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August 2021

02 Aug 2021

Rule projects in progress - updated

02 Aug 2021

Part 77 determination: crane at Te Kakau Place, Mount Maunganui

02 Aug 2021

Aircraft register - updated

July 2021

30 Jul 2021

Advisory circular redrafted and ready for consultation: AC66-2.32 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence— Certificate of Inspection Authorisation (Subject 025)
Submissions close 30 August 2021.

29 Jul 2021

Airworthiness Directives Schedule Amendment Nr 21-07 - effective 29 Jun 2021

27 Jul 2021

Emergency FAA AD 2021-14-12 - Grumman AA-1 and AA-5 Series - effective 27 July 2021

27 Jul 2021

Part 77 proposal for crane at 1600 Napier Road, Palmerston North - submissions close 24 August 2021

27 Jul 2021

Emergency FAA AD 2021-15-14 - Bell UH-1 series helicopters - effective 30 August 2021

26 Jul 2021

18/EXE/21 Exemption from the Requirement in Civil Aviation Rule 61.35(a)(1)(ii)

26 Jul 2021

Part 77 determination: crane at 153-155 Clarke Road, Hobsonville

26 Jul 2021

Aircraft register - updated

23 Jul 2021

FAA SAIB AIR-21-11 - Robinson R66, R44 and R44 II helicopters fitted with hydraulic servos P/N D212-1, D212-5 and D212-6 manufactured before April 2014 - issued 22 Jul 2021

23 Jul 2021

CASA AWB 52-005 Issue 1 - All Beech B300 aircraft - Passenger Door Latch Pins Cracking - issued 22 Jul 2021

21 Jul 2021

Asteron Centre update
Staff in Wellington will work from home until at least Wednesday 18 August 2021. Services are available by phone and email.

20 Jul 2021

New form released: CAA700 Application for Delegation of the Director [PDF 86 KB]

19 Jul 2021

Aircraft register - updated

16 Jul 2021

Asteron Centre update
Staff in Wellington will work from home until at least Thursday 22 July 2021. Services are available by phone and email.

16 Jul 2021

Revised form: 24066-03 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer – Maintenance Approval (Revision 9) [PDF 294 KB]

15 Jul 2021

New form released: 24061-31 Application for accreditation of a new or modified GA synthetic training device (STD) for approved uses [PDF 229 KB]

15 Jul 2021

CASA AWB 57-018 Issue 1 - All Cessna 404 and 441 series aircraft - Inspection of Bonded Wing Spar Webs - issued 14 July 2021

15 Jul 2021

CASA AWB 31-009 Issue 2 - Century Flight Systems Inc. Horizontal Situation Indicators (HSI) model number NSD360 - Premature timing belt failure - issued 14 July 2021

15 Jul 2021

Asteron Centre Wellington staff will work from home Thu 15 and Fri 16 July while a seismic assessment is made. Services are available by phone and email.

13 Jul 2021

Part 77 proposal for crane at Sky City, Auckland - submissions close 06 August 2021

12 Jul 2021

Part 66 maintenance approval oral examination syllabus
Template updated to aid the creation of a training syllabus for maintenance approval applications

12 Jul 2021

Emergency FAA AD 2021-15-52 Various Restricted Category Helicopter - effective 12 Jul 2021

12 Jul 2021

Aircraft register - updated

09 Jul 2021

FAA AD Suspected Unapproved Parts Notification (UPN) 2021-20201020010 Single Engine Service Kits manufactured by Robair Repair LLC in the USA, and applicable to Cessna aircraft models listed in FAA AD 2020-18-01 - effective 29 June 2021

09 Jul 2021

Part 77 proposals for cranes:
25 Steadman Road, Broomfield, Christchurch - submissions close 04 August 2021
537-541 Parnell Road, Auckland - submissions close 06 August 2021

09 Jul 2021

UK CAA Safety Notice 2021/15 Engine Valve Springs - Rolls Royce and Packard Merlin (All Marks) - effective 08 Jul 2021

09 Jul 2021

CAA agrees that air traffic control services are required for Invercargill

The Civil Aviation Authority has reviewed Invercargill Airport Limited’s assessment that air traffic control services should remain at the airport in the interests of aviation safety.

CAA Aeronautical Services Manager Sean Rogers says after a thorough, independent review of the aeronautical study submitted by the airport company, the CAA agrees with the study’s conclusions.

09 Jul 2021

Emergency EASA AD 2021-0165-E Main rotor system - Agusta Bell AB204B, AB205A-1 and AB212 helicopters - effective 09 Jul 2021

08 Jul 2021

AC171-1, Revision 2 - Aeronautical telecommunication services - operation and certification

A new revision of AC171-1, Aeronautical Telecommunication Services—Operation and Certification has been drafted. This is Revision 2 of this AC. This AC relates to Civil Aviation Rule Part 171.

Revision 2 is the first revision since November 2009. It reflects changes to ICAO Annex 10, now in 6 volumes, provides information on new facility types and includes reference to Safety Management Systems (SMS). It also adds sections on surveillance, Multilateration (MLAT) and ADS-B systems.

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

08 Jul 2021

Emergency FAA AD 2021-15-51 Bell 204B, 205A, 205A-1, 205B and 212 helicopters - effective 08 Jul 2021

05 Jul 2021

Aircraft register - updated

02 Jul 2021

EASA SIB 2021-14 Hand-operated Fire Extinguishers – Removal from Service - effective 01 Jul 2021

01 Jul 2021

Advisory circular redrafted and ready for consultation: AC91-20 Revision 1 - Guidelines for the Approval and Use of Electronic Flight Bag Devices
Submissions close 9 August 2021.

01 Jul 2021

Statement of Intent 2021-2026 [PDF 1.2 MB]

01 Jul 2021

Statement of performance expectations 2021-2022 [PDF 1.7 MB]

June 2021

30 Jun 2021

Aviation safety summary 2020 Q4

30 Jun 2021

FAA SAIB AIR-21-10 - Piper Wing, Attach Fittings - issued 29 Jun 2021

30 Jun 2021

Part 157 Heliport conditional determinations:
Southern Lakes Helicopters Limited, 52 Sandy Brown Road, Te Anau
Southern Lakes Helicopters Limited, Lake Te Anau Lakefront

30 Jun 2021

CASA AWB 85-026 Issue 1 - All Lycoming Reciprocating Engines – Valve Failure Checks - issued 29 June 2021

29 Jun 2021

Update on amended Part 61 Private Licences and Ratings

29 Jun 2021

Alert Level 1: COVID-19 Guidance for Transport Operators - 29 June 2021 [PDF 365 KB]
The government has announced that at 11.59pm on 29 June 2021, Wellington will move to Alert Level 1, and the rest of New Zealand will remain at Alert Level 1.

28 Jun 2021

Navigable airspace determination: Crane at 69 McLaughlins Road, Manukau

28 Jun 2021

Aircraft register - updated

25 Jun 2021

Part 77 navigable airspace determination: Crane at 59 Dee Street, Invercargill

25 Jun 2021

Continuing Airworthiness Notice – 14-004 - Self-locking Fasteners used on Robinson Helicopters - effective 25 June 2021

25 Jun 2021

Part 77 proposal for crane at 37 Westpoint Drive, Hobsonville - submissions close 23 July 2021

25 Jun 2021

Part 157 proposal for construction of a heliport - Georges Road, Amberley, 43 04 16.64S 172 42 31.24E
Submissions close 23 July 2021

24 Jun 2021

Airworthiness Directives Schedule Amendment Nr 21-06 - effective 24 Jun 2021

24 Jun 2021

Approval for 737 MAX aircraft to return to New Zealand skies

Following a comprehensive safety review the Civil Aviation Authority has now granted Fiji Airways approval to resume flights to New Zealand using Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

24 Jun 2021

Notice of Requirement NTC 91.258 - Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) systems - Revision 3 (Final draft)
Submissions close 16 July 2021

24 Jun 2021

Alert Levels 1 and 2: COVID-19 Guidance for Transport Operators - 23 June 2021 [PDF 867 KB]
With the change in alert levels for Wellington region, the Ministry of Transport has issued an updated Guidance for Transport Operators for Alert Levels 1 and 2. 

24 Jun 2021

CASA AWB 63-004 Issue 2 - All UH-1 and Bell 407 helicopters fitted with a Kamatics Corporation KAflex drive shaft - issued 23 Jun 2021

23 Jun 2021

COVID-19: Wellington region Alert Level change - 23 Jun 2021

22 Jun 2021

VFR MET - New revision (June 2021) out now!

22 Jun 2021

Emergency EASA AD 2021-0144 Leonardo A109 helicopters - effective 01 July 2021

22 Jun 2021

CASA AWB 63-010 Issue 1 - Robinson Helicopter Drive Train Failure - issued 21 Jun 2021

21 Jun 2021

AC61-10 Revision 11 - Pilot licences and ratings - Type ratings

A new revision of AC61-10 Revision 11 - Pilot licences and ratings - Type ratings has been released. This is Revision 11 of this AC. This AC relates to Civil Aviation Rule Part 61 Subpart B – Aircraft Type Ratings.

Revision 11 makes minor updates to sections of Appendices III, IV and V covering the training syllabus for aeroplanes. This ensures that training requirements for fixed wing aircraft align with helicopter training requirements. It also includes Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT).

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

21 Jun 2021

Former pilot convicted over 2010 tourist flight with severely damaged propeller

The Civil Aviation Authority is welcoming the conviction of a former commercial pilot who flew from Milford Sound to Queenstown with six tourists onboard despite knowing the aircraft’s propeller was severely damaged.

21 Jun 2021

Navigable airspace determination: Cranes at Port of Tauranga

17 Jun 2021

Type Acceptance Report - TAR 18/21B/7 – Revision 3 - Leonardo Helicopters AW169 [PDF 1.4 MB]

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

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)

 

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