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April 2021

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. Have your say in this online survey(external link) (closes Fri 23 April),or register your interest to join an online focus group next week.

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

March 2021

31 Mar 2021

Proposed general aviation areas revision - Waikato Region - consultation - submissions close 28 April 2021

29 Mar 2021

FAA SAIB AIR-21-05R1 - Engine Exhaust; Inlet check valves on turbochargers used in the Tornado Alley Turbo, Inc. turbonormalizing systems - issued 29 Mar 2021

29 Mar 2021

Part 157 proposal for construction of a Heliport - 343 Kereru Road, RD1, Hastings - submissions close 30 April 2021

29 Mar 2021

Aircraft register - updated

25 Mar 2021

Airworthiness Directives Schedule Amendment Nr 21-03 - effective 25 Mar 2021

24 Mar 2021

Part 77 navigable airspace determinations:
Crane at Prince of Wales Park, Mount Cook, Wellington
Crane at University of Auckland

24 Mar 2021

Part 157 Heliport conditional determination: Southland Helicopters Limited, 516 Collinson Road, Tussock Creek, Invercargill

23 Mar 2021

Planned website outage: Tuesday 23 Mar 2021 from 8:00pm to 8:10pm
This outage is due to scheduled maintenance on the website.

22 Mar 2021

Situational awareness guidance published (see 'Human performance and limitations')

22 Mar 2021

CASA AWB 02-011 Issue 2 - Basic guidance - Timber, plywood and adhesives for use on aircraft of timber construction, or which contain major components made from timber, such as wing spars - issued 19 Mar 2021

22 Mar 2021

EASA SIB 2021-05 - AS 350 B2 and AS 350 B3 helicopters, all S/N – Fuel Shut-off Lever Modification SB AS350-76.00.24 dated 11 December 2020 - issued 19 Mar 2021

22 Mar 2021

Aircraft register - updated

19 Mar 2021

Part 77 proposal for crane at 53 Te Kakau Place, Mt Maunganui - submissions close 16 April 2021

19 Mar 2021

Navigable airspace determination: Crane at 179 Collingwood Street, Hamilton

19 Mar 2021

20/EXE/55 Exemption from the Requirement in Civil Aviation Rule 92.205 - (Amendment #2)

18 Mar 2021

Draft advisory circulars open for comment:
AC175-1 (draft) Revision 3 – Aeronautical Information Service Organisations - comments close 15 Apr 2021
AC21-7 (draft) Revision 0 – Product Certification – Type Certificates - comments close 13 May 2021

18 Mar 2021

FAA SAIB AIR-21-05 - Cirrus 22 Engine Exhaust; Inlet check valves on Tornado Alley Turbochargers - issued 17 Mar 2021

17 Mar 2021

Notice of revocation of exemptions 18/EXE/13 and 18/EXE/18

17 Mar 2021

List of Part 109 regulated air cargo agents (version 130) - updated 17 Mar 2021

17 Mar 2021

Continuing Airworthiness Notice – 27-019 - Guimbal Cabri G2 Main Rotor Pitch Link Assembly Cracking - effective 17 Mar 2021

17 Mar 2021

SAFO 21002 - Fraudulent or intentionally false reproduction and/or alteration of a genuine certificate of flammability test - issued 9 Mar 2021

17 Mar 2021

Continuing Airworthiness Notice – 02-002 Rev 1 - Manufacture of aircraft parts during maintenance - effective 17 Mar 2021

15 Mar 2021

New form: 24077-01D - Notice of proposal to discharge efflux

15 Mar 2021

Part 77 proposal for crane at 170 Wakefield Street, Wellington - submissions close 13 April 2021

15 Mar 2021

Draft advisory circular open for comment: AC43-1 (draft) Revision 5 – Aircraft Maintenance
Comments close 10 May 2021

15 Mar 2021

Aircraft register - updated

12 Mar 2021

COVID-19 update: Alert Level 1: COVID-19 Guidance for Transport Operators - 12 Mar 2021

12 Mar 2021

19/EXE/49 Exemption from the Requirement in Civil Aviation Rule 125.361 (d)(7) - (Amendment #1)

12 Mar 2021

CASA AWB 01-033 Issue 1 - DH82 Series Tiger Moth - Unapproved Joint H Structural Bolts - issued 11 Mar 2021

12 Mar 2021

Draft advisory circular open for comment: AC91-9 (draft) Revision 14 – Radiotelephony Manual
Comments close 23 Apr 2021 (extended date)

12 Mar 2021

Navigable airspace determination: Crane at 61 Fred Taylor Drive, Massey, Auckland

09 Mar 2021

Part 77 proposal for a crane at 29-31 Highgate Parkway, Silverdale, Auckland - submissions close 5 April 2021

08 Mar 2021

Part 157 Heliport conditional determinations:
Northport Heliport - 21 Ralph Trimmer Drive, Marsden Point
51 Ross Road, Herbert, Oamaru

08 Mar 2021

Navigable airspace determinations:
Crane at 26 Setters Line, Palmerston North
Crane at 15 Customhouse Quay, Wellington
Crane at 15 Brook Street, Milford, Auckland

08 Mar 2021

COVID-19 update: Alert Levels 1 and 2: COVID-19 Guidance for Transport Operators - 06 Mar 2021

08 Mar 2021

EASA SIB 2018-04R2 - Environmental Assisted Cracking (EAC) in certain Aluminium Alloys - issued 04 Mar 2021

08 Mar 2021

Aircraft register - updated

05 Mar 2021

Media release: New medical standard to make flying more accessible

05 Mar 2021

Emergency Transport Canada AD CF-2021-05R2 - effective 04 March 2021

05 Mar 2021

Vector magazine - Autumn 2021 issue out now

04 Mar 2021

COVID-19 update: Alert Levels 2 and 3: COVID-19 Guidance for Transport Operators - 04 Mar 2021

04 Mar 2021

COVID-19 update: Stand-down period after COVID-19 vaccination

03 Mar 2021

Inspection Authorisation (IA) certificate initial courses in 2021
13 Apr 2021 - 15 Apr 2021 - Wellington - COURSE FULL
12 Oct 2021 - 14 Oct 2021 - Wellington - spaces available

03 Mar 2021

Part 77 proposal for a crane at Fonterra Edendale North Road, Edendale - submissions close 31 Mar 2021

02 Mar 2021

COVID-19 update: Physical distancing on aircraft operating into, out of, or within Auckland

02 Mar 2021

Part 77 proposal for a crane at 49-54 Rotoiti Lane, Belfast, Christchurch - submissions close 30 Mar 2021

02 Mar 2021

Navigable airspace determination: crane at 76 Setters Line, Palmerston North

02 Mar 2021

AC21-12 (Revision 0) – Airworthiness Certificates – Special Category – Light Sport Aircraft
This is the first issue of this advisory circular.

02 Mar 2021

Airworthiness Directives Schedule Amendment Nr 21-02 - effective 25 Feb 2021 - updated file format

02 Mar 2021

Part 77 proposals for cranes in Hobsonville Point, Auckland:
Crane at 2 Launch Road, Hobsonville Point, Auckland - submissions close 30 Mar 2021
Crane at 45 Hudson Bay Road, Hobsonville Point, Auckland - submissions close 30 Mar 2021

01 Mar 2021

Emergency Transport Canada AD CF-2021-05R1 - effective 01 March 2021

01 Mar 2021

Aircraft register - updated

February 2021

28 Feb 2021

Alert Level 2 and 3: COVID-19 Guidance for Transport Operators

26 Feb 2021

Media release: CAA supports global ungrounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft

25 Feb 2021

Airworthiness Directives Schedule Amendment Nr 21-02 - effective 25 Feb 2021

25 Feb 2021

FAA SAIB CE-15-13 Cessna 120 and 140 Aircraft - Seat Belt Mounting Bracket - issued 15 Apr 2015

25 Feb 2021

Navigable airspace determinations:
Crane at 92 Hawthornden, Tikitere, Rotorua 
Crane at 9 Wynyard Street, Auckland

25 Feb 2021

Emergency EASA AD 2021-0052 GE AVIATION CZECH M601 engines - effective 03 March 2021

24 Feb 2021

Type Acceptance Report: Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535 Series - Revision 1

24 Feb 2021

Bird incident rate report - Oct to Dec 2020

24 Feb 2021

Media release: CAA prevents Boeing 777 PW4000 from flying in NZ skies

23 Feb 2021

Alert Level 1: COVID-19 Guidance for Transport Operators

22 Feb 2021

Part 77 proposal for crane at Prince of Wales Park, Mt Cook, Wellington - submissions close 22 March 2021

22 Feb 2021

Navigable airspace determinations:
Crane at 2 Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch
Crane at 47 Vivian Street, Wellington

22 Feb 2021

Emergency airworthiness directive: Transport Canada AD CF-2021-05 - effective 23 Feb 2021

22 Feb 2021

Aircraft register - updated

19 Feb 2021

Media release: Conviction over New Zealand’s first mid-air collision between drone and paraglider

19 Feb 2021

EASA Certification information 2021-05: Decision to revoke Air Plus Maintenance GmbH ETSOAs

18 Feb 2021

Alert Levels 1 and 2: COVID-19 Guidance for Transport Operators

17 Feb 2021

COVID-19 Alert Level changes - 17 Feb 2021

17 Feb 2021

Part 77 proposal for crane at the University of Auckland - submissions close 17 March 2021

16 Feb 2021

Online payments for licensing - now available

16 Feb 2021

CASA AWB 14-003 Issue 2 Standard Practices - Hazard - Chloride Based Materials and Stainless Steel or Titanium Based Components - All turbine and piston aircraft engines and aircraft components, including flight control terminals made from stainless steel - issued 12 Feb 2021

16 Feb 2021

Planned website outage: Tuesday 16 Feb 2021 from 8:00pm to 8:10pm
This outage is due to scheduled maintenance on the website.

15 Feb 2021

Updated guidance for crew: Managing human performance risks during COVID-19-impacted conditions

15 Feb 2021

Vector online: Keeping low-use radial engines safe and serviceable

15 Feb 2021

Part 77 navigable airspace determinations in Auckland:

Crane at 30 Waimarie Street & 37 Glover Road, St Heliers, Auckland
Crane at 32 Anzac Road, Browns Bay, Auckland

15 Feb 2021

CASA AWB 27-021 Issue 1 Jabiru Aircraft Control Surface Hinges and Aileron Control Tube - Inspections - issued 10 Feb 2021

15 Feb 2021

Alert Levels 2 and 3: COVID-19 Guidance for Transport Operators

15 Feb 2021

Type Acceptance Report: IAE PW1100G-JW and PW1400G-JM – Revision 1

15 Feb 2021

Aircraft register - updated

14 Feb 2021

COVID-19 Alert Level changes - 14 Feb 2021

12 Feb 2021

Media release: Pacific Aerospace aircraft can keep flying despite financial distress

12 Feb 2021

Revised PA-28 and PA-32 AD schedules - providing clarity regarding FAA AD 2020-26-16

11 Feb 2021

Continuing airworthiness notice: 00-002 - Pacific Aerospace Ltd – Status of Type Certificates - issued 11 Feb 2021

10 Feb 2021

Part 77 proposal for crane at 179 Collingwood Street, Hamilton - submissions close 10 March 2021

09 Feb 2021

Vector online: Performance checking of supercharged radial engines

09 Feb 2021

Online payments for licensing

From 11:00am on 15 February 2021 online payment will be available for Part 61, 65 and 66 licence applications and amendments. 

Please note: This is for payment only. Applications will still need to be emailed or posted, with reference made to the receipt number that you’ll be issued on completion of successful payment.

Please follow the instructions in the online payment portal. We suggest that you fill out the licence application first, then ensure your payment selections align with what you are entitled to, and are applying for.

09 Feb 2021

AC91-24 (Revision 1) Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) System

09 Feb 2021

21/EXE/65 Exemption from the requirement in Civil Aviation Rule 91.255(a)

09 Feb 2021

Aircraft register - updated

05 Feb 2021

Rule amendment consolidations in effect on 08 Feb 2021:
Part 1
Part 91
Part 101
Part 172

(Note that these consolidations have been published as Monday is a public holiday)

05 Feb 2021

Part 77 navigable airspace determinations:

Crane at Fonterra, 84 Whareroa Road, Hawera
Crane at 110 Kitchener Road, Milford, Auckland 

05 Feb 2021

UK CAA Safety Notice 2021/005 Lockable Gascolator Drain Valves on General Aviation Aircraft - issued 4 Feb 2021

03 Feb 2021

Part 77 proposals for cranes in Wellington and Palmerston North:

15 Customhouse Quay, Wellington - submissions close 3 Mar 2021
76 Setters Line, Palmerston North - submissions close 3 Mar 2021

02 Feb 2021

CASA airworthiness bulletin AWB 24-002 Issue 2 - Aircraft alternators and starter/generators as installed on small helicopters and aeroplanes - issued 01 Feb 2021

01 Feb 2021

Part 77 determination for cranes at North Shore Hospital, Takapuna

01 Feb 2021

Emergency airworthiness directive: EASA AD 2021-0042 Hot Air Balloons - effective 12 Feb 2021

01 Feb 2021

Aircraft register - updated

 

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