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June 2021

17 Jun 2021

Type Acceptance Report - TAR 18/21B/7 – Revision 3 - Leonardo Helicopters AW169

16 Jun 2021

AC91-9 & 172-1 Revision 14 - Radiotelephony Manual

A new revision of AC91-9 & 172-1 Radiotelephony Manual has been released. This is Revision 14 of this AC. This AC describes an acceptable means of compliance with standard radiotelephony phraseology for use by pilots and air traffic services (ATS) and incorporates examples and guidance for managing ground vehicles. It is based on the following ICAO documents:

  • ICAO Annex 10 Aeronautical Telecommunications Volume II (Communication Procedures including those with PANS status)
  • ICAO Doc 4444 Procedures for Air Navigation Services – Air Traffic Management
  • ICAO Doc 9432 Manual of Radiotelephony contains examples, based on the above documents, which are intended to be representative of radio telephony in common use.

During the consultation process, there were some very detailed submissions, as befits one of the more detailed ACs. CAA is grateful to the participants and organisations who took the time to provide constructive feedback.

15 Jun 2021

Bird incident rate report - Q1 2021

14 Jun 2021

2021 Annual registration fee and participation levy notice [PDF 508 KB]

14 Jun 2021

Part 66 roadshow - North Island dates added

14 Jun 2021

Aircraft register - updated

11 Jun 2021

CASA AWB 85-025 Issue 4 - Robinson R22/R44 engine intake valve and valve seat distress - issued 10 Jun 2021

11 Jun 2021

CASA AWB 85-023 Issue 3 - Piston engine spark plug insulator cracking - issued 10 Jun 2021

09 Jun 2021

Part 77 proposal for wind turbines at Kapuni Wind Farm - submissions close 08 July 2021

09 Jun 2021

Part 77 proposal for crane at Auckland University - submissions close 08 July 2021

08 Jun 2021

Rule projects in progress - updated

07 Jun 2021

Aircraft register - updated

04 Jun 2021

Navigable airspace determination: Cranes at Port of Tauranga

04 Jun 2021

Draft advisory circular open for comment: AC61-10 (draft) Revision 11 – Pilot Licence and Ratings – Type Ratings
Submissions close 18 June 2021

01 Jun 2021

David Harrison appointed Deputy Chief Executive Aviation Safety

01 Jun 2021

CAA lays charges over unapproved adventure flights

01 Jun 2021

19/EXE/16 Exemption from the Requirements in Civil Aviation Rule 115.153(c) (Amendment #1)

May 2021

31 May 2021

Mountain flying (May 2021 revision) - out now!

31 May 2021

Latest issue of Vector (Winter 2021) - out now!

31 May 2021

Part 77 proposal for crane at 61 Market Street and Golden Elm Lane, Frankton, Queenstown - submissions close 29 June 2021

31 May 2021

Draft advisory circular open for comment: AC171-1 (draft) Revision 2 – Aeronautical Telecommunication Services - Operation and Certification
Comments close 28 June 2021

31 May 2021

New Flight Instructor Code of Conduct approved

31 May 2021

Aircraft register - updated

27 May 2021

Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 21-05 - effective 27 May 2021

26 May 2021

Part 157 proposals:
Alteration of a heliport at Mechanics Bay, Auckland - submissions close 24 June 2021
Construction of a heliport at Maxwell Base - submissions close 22 June 2021
Relocate and construct Taharoa Ironsands Heliport near Kawhaia - submissions close 28 June 2021

25 May 2021

Vector online: Too Much Noise in the CFZ, Too Little in the MBZ

25 May 2021

Draft advisory circular open for comment: AC121-1 (draft) Revision 1 – Extended Diversion Time Operations and Polar Area Operations
Comments close 20 July 2021

25 May 2021

Part 109 Regulated Air Cargo Agents - List of physical addresses - Version 131

24 May 2021

Sector Safety Update: Agricultural aviation - May 2021

24 May 2021

Aircraft register - updated

21 May 2021

Emergency EASA AD 2021-0126 - AB212 helicopters - effective 24 May 2021

20 May 2021

AC43-1 Revision 5 - Aircraft Maintenance

A new revision of this AC has been released. This AC provides methods acceptable to the Director for showing compliance with the general maintenance rules set out in Civil Rule Parts 43 and 91 Subpart G. Revision 5 incorporates Part 43 amendments since May 2009. Because this AC was last updated in 2009, it has been largely updated.

During the public consultation process, there were some very useful submissions on the new revision, so CAA would like to thank participants who took the time to provide constructive comments and suggestions.

20 May 2021

Part 77 proposals:
Crane at 69 Mclaughlins Road, Manukau - submissions close 17 June 2021
Wind turbines at Mt Cass Wind Farm, Canterbury - submissions close 17 June 2021

19 May 2021

Part 77 proposal for crane at 59 Dee Street, Invercargill - submissions close 15 June 2021

18 May 2021

Continuing Airworthiness Notice – 27-020: Flap Support and Roller Bearing Inspection - Cessna 150, 152, 170, 172, 180, 182, 185, 188, 206, 207 and 210 aircraft series - effective 18 May 2021

17 May 2021

Navigable airspace determination: Crane at 280 Cumberland Street, Dunedin

17 May 2021

Aircraft register - updated

14 May 2021

AC21-7 Revision 0 – Product Certification – Type Certificates

This new AC relates specifically to Civil Aviation Rule Part 21 Subpart B – Type Certificates and Type Acceptance Certificates, and Subpart D – Changes to Type Certificates and Type Acceptance Certificates. The material reflects international best practice and is intended to assist organisations and persons in gaining certification for aircraft types to be operated in New Zealand. This is the initial release of this AC. It removes information regarding type certification from AC21-1 and consolidates it in this AC.

13 May 2021

Part 77 proposal for crane at 32 Lane St, Wallaceville, Upper Hutt - submissions close 11 June 2021

11 May 2021

AC12-1 (Revision 5) – Mandatory Occurrence Notification and Information

This AC relates specifically to Rule Part 12 Subpart B, and provides information and guidance on the submission of occurrence notification and information required under Rule Part 12 – Accidents, Incidents, and Statistics. This AC should be read in conjunction with AC12-2, Incident Investigation, where an investigation report is required.

Revision 5 of this AC updates contact details and guidance on reporting requirements, covering PBN-related incidents and accidents and reinforcing the definition of “aircraft” covered by this guidance.

10 May 2021

Transport Canada CASA 2021-03 Honeywell Primus Epic integrated avionics system transponders - effective 03 May 2021

10 May 2021

Emergency EASA AD 2021-0125-E GE AVIATION CZECH - M601 engines - effective 11 May 2021

10 May 2021

Emergency EASA AD 2021-123-E Airbus AS 350 helicopters - effective 11 May 2021

10 May 2021

Aircraft register - updated

07 May 2021

CAA welcomes retention of Milford Sound safety information service

06 May 2021

Continuing Airworthiness Notice – 27-019 Revision 1: Guimbal Cabri G2 Main Rotor Pitch Link Assemblies Cracking - effective 06 May 2021

06 May 2021

New safety education workshop dates added in Hamilton and Queenstown - Register now!

04 May 2021

Continuing Airworthiness Notice – 73-005 - Avstar RSA-10AD1 Fuel Control Units (FCU) - effective 04 May 2021

04 May 2021

Continuing Airworthiness Notice – 00-002 Rev 1 - Pacific Aerospace Limited – Status of Type Certificates - effective 03 May 2021

03 May 2021

Continuing Airworthiness Notice – 14-003 - Self-locking nuts P/N MS21042L3 (standard aircraft hardware) - effective 03 May 2021

03 May 2021

Aircraft register - updated

April 2021

29 Apr 2021

Airworthiness Directive Schedule Amendment Nr 21-04 - effective 29 Apr 2021

28 Apr 2021

AC175-1 Revision 3 Aeronautical Information Service Organisations – Certification
Revision 3 of this AC has been published on the CAA website here. This AC relates specifically to CAR Part 175 - Aeronautical Information Services Organisations—Subpart B – Certification requirements. Revision 3 makes stylistic changes and updates information in Appendix 3 of this AC to better reflect Civil Aviation Rule Part 175 and ICAO Annex 15 requirements. Thanks to all participants who provided feedback on the draft.

28 Apr 2021

AC139-12, Aerodromes—Certification, Operation and Use - UNICOM and AWIB Services has been updated. This is Revision 1 of this AC. It updates out-of-date links at section GM 139.357–AIS notification of service and other places, and deletes sections relating to revoked parts of Rule 139. Thanks to participants who provided feedback.

23 Apr 2021

Advisory Circular AC61-13 Pilot licences and ratings - Glider tow ratings
Revision 3 incorporates a minor update regarding information for contacting Gliding New Zealand.

22 Apr 2021

CAA releases report into fatal Mt Cheeseman paragliding crash

21 Apr 2021

Update on the CAA's fixed-wing flight training safety strategy

20 Apr 2021

Part 77 proposal for crane at Port of Tauranga - submissions close 19 May 2021

20 Apr 2021

Proposed Ardmore CFZ extension and establishment of new Mercer CFZ - submissions close 07 May 2021

20 Apr 2021

UK SN-2021/005 Version 2: Lockable Gascolator Drain Valves on General Aviation Aircraft - issued 19 Apr 2021

20 Apr 2021

EASA SIB 2021-07 Bird Strike Risk Mitigation in Rotorcraft Operations - issued 19 Apr 2021

19 Apr 2021

Aircraft register - updated

16 Apr 2021

Clarification on IFR currency requirements in Rule Part 61

16 Apr 2021

Part 77 proposal for crane at 280 Cumberland Street, Dunedin - submissions close 14 May 2021

15 Apr 2021

Vector online: Hands off the accident scene

15 Apr 2021

Fuel management GAP booklet - new revision (April 2021)

This booklet examines the reasons behind the preventable issues of fuel starvation and exhaustion, and contains practical advice to make you more skilled in managing fuels.

Order your copy by emailing publications@caa.govt.nz

14 Apr 2021

We're reviewing the CAA's website usability. This survey is now closed. 

14 Apr 2021

Navigable airspace determination: Crane at 170 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington

13 Apr 2021

List of technical data accepted by the Director under the provisions of CAR 21.503(a) - Rev 21 - effective 13 Apr 2021

13 Apr 2021

Draft advisory circular open for comment: AC139-12 (draft) Revision 1 - Aerodromes—Certification, Operation and Use - UNICOM and AWIB Services
Comments close 27 April 2021

12 Apr 2021

Rule amendment consolidation in effect as of 05 Apr 2021: Part 61 Pilot Licences and Ratings – Amendment 17

12 Apr 2021

Emergency EASA AD 2021-0098 Flight Controls / Stabilizers – Aileron, Elevator and Rudder Hinge Bolt Installations – Inspection / Modification - effective 23 April 2021
This AD is applicable to Pilatus PC-6 aeroplanes, all models and S/N.

12 Apr 2021

Aircraft register - updated

09 Apr 2021

CAA weather card - revised March 2021
The latest version of the CAA weather card is now available, incorporating minor edits including updated issue times for TAFs. Order yours by emailing publications@caa.govt.nz.

09 Apr 2021

Navigable airspace determinations:
Crane at 29-31 Highgate Parkway, Silverdale, Auckland
Crane at Fonterra Edendale, North Road, Edendale

08 Apr 2021

Information for pilots about recent changes to PPL medical certification

08 Apr 2021

Part 66 roadshow - South Island dates added

08 Apr 2021

Draft advisory circulars open for comment:
AC61-13 (draft) Revision 3 – Pilot Licences and Ratings – Glider Tow Rating - comments close 22 Apr 2021
AC12-1 (draft) Revision 1 – Mandatory Occurrence Notification and Information - comments close 10 May 2021

08 Apr 2021

Navigable airspace determination: Crane at 49-54 Rotoiti Lane, Belfast, Christchurch

08 Apr 2021

Avsec news: Travellers to benefit from new sterile trays at airports

08 Apr 2021

Planned website outage: Thursday 08 Apr 2021 from 8:00pm to 8:10pm
This outage is due to scheduled maintenance on the website.

06 Apr 2021

FAA SAIB AIR-21-07 - WING SPAR, Verification of Correct Washers used with Wing Spar Attach Bolts - Piper Aircraft Inc. - issued 30 Mar 2021

06 Apr 2021

Navigable airspace determinations:
Crane at 2 Launch Road, Hobsonville Point, Auckland
Crane at 45 Hudson Bay Road, Hobsonville Point, Auckland

06 Apr 2021

Aircraft register - updated

01 Apr 2021

Part 157 notice of Heliports in Te Anau:
79 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau - submissions close 23 April 2021
Sandy Brown Road, Te Anau - submissions close 23 April 2021

 

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