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March

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

February 2024

29 Feb 2024

Part 77 determinations

  • Crane at 3 Esk Street West, Invercargill - no hazard
  • Crane at 2 Broadway Street, Dunedin - no hazard
29 Feb 2024

Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 24-02 - effective 29 February 2024

29 Feb 2024

Advisory Circulars monthly report - February 2024

28 Feb 2024

Secure your aircraft Good Aviation Practice (GAP) booklet - new revision now available [PDF 2.1 MB]

We’ve recently revised our Secure your aircraft Good Aviation Practice booklet, previously revised in 2004. This revision covers all aspects of tying down a variety of aircraft, with a new section on advice for tourism operators.

Download your own copy of this GAP booklet (link above), or order a free physical copy using the online order form.

28 Feb 2024

Vector Online: Looking out 'consciously'

27 Feb 2024

Part 77 proposal

  • Cranes at 102 Prices Rd, Manukau
    Submissions close 26 Mar 2024
27 Feb 2024

Airworthiness and Maintenance Workshop

Event details added for April in Wanaka and June in Nelson.

26 Feb 2024

Part 77 determinations

  • Efflux 13 Cooling Towers at proposed Geothermal Power Station near Rotorua - hazard
  • Wind Farm at 650 Velnaw Road, Oware, Southland - hazard
26 Feb 2024

New guidance on reporting bird incidents

26 Feb 2024

Continuing Airworthiness Notice - 27-028 - MD Helicopters 500N and 600N Thruster Control Output Drum - Cracking [PDF 314 KB]

26 Feb 2024

We have approved the following examiner theory course:

  • Flight Test NZ Ltd – presenter Mark Woodhouse
26 Feb 2024

Aircraft register - updated

23 Feb 2024

AC141-1 Revision 6 Aviation training organisations - Certification

This Advisory Circular has been revised to reflect the recent update to AC61-19, Pilot licences and ratings - Flight Examiner Ratings, Revision 16.

Revision 6 makes the following changes to Appendix A:

  • adds two training courses in Description of Training Course, P12, Robinson Safety Awareness Training and P13, Examiner Theory Course, and
  • adds PBN Specification to A5 in Description of Assessment.

There is also a marked-up copy to make it easier to see the changes quickly:

AC141-1, Revision 6, Aviation Training Organisations - Certification - marked-up version [PDF 435 KB]

23 Feb 2024

AC61-19 Revision 15 Pilot Licences and Ratings - Flight Examiner Ratings  

This Advisory Circular has been updated.

Revision 15 updates the section, Flight Examiner Rating Requirements, replaces the content of Appendix I, Examiner Theory Course Syllabus and adds a new Appendix II, Practical Training. As a result, the former Appendix II, Flight Examiner Flight Test Syllabus, is now Appendix III. Lastly this revision makes minor changes to align with current AC style.

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

21 Feb 2024

LAME rating designations updated [PDF 486 KB]

Historic corrections to some aircraft group, type, and ratings.

21 Feb 2024

Wake turbulence Good Aviation Practice (GAP) booklet – new revision now available [PDF 1.2 MB]

The GAP has been revised to align with the AIPNZ update scheduled for 22 February 2024, regarding the Super (J) wake turbulence category.

Download a digital copy (link above) or order a free printed copy using our online form(external link).

21 Feb 2024

Part 77 determination

  • Crawler Crane at Takitimu Drive, Tauranga - no hazard

Part 77 proposal

  • Wind Farm at Kaiwera Downs, Isla Road, Otaraia
    Submissions close 18 Mar 2024
21 Feb 2024

Vector Online: Sharing the risks

19 Feb 2024

Aircraft register - updated

16 Feb 2024

Part 77 determinations

  • Crane at 1830 Cambridge Road, Cambridge - no hazard
  • Pylon Replacements - Khandallah to Takapu Road - hazard
  • Wind Monitoring Mast at 194 Jacobs Road, Pepepe - hazard
  • Mast at Pollok Wharf Road, Pollok, Auckland - hazard
16 Feb 2024

Work Together, Stay Apart: Plane talking video

16 Feb 2024

News item: Four weeks until New Southern Sky Programme Stakeholders’ Showcase

16 Feb 2024

FAA SAIB 2024-01 Installation of TCW Technologies Integrated Back-up Battery System (STC SA04400NY)

16 Feb 2024

CASA Airworthiness Bulletin AWB 76-004 Issue 2 – Cessna 208 series aircraft - PT6 Propeller Governor Control Linkage

16 Feb 2024

Transport Canada Emergency AD CF-2024-05 PT6A and PT6E Engine Series - Second-Stage Power Turbine (PT2) Blade Failure - effective 17 Feb 2024

14 Feb 2024

AC109-1, Revision 5, Regulated Air Cargo Agents – Certification

This Advisory Circular has been revised. Revision 5 is a substantive update which:

  • Expands advice on the acceptance and ongoing oversight of known customers in New Zealand's air cargo and mail secure supply chain;
  • Adds sub-sections to clarify the intent of rule parts, and a sub-section on the security control of transhipment cargo
  • Adds more detail to an acceptable form of compliance for Regulated Air Cargo Agents (RACAs) to ensure their obligations as a Part 109 certificate holder are being met, with particular reference to rule 109.61;
  • Updates the sections on Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) and Occurrence Reporting; and
  • Adds appendices:
    • Template for known customer register,
    • Known Customer Security Programme (example),
    • Security Culture,
    • Elements of a strong security culture, and
    • Transhipment Cargo.

CAA would like to thank participants who took the time to send in feedback which has improved this document. Because of the extent of the update, including those made in response to participant feedback, there is also a marked-up copy here to make it easier to check the changes quickly:

AC109-1 marked-up copy [PDF 811 KB]

14 Feb 2024

LAME rating designations updated [PDF 486 KB]

B737 rating has removed the overseas reference.

14 Feb 2024

Vector Online: The limitations of ADS-B

14 Feb 2024

Invitation to participate – Remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) pilots and ground crew

13 Feb 2024

AC102-1, Revision 1, Unmanned Aircraft - Operator Certification

This AC has been updated and is available for consultation. Revision 1 is a comprehensive revision which:

  • removes the FAQ section and out-of-date transition provisions (rule 102.27)
  • focuses on the intent of the rule – for operators to assess and manage aviation risks and create procedures to ensure their operation is conducted safely, and
  • adds three appendices:
    • Appendix I – Guide to ISO: 31000 – Risk Management
    • Appendix II - Specific Operations Risk Assessment (SORA), and
    • Appendix III – Examples of sets of exposition documents.

We are also interested in participants’ views as to whether any of the checklists would sit better on a dedicated page on the CAA website, rather than in this AC.

Comments close Tuesday 2 April 2024.

13 Feb 2024

Work Together, Stay Apart: A seminar for aerodrome users 2024

12 Feb 2024

NPRM 23-01 open for submission - Assorted issues

Submissions close Monday 25 March at 5pm.

12 Feb 2024

Aircraft register - updated

09 Feb 2024

Part 77 proposal

  • Crane at 6 The Cutting Way, Palmerston North
    Submissions close 8 Mar 2024
09 Feb 2024

We’ve launched a Statement of Commitment to our Work Together, Stay Apart safety campaign so you can show your dedication to safe operations at unattended aerodromes

08 Feb 2024

Safety message for unmanned aircraft: XAG P100 Pro rotor assembly maintenance requirements

08 Feb 2024

Continuing Airworthiness Notice 27-027 - Guimbal Cabri G2 Main Rotor Swashplate Assembly Cracking

07 Feb 2024

Vector Online: Radio calls - make them count

05 Feb 2024

EASA Emergency AD 2024-0037-E - AUSTRO ENGINE GmbH - E4 and E4P engines - effective 06 Feb 2024

05 Feb 2024

Aircraft register - updated

02 Feb 2024

Briefing to the Incoming Minister, February 2023 [PDF 8.7 MB]

01 Feb 2024

Inspection Authorisation (IA) certificate courses in Christchurch in May

IA certificate initial course
8–10 May
Christchurch – Commodore Airport Hotel

IA certificate refresher course
13–14 May
Christchurch – Commodore Airport Hotel

January 2024

31 Jan 2024

Vector Online: Rules ---> Safety

29 Jan 2024

Proposal to revoke AC43-12, Non-aeronautical lead acid batteries

As part of our review of ACs, CAA has determined that this AC is no longer fit for purpose, as the acceptable standards are out of date, and the remaining guidance is either better suited to a webpage or can be found in manufacturers’ instructions.

We propose to revoke this AC, unless participants are strongly in favour of its retention.

If you have any feedback on whether this AC should be revoked or retained, please use our Advisory Circular feedback form.

Comments close Monday 26 February 2024

29 Jan 2024

Changes to Part 65 Advisory Circulars to reflect online applications

From Monday 29th January 2024 air traffic controllers and related professions can now apply for their licences through Online services. We have updated the ACs in the 65 series to reflect this, including some other content, in conjunction with Airways, as outlined in the Version History.

We have also removed the following forms as they are no longer required:

  • 24065-01 – Issue of air traffic service licence
  • 24065-02 – Exchange of an air traffic service licence, and
  • 24065-03 – Amendment to an air traffic service licence
29 Jan 2024

Air Traffic Controllers can now apply for a licence online

29 Jan 2024

Aircraft register - updated

26 Jan 2024

Emergency AD - EASA AD 2024-0028-E Eurocopter EC135

26 Jan 2024

Emergency AD - Transport Canada CF2024-03 Bell 505 Helicopters

24 Jan 2024

Baz the English Springer SpanielMeet the detectives

14 dog cards added

24 Jan 2024

Part 77 proposal

  • Crane at Takitimu Drive, Tauranga
    Submissions close 21 Feb 2024

Part 77 determinations

  • Crane at 23 Vin try Drive, Huapai - hazard
  • Meteorological mast at Lagoon Road, Kaharoa, Rotorua - no hazard
  • 2 Crawler Cranes operating at Whatukooruru Drive - hazard
  • Crane at 4-6 Maunsell Road, Parnell - no hazard
  • Crane at GOE Te Ngae Road, Rotorua - hazard
  • Coastal Mast at Lot 2 Handley Road, Whanganui Position 39 52 20.06 S 174 52 01.43 E - hazard
  • Inland Mast at Lot 3 Handley Road, Whanganui - 39 51 28.96S 174 50 15.49E - hazard
24 Jan 2024

2024 airspace reviews

Request to Extend Danger Area - NZD 720 - airspace user consultation

24 Jan 2024

Vector Online: Skill, courtesy and sound decisions

24 Jan 2024

Bird incident report 2023 Q4

23 Jan 2024

AC92-2, Revision 3, Carriage of dangerous goods

This AC has been updated and is available at the link above. The purpose of Revision 3 is to update material based on the ICAO Technical Instructions (TIs). The main changes are:

  • In Appendix A, updating the UN Number and PSN for most of the items
  • In Appendix A, making minor changes to 1080, Diesel/Kerosene/ Jet Fuel sections, and adds new section, Diesel
  • Updating Appendix C, Aircraft Emergency Response Drills, to align with the ICAO DOC 9481 2023-24 edition, replacing the table in full, and
  • Updating some of the items in Table 7.1, Carriage of DG by Passengers and Crew, replacing the table in full.

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

AC92-2, Revision 3, Carriage of dangerous goods - marked up [PDF 1.5 MB]

23 Jan 2024

Aircraft register - updated

19 Jan 2024

AC61-19, Revision 15, Pilot licences and ratings - Flight Examiner Ratings

This AC has been updated and is available for consultation. Revision 15 is a substantive change which:

  • updates the section, Flight Examiner Rating Requirements
  • replaces content of Appendix I, Examiner Theory Course Syllabus
  • adds a new Appendix II, Practical Training, and
  • makes minor changes to align with current AC style.

Comments close Monday 20 February 2024.

18 Jan 2024

Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 24-01 - effective 18 January 2024

17 Jan 2024

Airspace reviews 2024 - proposed danger area - Maari Platform – airspace user consultation

17 Jan 2024

Vector Online: What makes a great aerodrome culture?

15 Jan 2024

Aircraft register - updated

12 Jan 2024

Part 77 proposal

Wind Mast at 194 Jacobs Road, Pepepe
Submissions close 07 Feb 2024

12 Jan 2024

Physical addresses of regulated air cargo agents (v150) – updated 12 Jan 2024

11 Jan 2024

Part 77 proposal

Efflux Discharging Structure at 95-111 Orchard Road, Christchurch
Submissions close 08 Feb 2024

10 Jan 2024

Part 77 proposal

Pylon Replacement at Khandallah-Takapu Road A, Wellington
Submissions close 07 Feb 2024

09 Jan 2024

EASA Emergency AD 2024-0007-E Cabri G2 helicopters - Pilot and Copilot Cyclic Stick Base Inspection

08 Jan 2024

2023 Part 146 Design Delegation Holders seminar

The 2023 Design Delegation Holders Seminar on 02 November 2023 at Grand Hall, Parliament, Wellington was attended by over 65 participants from industry, RNZAF and CAA staff members.

08 Jan 2024

Vector Magazine: Summer 2024

08 Jan 2024

Aircraft register - updated

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