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December 2021

02 Dec 2021

CAA statement - Occurrence 20/3747: Fatal accident, Taylor Monoplane U/L, ZK-DKQ, Pukaki, 25 July 2020

02 Dec 2021

AC91-21, Revision 1, Operational Approvals — Performance-Based Navigation

This AC has been revised, following the publication of Part 91, Amendment 34 and extensive consultation with industry. Revision 1 updates the AC completely to align with the PBN regulatory framework, by:

  • updating the rule references
  • including related CAA Notices
  • adding a new Appendix I, Contingency Procedures in the Event of loss of Primary Means of Navigation (PMoN)
  • renumbering all subsequent appendices as a result (with Appendix I in the last Revision now being Appendix II, and so on)
  • providing clarification and simplification of the PBN operation application and approval process, with reference to rules 91.261 and 91.263, and the new 91.519, due to come into force on 1 December 2021
  • moving detailed technical and operational content to the Appendices, and
  • including all RNP capabilities covered in the ICAO PBN Manual (DOC 9613 fourth edition).

It also introduces standard revision numbers and changes the order of some sections.

Because of feedback from participants, the final version of Revision 1 differs substantially from the draft that was put up as part of the wider consultation in December 2020. This document provides a marked-up draft of the new sections that have been added, as shown in yellow.

AC91-21, Rev 1, Operational Approvals — Performance-Based Navigation, marked up version [PDF 879 KB]

CAA would like to thank the many participants who took the time to provide thoughtful and useful insights that helped to improve this AC.

02 Dec 2021

AC61-18, Revision 11, Pilot Licences and ratings – Flight Instructor Ratings

This AC has been revised, to reflect changes in Part 61, Amendment 18. You can find the new Revision here.

As part of this Amendment 18, rule 61.303(e)(3) was updated to cover eligibility requirements for a category A flight instructor. Previously, to be eligible for a category A flight instructor rating for an aeroplane, a person had to hold a current instrument rating. As the instrument rating does not form part of the category A flight test, it does not have to be current.

On page 16 of this AC, Category A Flight Instructor Rating—Aeroplane, Rule 61.303(e), ‘a current instrument rating’ has been replaced by ‘an instrument rating’.

For ease of reference, this document provides a marked-up draft of the new sections that have been added, as shown in yellow. 

AC061-18 Rev 11 Pilot license and ratings - flight instructor ratings - marked up copy for information [PDF 516 KB]

01 Dec 2021

Rule amendment consolidation in effect as of 01 Dec 2021:

01 Dec 2021

CAA is closely monitoring the changes to the response to COVID-19

01 Dec 2021

AC43-9, Revision 5, Modifications, Repairs and the CAA337

Following a further request from an industry organisation, the deadline for providing feedback on this AC has been extended.

Revision 5 of this AC updates terminology and advice on acceptable technical data (ATD) throughout. Because of the scope of the changes, this draft AC has not been marked up, as it makes more sense to read the AC as a whole.

If you would like to provide feedback on these changes, please submit your response to us by Saturday 1 January 2022.

We're also looking for your feedback on how clear and useful our ACs are to you. When you view any AC page, a small prompt will appear asking you for feedback. We'd appreciate hearing what you think.

01 Dec 2021

Part 77 proposals:
Crane at 35 Valor Drive, Palmerston North - submissions close 14 Jan 2022
Crane at 23 Vintry Drive, Huapai - submissions close 14 Jan 2022

01 Dec 2021 Proposed Visual Reporting Points - North Shore - Airspace user consultation - submissions close 07 Jan 2022
01 Dec 2021 FAA SAIB AIR-21-19 - Aerial tow equipment - side pull hook assembly - MD Helicopters - issued 29 Nov 2021

November 2021

30 Nov 2021

Advisory Circulars monthly report - November 2021 [PDF 236 KB]

30 Nov 2021

AC92-1, Revision 2, Dangerous Goods Training

This AC has been updated, the first revision since April 2007. Revision 2 of this AC is a complete overhaul of the contents to align with best practice. Among other changes it:

  • Introduces the ICAO competency-based model for DG training.
  • Aligns the categories of personnel to be trained with ICAO Technical Instructions.
  • Expands the acceptable methods of training.
  • Outlines:
    • The expectations for assessment
    • Relevant materials
    • CAA approval of DG training programmes, and
    • CAA inspection and monitoring of DG training providers.
  • Takes the opportunity to add a Version History and Definitions section.

During the consultation period, we received a lot of useful and well-thought out feedback, so would like to thank participants who took the time to comment.

We're also looking for your feedback on how clear and useful our ACs are to you. When you view any AC page, a small prompt will appear asking you for feedback. We'd appreciate hearing what you think.

29 Nov 2021

Vector online: Currency and competency - Listen now!

As pilots climb back into the cockpit this summer, some of them won’t have flown for many months. If you suspect some of your flying skills may have been dulled by such a break, consider a dual flight with an instructor, before your summer flying takes off.

Listen to this Vector online article, ‘Currency and competency’ as to why a dual flight is so important. There’s information there for instructors and aero clubs as well as for pilots.

29 Nov 2021

Aircraft register - updated

26 Nov 2021

Media release: Authority wins joint award for work supporting NZ response to COVID-19

26 Nov 2021

Part 77 determinations:

Crane at 20 East Street, Auckland
Crane at Harrington Street, Tauranga

26 Nov 2021

Part 77 proposals:

Meteorological Mast at 13 Mission Road, Glenbrook
Oil Rig arriving into Admiralty Bay
Oil Rig towed to Maui Platform Bravo

Submissions close 24 Dec 2021

25 Nov 2021

CASA AWB 52-001 Issue 2 Beechcraft Super King Air 200 and 300 Series Aircraft - Emergency Exit Cracking - issued 25 Nov 2021

25 Nov 2021

Airworthiness Directives Schedule Amendment Nr 21-11 - effective 25 Nov 2021

24 Nov 2021

Part 77 proposal: object at Harapaki Windfarm at RD 3508, State Highway 5, Hawkes Bay
Submissions close 24 December 2021

24 Nov 2021

AC139-6, Revision 6, Aerodrome Design Requirements (All Aeroplanes Conducting Air Transport Operations, All Aeroplanes above 5700 kg MCTOW)

Revision 6 amends a discrepancy with content in ICAO Annex 14 regarding stated pressures of an aircraft medium and high tyre pressure values referred to in the third table under section 2.5.6, Maximum allowable tire pressure category, on page 20. CAA would like to thank the participants who brought this to our attention.

We're also looking for your feedback on how clear and useful our ACs are to you. When you view any AC page, a small prompt will appear asking you for feedback. We'd appreciate hearing what you think.

24 Nov 2021

22/EXE/27 Exemption from the Requirement in Civil Aviation Rule CAR 61.35(a)(1)(ii) Medical requirement - issued 23 Nov 2021

24 Nov 2021

22/EXE/13 Exemption from the Requirement in Civil Aviation Rule 92.205 (Amendment #1) - issued 23 Nov 2021

22 Nov 2021

CASA AWB 34-017 Issue 2 - Testing of ADS-B Installations - issued 19 Nov 2021

22 Nov 2021

Aircraft register - updated

19 Nov 2021

Police and commercial pilots appeal to put an end to laser strikes

17 Nov 2021

Part 157 heliport conditional determinations:

  • Heliport Conditional Determination - Hurunui Helicopters Ltd, Georges Road Heliport
  • Heliport Conditional Determination - Taharoa Ironsands Heliport
17 Nov 2021

AC66-2.30, Revision 1, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence - Mechanical Group Ratings, open for consultation

This AC has been revised, the first Revision of this AC since 1 December 2008. This is a comprehensive revision that contains all the information (resource study material, scope and outline syllabus) for Mechanical Group Ratings.

In particular, resource materials have been updated, and there is extra information about:

  • FRP and composite material.
  • General maintenance.
  • Radio systems.
  • Electrical systems.
  • Instrument systems. 

As a result of the updates, some numbering has changed from the initial Revision, and all of the Oral subjects have been deleted. The previous Aeroplane Group 4, Subject 66 (Written) & 67 (Oral) has been deleted and amalgamated into the Aeroplane and Rotorcraft Group 1 and 2 syllabi.

We have also taken the opportunity to add a Version History.

As with previous ACs, sections highlighted in yellow denote insertions, and those in strikethrough denote deletions.

If you would like to provide feedback on these changes, please submit your response to us by Wednesday 15 December 2021.

We're also looking for your feedback on how clear and useful our ACs are to you. When you view any AC page, a small prompt will appear asking you for feedback. We'd appreciate hearing what you think.

17 Nov 2021

FAA SAIB SW-18-31 - Aspen Avionics, Inc. (Aspen), Evolution EFD1000 Primary Flight Display (PFD), an EFD1000 Multi-Function Display (MFD), and/or an EFD500 MFD unit as installed by Supplementary Type Certificate (STC) No. SA10822SC - issued 21 Nov 2018(external link)

16 Nov 2021

AC21-8, Revision 2, Design Changes—Supplemental Type Certificate, open for consultation [PDF 1 MB]

This AC has been updated.  Revision 2 is the first time this AC has been revised since 2016. Revision 2 of AC21-8 reflects the new AC21-7, Product Certification – Type Certificates, which was issued on 14 May 2021. The main changes of AC21-8 are to:

  • Update section 1.4 to introduce new PSCP templates.
  • Create a new Appendix B.
  • Update the compliance matrix in Appendix A.
  • Make minor grammatical and stylistic updates.

As with previous ACs, sections highlighted in yellow denote insertions, and those in strikethrough denote deletions.

If you would like to provide feedback on these changes, please submit your response to us by Monday 17 January 2022.

We're also looking for your feedback on how clear and useful our ACs are to you. When you view any AC page, a small prompt will appear asking you for feedback. We'd appreciate hearing what you think.

16 Nov 2021

Vector article archive - now available!

Over 400 articles across 30 subjects available, dating back to 2015. We'll keep it updated as each issue of Vector is published.

16 Nov 2021

Part 157 proposal: Heliport at 12 Nick Johnston Drive, Waiheke Island
Submissions extended - now closing 07 January 2022

16 Nov 2021

Vector online: Overdue. Now what?

Every year there’s a number of aircraft incidents where RCCNZ becomes involved some time after the accident, meaning a delay in launching search and rescue action. With the busy summer flying season nearly upon us, Senior Search and Rescue Officer Tracy Brickles encourages pilots and operators to notify the Rescue Coordination Centre no longer than 15 minutes after an aircraft is overdue.

15 Nov 2021

Part 77 proposal: crane at 74-80 Wellesley Street West, Auckland
Submissions close 13 December 2021

15 Nov 2021

Timetable for Routine Examinations – effective 3 Dec 2021

15 Nov 2021

Alert Level 3/2: COVID-19 Guidance for Transport Operators – 12 November 2021

15 Nov 2021

Aircraft register - updated

12 Nov 2021

CAA regulatory relief package updates

  • We have extended the general exemption (see CAA website) for licence holders who have upcoming currency requirements, flight reviews, proficiency checks, or training and checking requirements (including for ATS licence holders) which are due between 18 August 2021 and 18 February 2022. It is expected, however, that these requirements are completed as soon as practical. The exemption is not intended to be utilised for the full period, unless it is not possible to complete the requirements due to mandated restrictions. Please see the exemption itself for specific details.(external link)
  • We have also extended the general exemption (see CAA website) which relates to the three-month currency requirements for instrument ratings required by CAR 61.807(a)(2), for pilots with an instrument rating currency date lapsing between 18 August 2021 and 18 February 2022. Similarly, it is expected that these requirements are completed as soon as practical, and that the exemption is not intended to be utilised for the full period, unless it is not possible to complete the requirements due to mandated restrictions. Please see the exemption for specific details.(external link)
11 Nov 2021

Alert Level 3/2: COVID-19 Guidance for Transport Operators – 10 November 2021

09 Nov 2021

AC139-6, Revision 6, Aerodrome Design Requirements (All Aeroplanes Conducting Air Transport Operations, All Aeroplanes above 5700 kg MCTOW)

CAA has made a minor Revision to this AC. Revision 6 amends a discrepancy with standards in ICAO Annex 14 regarding stated pressures of an aircraft medium and high tyre pressure values. This is referred to in the third table under section 2.5.6, Maximum allowable tire pressure category, on page 20. CAA would like to thank the participant who brought this to our attention. We have also taken the opportunity to add a Version History. 

As with previous ACs, sections highlighted in yellow denote insertions, and those in strikethrough denote deletions.

If you have any questions about this change, please submit your response to us by Tuesday 23 November 2021.

We appreciate that many participants would support more substantive updates to this AC. While this is not on our work programme for 2021, we will consider this for future work programmes. If you have particular areas that you think should be included in a substantive Revision, please send them to CAA via the link above.

We're also looking for your feedback on how clear and useful our ACs are to you. When you view any AC page, a small prompt will appear asking you for feedback. We'd appreciate hearing what you think.

08 Nov 2021

Part 77 proposals:

  • Crane at 19 Ruru Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland
  • Crane at 36 Haining Street, Te Aro, Wellington
  • Dwelling at 77 Hawthornden Drive, Rotorua

Submissions close 8 December 2021

08 Nov 2021

Corrections made to AC91-20, Revision 1, Guidelines for the Approval and Use of Electronic Flight Bag Devices

Following the publication of Revision 1 of this AC, some missing information was discovered. This AC has now been revised to include:

  • Clarification of the scope to include flight attendants
  • Added definitions and documents in the References and Definitions & Abbreviations sections, and
  • A new section 7.2.4, Cabin Electronic Flight Bags.

 A version with the changes highlighted in yellow can be found here.

08 Nov 2021

Aircraft register - updated

05 Nov 2021

Advisory Circular AC21-4, Revision 3, Special Category Amateur Built Aircraft Airworthiness Certificates is open for public consultation

Revision 3 of this AC is a complete re-issue with many updated sections to reflect the latest CAA and FAA interpretations and guidelines. Because of the extent of the changes,  the usual marked up system hasn’t been used, as it makes more sense to read the AC as a whole.

If you would like to provide feedback on these changes, please submit your response to us by Monday 6 December 2021.

We're also looking for your feedback on how clear and useful our ACs are to you. When you view any AC page, a small prompt will appear asking you for feedback. We'd appreciate hearing what you think.

05 Nov 2021

Advisory Circular AC43-14, Revision 6, Standard Design Changes - Acceptable Technical Data

This is a substantive revision. It makes the format consistent, amends Appendix 6 to include dual NAV/COM devices and adds the following new appendices:

  • Appendix 15: Antenna installations
  • Appendix 16: Installation of replacement LED lights
  • Appendix 17: Installation of supplemental electronic carbon monoxide (CO) detectors
  • Appendix 18: Installation of Angle of Attack systems for awareness only
  • Appendix 19: Installation of ADS-B devices for awareness only

It also changes the order of some sections, in order to insert updated information.

There were some considered and useful responses to the consultation draft, so CAA thanks participants who took the time to send in feedback.

We're also looking for your feedback on how clear and useful our ACs are to you. When you view any AC page, a small prompt will appear asking you for feedback. We'd appreciate hearing what you think.

04 Nov 2021

Part 157 proposal: Heliport at 12 Nick Johnston Drive, Waiheke Island
Submissions close 03 December 2021

04 Nov 2021

Statement from the Director CAA following release of TAIC final report

04 Nov 2021

Part 77 determinations:
Building at 35 Hamilton Street, Tauranga
Cranes at Dakota Street, Nelson Airport
Mast at Earnscleugh Station, Fraser Dam Road
Met Tower at Mahurangi Forest, between Wellsford and Warkworth (No hazard)
Met Tower at Mahurangi Forest, between Wellsford and Warkworth (Hazard)

04 Nov 2021

CASA AWB 34-020 Issue 4 - Potential Interference of Radio Altimeter Systems - issued 04 Nov 2021

03 Nov 2021

AC21-2, Revision 4, Aircraft certification – airworthiness certificates in the Standard and Restricted categories

AC21-2, Aircraft certification – airworthiness certificates in the Standard and Restricted categories, has been updated and can be found here. This is Revision 4 of this AC, the first since April 2007.

In this Revision, CAA has updated the policy regarding statements of conformity and the conduct of an eligibility investigation in the absence of one. There have also been minor changes to standardise style and format, and a Version History has been added. CAA thanks participants who took the time to provide feedback.

We're also looking for your feedback on how clear and useful our ACs are to you. When you view any AC page, a small prompt will appear asking you for feedback. We'd appreciate hearing what you think.

03 Nov 2021

Alert Level 3/2: COVID-19 Guidance for Transport Operators – 3 November 2021

03 Nov 2021

Emergency UK CAA AD G-2021-0014-E: Cameron Balloons Fuel Cylinders: ATA 28 - Fuel Cylinder Quick Shut-off Valve Mounting Flange - effective 04 Nov 2021

03 Nov 2021

Part 77 Proposal: Mast at Te Rere Hu Windfarm
Submissions close 1 December 2021

01 Nov 2021

Advisory Circulars Monthly Report - 29 Oct 2021 [PDF 236 KB]

01 Nov 2021

Physical addresses of regulated air cargo agents (v136) - updated 29 Oct 2021

01 Nov 2021

Aircraft register - updated

October 2021

29 Oct 2021

CAA statement: Lindsay v CAA outcome

29 Oct 2021

Emergency EASA AD 2021-0235-E Airbus Helicopters - EC 130 helicopters - effective 01 Nov 2021

29 Oct 2021

Alert Level 3/2: COVID-19 Guidance for Transport Operators – 28 October 2021

28 Oct 2021

Airworthiness Directives Schedule Amendment Nr 21-10 - effective 28 Oct 2021

27 Oct 2021

Revised form: 24071-01 Application for designated airspace or visual reporting point

26 Oct 2021

Part 77 proposal: crane at Stevenson Road, Wanaka
Submissions close 23 November 2021

26 Oct 2021

Part 77 determination: crane at 3 Boundary Road, Catalina Bay, Hobsonville

26 Oct 2021

Emergency Directive: Relief from the General Directions – Timetable of Routine Examinations (medical certification)

26 Oct 2021

Aircraft register - updated

21 Oct 2021

Part 77 proposal: lightning conductor at Pullman Hotel, Auckland Airport
Submissions close 19 November 2021

21 Oct 2021

Alert Level 3/2: COVID-19 Guidance for Transport Operators – 20 October 2021

20 Oct 2021

An update on our Wellington location

Our National Office staff will be operating from different locations for at least the next 12 months while seismic strengthening takes place on Asteron House.

You shouldn’t notice any difference to our service and business will continue around COVID-19 restrictions. You can still reach us via phone and email for any inquiries, but a physical reception area will not be available. You can contact our reception team on +64 4 560 9400 or at info@caa.govt.nz.

20 Oct 2021

CASA AWB 27-001 Issue 8 - Control Cable Terminal - Inspection and Replacement - issued 19 Oct 2021

Note: This AWB is applicable to all aircraft flight control cable terminal fittings made from stainless steel specification SAE-AISI 303 Se or SAE-AISI 304, installed on aircraft which are not maintained in accordance with a maintenance program which was developed using MSG-3 methodology.

20 Oct 2021

EASA SIB 2020-01R1 - Carbon Monoxide Risk in Small Aeroplanes and Helicopters - issued 19 Oct 2021

19 Oct 2021

AC43-9, Revision 5, Modifications, Repairs and the CAA337

Following a request from a participant, the deadline for providing feedback on this AC has been extended.

Revision 5 of this AC updates terminology and advice on acceptable technical data (ATD) throughout. Because of the scope of the changes, this draft AC has not been marked up, as it makes more sense to read the AC as a whole.

If you would like to provide feedback on these changes, please submit your response to us by Wednesday 1 December 2021.

We're also looking for your feedback on how clear and useful our ACs are to you. When you view any AC page, a small prompt will appear asking you for feedback. We'd appreciate hearing what you think.

19 Oct 2021

Part 77 proposal: crane at 30 Clark Road, Hobsonville
Submissions close 17 November 2021

19 Oct 2021

Part 157 heliport conditional determination: Mechanics Bay Heliport, Auckland

18 Oct 2021

Aircraft register - updated

14 Oct 2021

Part 77 determination: crane at 17 Small Road, Silverdale, Auckland

14 Oct 2021

New pending rules:

  • Final Rule Part 1 Amendment 57
  • Final Rule Part 19 Amendment 22
  • Final Rule Part 61 Amendment 18
  • Final Rule Part 91 Amendment 34

These rules will come into force on 1 December 2021.

14 Oct 2021

Part 77 proposal: crane at Lot 2 and 8, 88 Hobsonville Road, Hobsonville
Submissions close 10 November 2021 

14 Oct 2021

AC92-1, Revision 2, Dangerous Goods Training Programmes

This AC has been revised and is on the web for consultation, the first revision since April 2007. Revision 2 of this AC:

  • Introduces the ICAO competency-based model for DG training.
  • Aligns the categories of personnel to be trained with the ICAO Technical Instructions.
  • Expands the acceptable methods of training.
  • Outlines:
    • The expectations for assessment
    • CAA approval of DG training programmes, and
    • CAA inspection and monitoring of DG training providers.

Because of the scope of the changes, this draft AC has not been marked up, as it makes more sense to read it as a whole.

If you would like to provide feedback on these changes, please submit your response to us by Thursday 11 November 2021.

We're also looking for your feedback on how clear and useful our ACs are to you. When you view any AC page, a small prompt will appear asking you for feedback. We'd appreciate hearing what you think.

14 Oct 2021

CASA AWB 52-006 Issue 1 - Textron/Cessna 206 Rear Cargo Door Exit - issued 13 Oct 2021

13 Oct 2021

Now’s the time to have your say on the Civil Aviation Bill

The Civil Aviation Authority is encouraging New Zealand’s aviation community and interested members of the public to have their say about the Civil Aviation Bill currently before Parliament.

12 Oct 2021

Aviation Security assists regional airports as part of COVID-19 response

Three teams of Aviation Security Officers from Auckland have been providing security assistance at Hamilton, Whangarei and Kerikeri airports following the change to COVID-19 Alert Level 3.

11 Oct 2021

Part 77 proposals:

Crane at 36 Harrington Street, Tauranga
Submissions close 08 November 2021

Crane at 20 East Street, Auckland
Submissions close 08 November 2021

Part 77 determinations:

Crane at 6 Rose Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Crane at 62 Great South Road, Newmarket, Auckland

Crane at 51 Albert Street, Auckland

Cranes at Stead Street, Invercargill  

11 Oct 2021

Advisory Circular AC109-1 - Regulated Air Cargo Agent – Certification - Revision 4 - 11 October 2021

AC109-1 has been completed. This is Revision 4, the first time this AC has been revised since 29 August 2013. This revision was done when we were alerted to out of date weblinks and email addresses. It:

  • updates email and other addresses
  • updates advice on how to find information on the CAA website
  • makes minor clarifications and standardises the style, and
    takes the opportunity to add a Version History.

Submissions were received suggesting that CAA mandate the use of a particular form for security declarations under rule 109.55(a)(5), but this was not adopted, as it was assessed as being beyond the intent of that rule. CAA thanks the participants who took the time to provide submissions.

10 Oct 2021

EASA Suspected Unapproved Parts notifications - issued 07 Oct 2021:

  • P/N 206-310-004-101 and S/N LPFS8480
  • P/N 206-310-004-101 and S/N LPFS7659
10 Oct 2021

Aircraft register - updated

09 Oct 2021

Recreational flying not permitted in Northland at Alert Level 3

08 Oct 2021

Flying unmanned aircraft at Alert Level 3

08 Oct 2021

Part 77 determination: cranes at 4 Awatea Place, Nelson

08 Oct 2021

List of technical data accepted by the Director under the provisions of CAR 21.503(a) - Revision 22 - 08 October 2021 [PDF 310 KB]

08 Oct 2021

Continuing Airworthiness Notice – 05-011 - Continuing Airworthiness of Aircraft in reduced operation due to COVID-19 Restrictions (Revision 5)

07 Oct 2021

Recreational flying at Alert Level 3

The CAA has reviewed the current Alert Level Requirements Order in relation to recreational flying under Alert Level 3.

Recreational flying using ‘manned aircraft’ is not allowed in the Waikato Alert Level 3 area.

  • Recreational flying using ‘manned aircraft’ is allowed within the Auckland Alert Level 3 area providing that it:Is done in an outdoor place appropriate for that kind of exercise or recreation, and
  • Is done in compliance with the requirements that relate to physical distancing and the prohibition against gathering in outdoor places, and
  • Does not involve travel to Waiheke Island or Great Barrier Island.

If you are flying recreationally in Auckland you must remain within the Auckland region throughout your flight – the border in place is both a land and air border.

07 Oct 2021

AC103-1, Microlight aircraft - operating rules, Rev 4, new revised edition

This AC has been amended to take into account a late submission. Revision 4 adds additional information relating to the authorisation to conduct a re-inspection and re-assessment of a microlight at the incorporation of a modification, and reference to the process of operating engines beyond the manufacturer’s TBO. It also clarifies advice on rule 103.217(d), (e) and (f), and adds a Version History. 

Anyone who has downloaded the previous version is asked to replace that with the new version here.

Submissions queried exemptions and maintenance  and inspection requirements in rule 103.217 (a) to (d), and pointed out a minor drafting error in the related rule. The drafting error has been referred to the appropriate team in CAA. CAA thanks all participants who made submissions.

07 Oct 2021

Emergency EASA AD 2021-0223-E Glasflügel 304 (powered) gliders - effective 08 Oct 2021

06 Oct 2021

Continuing Airworthiness Notice – 63-002 - Robinson R44 Series Helicopters - Sprag Clutch Assembly - effective 06 Oct 2021

06 Oct 2021

CASA AWB 85-020 Issue 4 - Lycoming Engines - Connecting Rod Bushing Premature Wear - effective 05 Oct 2021

04 Oct 2021

AC43-9, Revision 5, Modifications, Repairs, and the CAA337 - submissions close 1 Nov 2021

04 Oct 2021

Transport Canada Feedback 3/2021 Canadian Aviation Service Difficulty Reports (01 July 2021 to 30 September 2021)

04 Oct 2021

Advisory Circular AC103-1 Microlight aircraft operating rules - Revision 4

This AC has been revised for the first time since November 2012. Revision 4 adds additional information relating to the delegation of microlight inspection and assessments after incorporation of a major modification, and reference to the process of operating engines beyond the manufacturer’s time between overhauls (TBO). We have also taken the opportunity to add a version history.

CAA would like to thank everyone who took the time to comment on the draft.

04 Oct 2021 Aircraft register - updated
01 Oct 2021 Physical addresses of regulated air cargo agents (v135) - updated 1 October 2021

 

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