 2011. Revision 2 is not a substantive update, but amends this AC to address incorrect rule references.

In Revision 2 we have:

  • Corrected outdated rule references, changing the 91.605(a)(4), to 91.605(a)(5) on page 3, 91.605 (a)(2) or (4) to 91.605(d) on page 5, and 33.69(a)(1) to 43.69 on page 5, and reference to Part 43 Appendix A, changing it to Appendix B, on page 22.
  • Added a Version History.
  • Standardised format and style to align with current AC layout.

23 Mar 2022

AC92-2, Revision 2, Carriage of Dangerous Goods – open for consultation

This AC has been updated. This is the first time it has been revised since 27 April 2007. Revision 2 is a substantive update with guidance on:

  • 11(a) Carriage of DG by Police
  • 11(b) Carriage of Class 1 DG
  • 11(c) Carriage of DG for recreational use of passengers
  • Carriage of DG for medical aid in flight
  • 13 Carriage of DG by passengers and crew
  • Carriage of DG by helicopters operating in remote areas
  • Carriage of DG by underslung load
  • List of commonly carried items of DG
  • Segregation requirements
  • Aircraft emergency response drills
  • Carriage of DG in general

Because of the scope of the changes, we have not done the normal tracked change version, as it makes more sense to read the AC as a whole document.

If you would like to provide feedback on this draft AC, please submit your response to us by Wednesday 20 April 2022.

23 Mar 2022

New security culture resource - Bomb threat check sheet

23 Mar 2022

Safety investigation report published - occurrence 20/6775
In-flight loss of situational awareness leading to spatial disorientation - ZK-HGW, Kawasaki BK117 B-2 - Gowanbridge

23 Mar 2022

CASA AWB 85-027 Issue 1 - Engine Inspection in Event of Water Immersion - issued 22 Mar 2022

22 Mar 2022

AC66-1, Revision 4, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence— General – out for further consultation

Following an earlier consultation period and substantive input from operators, this AC has been further revised. The new Revision 4:

  • Updates the applicable email address for CAA Licensing team and online payment methods.
  • In Subpart B, updates competency standards for maintenance on aircraft principally constructed of FRP and ratings for engineers in Electrical, Instrument and Radio (E,I&R) categories.
  • In Subpart C, relating to type ratings courses, adds notes on appropriate training and type ratings course for avionics related work, depending on the complexity of the E,I&R system.
  • In Subpart D, clarifies eligibility requirements for a Certificate of Maintenance Approval (MA) and MA renewal applications.
  • In Subpart E, clarifies eligibility requirements for a Certificate of Inspection Authority (IA) and IA applications.
  • In Appendix 1, adds FRP to Group 1 and 2, updates competency standards for doing maintenance on aircraft principally constructed of FRP, and adds notes on appropriate training and type ratings course for E,I&R related work, depending on the complexity of the E,I&R system.
  • In Appendix 2, adds a detailed description of category demarcation.

Please note that text highlighted in yellow indicates it has been inserted. We have taken out deleted segments to more clearly focus on the new material proposed for this AC. CAA would like to thank participants who took the time to provide feedback on the previous draft.

If you would like to provide feedback on this draft AC, please submit your response to us by Tuesday 19 April 2022.

22 Mar 2022

New form revisions:

  • 24021-01 Application for issue or amendment of a type certificate - Revision 12
  • 24021-02 Application for issue or amendment of a type acceptance certificate - Revision 14
  • 24021-05 Application for issue, amendment, or re-issue of an Airworthiness Certificate - Standard and/or Restricted Category - Revision 17
  • 2129 Aircraft Radio Station Equipment Approval Levels - Revision 9

21 Mar 2022

Aircraft register - updated

18 Mar 2022

CASA AWB 02-066 Issue 1 - Maintenance - Aircraft Immersed in Water - issued 18 Mar 2022

18 Mar 2022

New type acceptance reports

  • MT-Propeller MTV-34 Series
  • BRP-ROTAX 912/915 Series

These have been accepted to support some LSA and VLA aircraft in New Zealand.

18 Mar 2022

Part 77 proposals

  • Crane at 100-106 Newton Road, Auckland - submissions close 14 Apr 2022
  • Crane at Auckland Airport, Western Forecourt - submissions close 14 Apr 2022

18 Mar 2022

Emergency EASA AD 2022-0047 BELL TEXTRON Inc. - 212 and 412 helicopters - effective 24 Mar 2022

18 Mar 2022

Emergency EASA AD 2022-0046 AB212, AB412 and AB412EP helicopters: Tail boom Attachment - Inspection - effective 24 Mar 2022

17 Mar 2022

Part 77 proposals

  • Crane at 2 Anderson Road, Hastings - submissions close 14 Apr 2022
  • Crane at 2 Lynton Road, Mount Wellington - submissions close 14 Apr 2022

16 Mar 2022

Part 77 proposal - crane at Ngataringa, Road Devonport
Submissions close 14 April 2022

16 Mar 2022

Part 77 proposal - meteorology mast at 20 Makomako Road, RD3, Pahiatua
Submissions close 12 April 2022

15 Mar 2022

Emergency FAA AD 2022-06-05 Main Rotor Hub Strap Pins fitted on restricted category helicopters originally manufactured by Bell - effective 16 Mar 2022

15 Mar 2022

Revised form: 24066-10 - Application for inspection authorisation certificate - Initial issue or renewal

15 Mar 2022

FAA SAIB AIR-21-19R1: Aerial tow equipment, side pull hook - issued 14 Mar 2022
MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) 369D, 369E, 369F, 369FF, 500N, and 600N helicopters fitted with Colorado Helicopters, Inc. Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SH5230NM Side Pull Hook Assembly.

15 Mar 2022

FAA SAIB AIR-22-04: Emergency Exits - issued 14 Mar 2022
Thrush S2R, S2R-T34, S2R-T15, S2R-R3S, S2R-T11, S2R-R1340, S2R-R1820, S2R-T65, S2RHG-T65, S2R-T45, S2R-G6, S2R-G10, S2R-G5, S2R-G1, S2RHG-T34, S2R-T660, and S2R-H80.

14 Mar 2022

Ropes and strops presentation - updated version available (March 2022)

14 Mar 2022

Aircraft register - updated

11 Mar 2022

CASA AWB 67-006 Issue 3 - Robinson R22/R44 Governor Control Anomalies - issued 11 Mar 2022

11 Mar 2022

Media release: CAA Statement – Occurrence 20/5937: Fatal accident final report, Paramotor Accident, Poerua River, West Coast, 12 November 2020

10 Mar 2022

22/EXE/42 Exemption from the Requirements in Civil Aviation Rule CAR 139.109(2)

This exemption provides relief to Part 139 certificated aerodrome operators from testing an aerodrome’s emergency plan as required by CAR 139.57.

10 Mar 2022

Media release: CAA Statement – Occurrence 19/4241: Fatal aircraft accident, Van’s Aircraft Incorporated RV-12, ZK-LSV, Coromandel, 14 June 2019

10 Mar 2022

Email notification service: New list added - "Safety reports"(external link)

To add this list, visit aviation.govt.nz/subscribe(external link) and click the link at the bottom of the page where it says "To view or change the lists you have subscribed to, or change your email address, click here."

09 Mar 2022

COVID-19 Guidance for Medical Examiners and Participants

09 Mar 2022

Part 77 proposals and determinations

Proposals:

  • Security Fence at Nelson Airport 
    Submissions close 06 April 2022
  • Crane at 121 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland
    Submissions close 06 April 2022

Determinations:

  • Crane at 16-20 Williamson Avenue, Auckland
  • Building at 3-9 Northcroft Street, Takapuna, Auckland
  • Crane at 67 Mowbray Street, Waltham, Christchurch
  • Cranes at 2-12 Aitken Street, Wellington

08 Mar 2022

Vector article archive - updated
Over 400 articles across 30 subject areas, published since 2015.

08 Mar 2022

Emergency EASA AD 2022-0035 AB212, AB412 and AB412EP helicopters: Tail boom Attachment – Inspection - effective 14 Mar 2022

08 Mar 2022

Emergency EASA AD 2022-0037 Main Rotor Rotating Scissor Assembly: A109E, A109LUH, A109S, AW109SP, A119 and AW119MKII helicopters - effective 21 Mar 2022

07 Mar 2022

Part 77 proposal - crane at 30-34 Airpark Drive, Mangere, Auckland
Submissions close 04 Apr 2022

07 Mar 2022

Part 77 determination - crane at Waimea Community Dam, Tasman District

07 Mar 2022

New GAP booklet published: Flying around volcanoes

This booklet will give you an overview of New Zealand’s volcanoes, their hazards, and outline where you can find information on their current activity and the applicable aviation rules.

07 Mar 2022

Airspace user consultation: Proposed Visual Reporting Points - Wanaka area
Submissions close 31 Mar 2022

07 Mar 2022

Emergency EASA AD 2022-0034 GE Aviation (Walter) M602 Series Engines - Outer Liner Dilution Tube Inspection - effective 18 Mar 2022

07 Mar 2022

Vector magazine - Autumn issue out now!

07 Mar 2022

Ministry of Transport: Guidance for airlines and carriers - issued 04 Mar 2022

07 Mar 2022

CASA AWB 34-020 Issue 7 - Potential 5G Interference of Radio Altimeter Systems - issued 04 Mar 2022

07 Mar 2022

FAA SAIB AIR-22-03 - RHC R22, R44, and R66 Helicopters; Emergency Locator Transmitter Retention - issued 03 Mar 2022

07 Mar 2022

Aircraft register - updated

03 Mar 2022

Revised form: 24021-07 - Application for issue of Special Flight Permit (Revision 7)

02 Mar 2022

Physical addresses of regulated air cargo agents (v139) - updated 02 Mar 2022

02 Mar 2022

Airspace user consultation: Application for amendment to Wellington control zone and terminal control area boundaries
Submissions close 31 Mar 2022

01 Mar 2022

Rule projects in progress - updated

 

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