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We'll tell you when we add new rules, Notices of Proposed Rule Making, Airworthiness Directives, Advisory Circulars, media releases, and much more.

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June 2018

18 Jun 2018 ACAG - Updated Terms of Reference and Meeting Minutes Nov 2017 and Mar 2018
18 Jun 2018 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determination - Karangarua Heliport
18 Jun 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
15 Jun 2018 The New Southern Sky Conference 2018 - Presentation slides now available
15 Jun 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive Transport Canada CF-2018-16 - effective 28 Jun 2018
This AD is applicable to Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (BHTCL) model 206, 206A, 206A-1, 206B, 206B-1, 206L, 206L-1, 206L-3, 206L-4, 222, 222B, 222U, 230, 407, 427, 429 and 430 helicopters, all S/N. Seat Belt Comfort Clips – Adverse Effect on Occupant Restraint.
14 Jun 2018 Revised Type Certificate Data Sheet - Pacific Aerospace Ltd 750XL  - Revision 16
14 Jun 2018 Sector Risk Profile Updates:
Civil Aviation Authority Sector Risk Profile of Part 135 Helicopter and Small Aeroplane Operations - 2018
Your participation is invited in a survey about the effectiveness of actions over time arising from the medium and large aircraft air transport Sector Risk Profile
14 Jun 2018 Met Blog updated
13 Jun 2018 New Type Acceptance Report - Cessna T303
13 Jun 2018 Revised Type Acceptance Reports - Cessna 400 Series Revision 1 and Cessna 404 Revision 1
13 Jun 2018 Revised Type Acceptance Report - Boeing 777 Series - Revision 2
12 Jun 2018 Notice of proposal for construction of a Heliport at Poronui Lodge (PDF 16 KB) - submissions close 06 Jul 2018
Notice of proposal for construction of a Heliport at Intercontinental Building Wellington (PDF 17 KB) - submissions close 03 Jul 2018
Aerodrome Conditional Determination - Fox Glacier
11 Jun 2018 ‘Helping you transition’ - NSS releases handy guides to support your PBN transition
11 Jun 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
07 Jun 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive EASA AD 2018-0124 - effective date 12 Jun 2018
This AD is applicable to A119 and AW119MKII helicopters, all S/N. Leonardo SB 119-089 refers.
07 Jun 2018 Low Level Graphical Aviation Forecast (GRAFOR) and Aviation Area Winds (AAW) - launches 26 Jun 2018
07 Jun 2018 New Type Acceptance Report - Rolls Royce Trent 800 Series
06 Jun 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS): PBN workshop supports pro-active approach to regulatory change
05 Jun 2018 Change of Ownership, Deregistration and Deferring Participation Levy - A reminder to make your aircraft registration changes before 01 Jul 2018
05 Jun 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
01 Jun 2018 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determination - Kaikoura Helicopters Hangar Heliport
01 Jun 2018 Part 77 Determination - Fulton Hogan Limited - Crane for Frankton Marina Upgrade
01 Jun 2018 List of technical data accepted by the Director under the provisions of CAR 21.503(a)
- revised 29 May 2018
01 Jun 2018 2018 IA Renewal Courses - Christchurch 05 to 06 Sep 2018 added

May 2018

31 May 2018 Pending Pilot Syllabuses - Subject No 8 PPL Meteorology and Subject No 20 CPL Meteorology - effective date 26 Jun 2018
31 May 2018 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 18-05 - effective 31 May 2018
31 May 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Container Crane at Sulphur Point, Port of Tauranga - submissions close 22 Jun 2018
31 May 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane to Remove Tower Crane at Auckland Airport - submissions close 22 Jun 2018
31 May 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Cranes at Rosedale Auckland - submissions close 22 Jun 2018
29 May 2018 May/Jun 2018 Vector magazine
29 May 2018 Rule Projects in Progress - May update, including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report
29 May 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA SAFO 18006 - issued 22 May 2018
Improper maintenance performed on a variety of aircraft components and returned to service by Southern Atlanta Aerospace, LLC, which previously held FAA Air Agency Certificate No. 1SQR570B.
29 May 2018 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determinations - Kaikoura Helicopters Hangar Heliport
29 May 2018 Aviation Safety Summary Report - January to March 2018
28 May 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
25 May 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CASA AWB 85-023 Issue 2 - issued 03 May 2018
Piston engine spark plug insulator cracking.
25 May 2018 Helicopter & Agricultural Unit SMS Implementation Date Availability
25 May 2018 Part 157 Heliport Conditional Determinations
Hokitika Airport Limited - Fox Glacier Heliport
Totally Tourism Limited - Fox Heliport
24 May 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS): PBN – Advice from a Part 135 operator
24 May 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - FAA SAFO 18005 - issued 23 Apr 2018
Improper maintenance performed on a variety of aircraft accessories/articles and returned to service by Aviation Technologies, which previously held FAA Air Agency Certificate No. X74R704N.
24 May 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Fulton Hogan Limited - Increase in Boom Length of Crawler Crane, Huntly
23 May 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - SAIB CE-18-14 - issued 09 May 2018
Helio Courier aircraft H-391B, H-395, H-395A, H-250 and H-295 - Cracks in drag brace attachment on the MLG.
23 May 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - SAIB CE-17-25 - issued 25 Aug 2017
Inspections for cracks and corrosion in elevator torque tubes on Textron Aviation Inc. (Cessna) 172, 175, 180, 182, 185, 188, and 208 aircraft. Operators/maintainers of affected Cessna aircraft should review FAA SAIB CE-17-25 and action the safety recommendations accordingly. Note: For affected Cessna aircraft operating in a high corrosion environment, inspect the elevator torque tube more frequently than the intervals specified in the applicable Cessna Maintenance Manual.
23 May 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CASA 2018-05 Issue 01 - issued 07 May 2018
Pratt & Whitney PT6B-37A engines fitted with fuel control units overhauled after December 2016. P&W Service Information Letter (SIL) No PT6B-045 refers.
23 May 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Naylor Love Auckland Ltd - Crawler Crane Long Bay, Auckland
22 May 2018 Part 157 Notice of proposal for construction of an Heliport - Huka Falls, Taupo - submissions close 09 Jun 2018
22 May 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane at 1-5 Taylors Road, Morningside, Auckland - submissions close 25 Jun 2018
22 May 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
18 May 2018 CAA Notice NTC 91.529 Aircraft Emergency Location Systems (Notice of Approval)
18 May 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Apollo Projects Limited - Crane at 77-85 Queen Victoria Street, Motueka
18 May 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS): Ground Based Navigation Aid Review Panel Report and Recommendations released
18 May 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CASA AWB 81-003 Issue 1 - issued 17 May 2018
Best Practices Guide for Maintaining Exhaust System Turbocharger to Tailpipe V-band Couplings / Clamps
18 May 2018 Revised Form - 24091/03 Application for Aviation Event Authorisation Under Civil Aviation Rules, Part 91
This form has been updated to improve look and feel, and to clarify our expectations and facilitate the expansion of information now required from applicants.
Updates include:
- Links to websites for AC91-1 Aviation Events and NZASA Guide to Airshow Display Director Manual
- The Word version has been modified to facilitate electronic completion
- The Airspace Requirements, Description of Aviation Event, and Participating Aircraft blocks have been reformatted to make it easier to record items and provide procedures for how they will manage the Event.
17 May 2018 Rule changes - effective 18 May 2018
Part 1 Amendment 53 - Definitions and Abbreviations
Part 43 Amendment 14 - General Maintenance Rules
Part 91 Amendment 29 - General Operating and Flight Rules
Part 115 Amendment 6 - Adventure Aviation - Certification and Operations
Part 121 Amendment 30 - Air Operations - Large Aeroplanes
Part 129 Amendment 8 - Foreign Air Transport Operator - Certification
17 May 2018 New Type Acceptance Report - Tecnam P2010
16 May 2018 Summary of Public Submissions Received on NPRM 18-02 - NSS ADS-B Surveillance Above Flight Level 245
14 May 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
11 May 2018 2018 Update to NZ Army danger areas to include RPAS operations - Airspace user consultation - submissions close 01 Jun 2018
10 May 2018 New Zealand PBN Implementation Plan - Revised 2017
07 May 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace
Crane at 170 Railway Road, Palmerston North - submissions close 28 May 2018
Crawler Crane 67-71 Fred Taylor Drive, Auckland - submissions close 28 May 2018
Crawler Crane Sylvia Park Shopping Centre, Auckland - submissions close 28 May 2018
Photovoltaic Solar System on Bayfair Centre Roof, Mt Maunganui - submissions close 28 May 2018
07 May 2018 Emergency Airworthiness Directive EASA AD 2018-0104 - effective date 11 May 2018
This AD is applicable to EC 130 B4 and EC 130 T2 helicopters, all serial numbers, except those on which Airbus modification (mod) 074775 has been embodied.
07 May 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
04 May 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS): A Fantastic Opportunity to Learn How to Operate 'DRONES' Safely
03 May 2018 Aviation Safety Officer course - Taupo 21-22 June. This is not an SMS course, but a step on the SMS ladder. A few places left, enrol now.
02 May 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CASA AWB 34-010 Issue 2 - issued 01 May 2018
Microair Avionics Pty Ltd T2000SFL Air Traffic Control Mode Aircraft Transponders without Revision 7 upgrade (Microair Service Bulletin T2000SFL-SB-06 dated 14 September 2009).
02 May 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CASA AWB 25-020 Issue 3 - issued 01 May 2018
Lifejacket Survivor Light Batteries: Epsilor – ElectricFuel Ltd.
01 May 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice SAIB SW-18-13 - issued 30 Apr 2018
Agusta A119, AW119 MKII, A109E, A109S and AW109SP helicopters fitted with a left or right main transmission fitting plate (fitting) P/N 109-0330-17.

April 2018

30 Apr 2018 Revised Form 24019/05 Exposition Amendment Summary Sheet for a Supply Organisation under Civil Aviation Rule Part 19, Subpart F
30 Apr 2018 Rule Projects in Progress - April update, including Advisory Circulars Monthly Report
30 Apr 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
27 Apr 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice 05-009 - effective date 27 Apr 2018
Breeze Eastern Hoist Systems – Wire Rope Cable Failure: This CAN is prompted by a report of finding the wire rope core and two outer strands of the cable broken near the ball end termination on a Breeze Eastern hoist P/N BL-20200-431.
27 Apr 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice 27-011 - effective date 27 Apr 2018
Pacific Aerospace Cresco 08-600 and Fletcher FU-24 series aircraft: This CAN is issued to bring attention to a recent airworthiness concern reported to the CAA. Several Cresco and FU24 aircraft were found to have incorrect aileron rigging.
27 Apr 2018 2018 Wellington control zone amendment - Final airspace changes - submissions close 07 May 2018
26 Apr 2018 Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 18-04 - effective 26 Apr 2018
24 Apr 2018 Safety Management Systems (SMS) - additional industry workshops added due to demand:
Auckland: 22 - 23 May 2018 - Ellerslie Event Centre
Dunedin: 24 - 25 May 2018 - Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Wellington: 30 - 31 May 2018 - TBA
24 Apr 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Pace Engineering Limited - Crane at 216 Roscommon Rd, Wiri, Auckland
24 Apr 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CASA AWB 25-032 Issue 1 - issued 23 Apr 2018
Cessna Single Engine Service Bulletin SEB07-5, “Pilot and Co-pilot Secondary Seat Stop Installation”.
23 Apr 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determination - Hiway Geotechnical Limited - Crane at Bayfair Shopping Centre, Tauranga
23 Apr 2018 Pending Rules - Post Accident Emergency Location of Aircraft - effective 18 May 2018
Part 1 Amendment 53 Definitions and Abbreviations
Part 43 Amendment 14 General Maintenance Rules
Part 91 Amendment 29 General Operating and Flight Rules
Part 115 Amendment 6 Adventure Aviation - Certification and Operations
Part 121 Amendment 30 Air Operations - Large Aeroplanes
Part 129 Amendment 8 Foreign Air Transport Operator - Certification
23 Apr 2018 2018 Nelson and Marlborough Airspace Review - Final airspace changessubmissions close 04 May 2018
23 Apr 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice 85-009 Revision 1 - effective date 23 Apr 2018
Lycoming parallel valve cylinder assemblies with casting supplier identification symbol (E) and casting pattern revision letters AB, AC, AD or AE.
Affected cylinder castings were manufactured from September 2013 through to April 2015.
This CAN is not applicable to cylinder assemblies fitted to Lycoming O-235 and O-233 series engines.
23 Apr 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
23 Apr 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determinations
China Construction NZ Ltd - Luffing Jib Tower Cranes, 87 Customs Street East, Auckland
Shundi Customs Limited - Construction Project, 87 Customs Street East, Auckland
20 Apr 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS): Performance Based Communication and Surveillance (PBCS) Plan released today!
19 Apr 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice 85-009 - effective date 19 Apr 2018
Lycoming parallel valve cylinder assemblies with casting supplier identification symbol “E” and casting pattern revision letters AB, AC, AD or AE. Affected cylinder castings were manufactured from September 2013 through to April 2015.
19 Apr 2018 Revised Form 24091/02 - Application for Approval or Amendment of a Maintenance Programme
19 Apr 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Efflux from Two Process Stacks, Drury - submissions close 19 Apr 2018
18 Apr 2018 List of technical data accepted by the Director under the provisions of CAR 21.503(a) - revised 16 Apr 2018
17 Apr 2018 FAA - Best Practices Guide for Maintaining Exhaust System Turbocharger to Tailpipe V-band Couplings / Clamps - issued Apr 2018
17 Apr 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane at 77-85 Queen Victoria Street, Motueka - submissions close 18 Apr 2018
16 Apr 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
16 Apr 2018 Revised Advisory Circular AC21-2 - Product Certification—Type Acceptance Certificates (Appendix 2 to AC21-1) - effective 16 Apr 2018
Revision 6 updates the model listings and State-of-Design acceptance basis, particularly for EASA type certificates.
13 Apr 2018 Aircraft and Agricultural Statistics - guidance for operators 
13 Apr 2018 New Forms:
24137/06 - Part 137 Compliance Matrix - SMS
Part 115/121/125/135/141 Aircraft Operations Statistics Spreadsheets
Part 137 Agricultural Operations Statistics Spreadsheets
13 Apr 2018 Report Dangerous Drone Activity
How to Safely Fly Your Drone
11 Apr 2018 Part 77 Navigable Airspace Determinations
Form Building & Developments Ltd - Tower Structure, Waitomo Valley Road, Waitomo
Hawkins 2017 Ltd - Crane for new School of Medicine, Auckland University
10 Apr 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS): Approach 18 - Industry Speaks About the PBN Forum
10 Apr 2018 2018 Proposed restricted area - Hokianga Harbour - Airspace user consultation - The consultation period has been extended. Submissions now close 27 Apr 2018.
09 Apr 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated
06 Apr 2018 2018 Proposed danger area at Papawai aerodrome - Airspace user consultation  - submissions close 19 Apr 2018
06 Apr 2018 2018 Proposed restricted area - Hokianga Harbour - Airspace user consultation - submissions close 17 Apr 2018
06 Apr 2018 2018 Proposed Ardmore CFZ extension and establishment of new Mercer CFZ - Airspace user consultation - submissions close 17 Apr 2018
04 Apr 2018 New Southern Sky (NSS): 2018 New Southern Sky Conference Programme Released
04 Apr 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane for Frankton Marina Upgrade - submissions close 19 Apr 2018
04 Apr 2018 Continuing Airworthiness Notice - CASA AWB 85-023 Issue 1 - issued 03 Apr 2018
Piston Engine Spark Plug Insulator Cracking. This AWB is issued to advise owners, registered operators, maintenance organisations and Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineers to consider undertaking specific interrogative maintenance to detect and give warning of possible adverse internal engine wear.
04 Apr 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Wilks Road CCTV Project Dairy Flat, Auckland - submissions close 19 Apr 2018
04 Apr 2018 Part 77 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Increase in Boom Length of Crawler Crane, Huntly - submissions close 19 Apr 2018
04 Apr 2018 Revised Advisory Circular AC139-8 - Aerodrome Design: Heliports - effective 05 Apr 2018
Revision 3 replaces non-ICAO abbreviation for touchdown and lift-off area, TALO, with the correct abbreviation, TLOF.
04 Apr 2018 Mar/Apr 2018 Vector magazineMar/Apr 2018 Vector magazine
03 Apr 2018 Notice of Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace - Crane at 216 Roscommon Rd, Wiri, Auckland - submissions close 13 Apr 2018
03 Apr 2018 Aircraft Register file for export - updated