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October 2021

AC3-19 for ADS-B installations in Gliders released

After many months of hard work, we are pleased to announce that the CAA has now approved AC3-19 for the installation of specific ADS-B equip…

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August 2021

ADS-B Grant Scheme criteria updated

ADS-B Grant Scheme eligibility criteria updated

Minor amendments and clarifications have been made to the ADS-B Grant Scheme eligibility cr…

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July 2021

NSS System Assessment and Benefits Evaluation Reports

NSS System Assessment and Benefits Evaluation Reports

A project was undertaken prior to the stand-down of the New Southern Sky team on 30 J…

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July 2021

NSS Working Group 41 Key Messages

NSS Working Group 41 Key Messages

 

Key Aviation stakeholders were in attendance for the 41st New Southern Sky Working Group meeting, held…

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May 2021

EASA Space Weather Bulletins

EASA Space Weather Bulletins

The European Aviation Safety Authority EASA has issued two very interesting Safety Information Bulletins on the effects of Space Weather on …

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April 2021

NSS Working Group 40 Key Messages

NSS Working Group 40 Key Messages

Aviation stakeholders once again came together for the bi-monthly New Southern Sky Working Group meeting held at the CAA in Wellington on 16…

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Roadshow
April 2021

NSS 2023 - What We Delivered and What We Learned

The NSS Team travelled the length of New Zealand in March to deliver New Southern Sky 2023 presentations. 

To view the presentation, please…

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February 2021

ADS-B Already Improving Aviation Safety in New Zealand

ADS-B Already Improving Aviation Safety in New Zealand

The transition to ADS-B as New Zealand’s primary aviation surveillance system is well under way with new installations occurring month-on-mo…

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Activity
February 2021

NSS Working Group 39 Key Messages

NSS Working Group 39 Key Messages

Aviation stakeholders once again came together for the bi-monthly New Southern Sky Working Group meeting held at the CAA in Wellington on 01…

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Milestone
December 2020

ADS-B rule signed with December 2022 deadline

The Minister of Transport has signed an updated Civil Aviation Rule which will improve aviation safety in New Zealand’s controlled airspace.…

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December 2020

Otago Weather Radar now Live

Otago Weather Radar now Live

The new MetService Otago real-time weather radar became operational on 11 Dec 2020. 

As an important stakeholder the New Southern Skys prog…

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November 2020

ADS-B Notice of Requirement revision 2 and Draft AC91-24 revision 1 released

The NSS team is pleased to announce that the highly anticipated revision to Notice of Requirement NTC91.258 regarding ADS-B has now been rel…

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October 2020

NSS Working Group Key Messages - 12 October 2020

NSS Working Group Key Messages - 12 October 2020

Aviation stakeholders once again came together for the bi-monthly New Southern Sky Working Group meeting held at the CAA in Wellington on 12…

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September 2020

ADS-B Grant Scheme payments hit $1m

 The NSS team is delighted to announce that the ADS-B Grant Scheme has now approved over $1m worth of claims, providing Covid-19 affected op…

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August 2020

NSS Working Group Key Messages 14 August 2020

NSS Working Group Key Messages 14 August 2020

Aviation stakeholders once again came together for the bi-monthly New Southern Sky Working Group meeting held via Skype on 14 August 2020.  …

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June 2020

NSS AIMS CONOPS Released

Powered by the dedication of industry, the NSS Programme recently completed its project to produce an Aeronautical Information management Sy…

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June 2020

NSS Working Group Key Messages 15 June 2020

NSS Working Group Key Messages 15 June 2020

Aviation stakeholders once again came together for the bi-monthly New Southern Sky Working Group meeting held via Skype on 15 June 2020.  

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June 2020

Important ADS-B Grant Scheme Guidance

 The ADS-B Grant Scheme has hit the ground running, receiving almost 500 applications already and will have released over $312,000 in claims…

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June 2020

ADS-B Notice of Requirement Revision Released by CAA for Consultation

The Revised Notice of Requirement (NTC91.258) is now open for public consultation. Please take the time to read this carefully.  The CAA inv…

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April 2020

ADS-B Grant Scheme pays out $46k in March

ADS-B Grant Scheme pays out $46k in March

The ADS-B Grant Scheme, which was launched on March 23, has already received over 270 applications and paid out $46k (plus GST) for just 18 …

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March 2020

ADS-B Grant Scheme now welcoming applications

The NSS team is delighted to announce that the CAA has opened the ADS-B Grant Scheme, and aircraft owners who meet the eligibility criteria …

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Milestone
January 2020

ADS-B draft rule marks further significant NSS milestone

ADS-B draft rule marks further significant NSS milestone

On 19 December 2019, the Civil Aviation Authority released a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) relating to the requirement to operate AD…

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December 2019

A year of ADS-B milestones

A year of ADS-B milestones

Don’t forget to book your ADS-B installationIf you own a New Zealand-registered aircraft with a MCTOW of less than 7,500kg, you may qualify …

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November 2019

Eligibility criteria for ADS-B grant released

Eligibility criteria for ADS-B grant released

If you own a New Zealand-registered aircraft with a MCTOW of less than 7,500kg, you may qualify for financial support to help you equip with…

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Activity
October 2019

Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Trials Outcomes

In early 2017, the New Southern Sky (NSS) programme contracted BECA to conduct a Feasibility Study to determine the suitability of ADS-B Tra…

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Activity
October 2019

Boost to New Southern Sky Programme - ADS-B grant announced for GA

Boost to New Southern Sky Programme - ADS-B grant announced for GA

GA Fliers may be eligible for financial support to help them equip with ADS-B as part of a new $12.5 million ADS-B Transponder Grant announc…

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Video
September 2019

MetService Improves Access to Weather Information for the Aviation Industry

MetService Improves Access to Weather Information for the Aviation Industry

MetOps Display Provides Improved Situational Awareness for AviationMetService are unveiling a new product created to help the aviation indus…

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September 2019

Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) Benefits Prove Hard to Ignore

Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) Benefits Prove Hard to Ignore

New Southern Sky Study Suggests Big Benefits to be Realised by A-CDMA study commissioned by NSS has produced some encouraging information on…

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August 2019

Christchurch PBN Flight Paths Final Report Released

Christchurch PBN Flight Paths Final Report Released

Report Confirms Performance Based Navigation Benefits Are Being DeliveredA 12-month PBN flight path trial for some arrivals into Christchurc…

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August 2019

SBAS Trial Economic Benefits Analysis Report Released

SBAS Trial Economic Benefits Analysis Report Released

We are happy to inform you that today in Australia, the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, the Hon Matt Canavan publicly announc…

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June 2019

New Southern Sky visits the US NextGen Programme

New Southern Sky visits the US NextGen Programme

In early June, New Southern Sky director Steve Smyth travelled to Washington DC to meet with counterparts from the United States’ equivalent…

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June 2019

Budget investment in GPS technology will help save lives

Budget investment in GPS technology will help save lives

New Zealand Government commits $2.0M to as shared Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS)An announcement from the Beehive on Sunday 23rd …

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April 2019

CAA releases SOPs guidance material to support PBN transition

CAA releases SOPs guidance material to support PBN transition

The CAA is pleased to announce the release of Performance Based Navigation standard operating procedures guidance material. The document has…

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Activity
February 2019

Is New Zealand Aviation Ready for the Future?

Is New Zealand Aviation Ready for the Future?

The Royal Aeronautical Society Wellington presents “Is New Zealand Aviation Ready for the Future?” at ‘Wings Over Wairarapa’.

This is an ou…

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Activity
December 2018

Practical tips and information to help you equip for ADS-B

Practical tips and information to help you equip for ADS-B

Don't get left in the hangar... equip with ADS-B to keep flyingThe Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is proposing to mandate ADS-B OUT in all t…

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Milestone
Activity
August 2018

MILESTONE ACHIEVED: Rules and Guidance for ADS-B OUT in the NZFIR

MILESTONE ACHIEVED: Rules and Guidance for ADS-B OUT in the NZFIR

Major Milestone AchievedThe first major regulatory milestone has been reached in the last month with the signing of the Rule, Notice and pub…

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Activity
Video
July 2018

Making the Most of ADS-B in General Aviation - an Australian example

Making the Most of ADS-B in General Aviation - an Australian example

Former AOPA Australia president talks ADS-B benefits for General AviationAt the recent 2018 New Southern Sky Conference, Andrew Andersen, fo…

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Milestone
Activity
July 2018

General ADS-B Information Released

General ADS-B Information Released

CAA releases general ADS-B Information for Aircraft Owners and Operators in the NZFIRNew Zealand is implementing Automatic Dependent Surveil…

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Milestone
Activity
March 2018

Aeropath AIS-AIM Partnership

Aeropath AIS-AIM Partnership

Aeropath Signs Deal with Snowflake SoftwareToday it was announced that Snowflake Software, a provider of cloud and on-premise software solut…

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Activity
February 2018

Planned testing of non-certified / low powered ADS-B equipment

Planned testing of non-certified / low powered ADS-B equipment

The 2017 NSS Roadshow highlighted interest from the sector around alternative low-power and non-certified ADS-B solutions. In response to th…

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Milestone
Activity
February 2018

Ground Based Navigation Aids - Recommendations Released

Ground Based Navigation Aids - Recommendations Released

GROUND BASED NAVIGATION AIDS 

In taking advantage of the availability of the Global Positioning System (GPS), many countries have taken the…

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NSS Conference Webinar Series "Making ADS-B Work" has lift off

NSS Conference Webinar Series "Making ADS-B Work" has lift off

The NSS Conference Webinar Series “Making ADS-B Work” successfully kicked off on Tues 03 Nov with over 60 attendees logging in to hear Dan H…

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Activity

Workshop Capacity Survey highlights the need to equip with ADS-B OUT sooner rather than later

Workshop Capacity Survey highlights the need to equip with ADS-B OUT sooner rather than later

The New Southern Sky team has released a report that clearly highlights the finite capacity of Avionics Workshops around New Zealand, and re…

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Activity

ADS-B FAQ document updated for 2020

ADS-B FAQ document updated for 2020

The ADS-B FAQ document has now been updated for 2020 and can be found here. The document now includes a section relating to the ADS-B Grant …

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2021

Activity
February 2021

NSS Working Group 39 Key Messages

NSS Working Group 39 Key Messages

Aviation stakeholders once again came together for the bi-monthly New Southern Sky Working Group meeting held at the CAA in Wellington on 01…

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February 2021

ADS-B Already Improving Aviation Safety in New Zealand

ADS-B Already Improving Aviation Safety in New Zealand

The transition to ADS-B as New Zealand’s primary aviation surveillance system is well under way with new installations occurring month-on-mo…

Link to Item Page
Roadshow
April 2021

NSS 2023 - What We Delivered and What We Learned

The NSS Team travelled the length of New Zealand in March to deliver New Southern Sky 2023 presentations. 

To view the presentation, please…

Link to Item Page
April 2021

NSS Working Group 40 Key Messages

NSS Working Group 40 Key Messages

Aviation stakeholders once again came together for the bi-monthly New Southern Sky Working Group meeting held at the CAA in Wellington on 16…

Link to Item Page
May 2021

EASA Space Weather Bulletins

EASA Space Weather Bulletins

The European Aviation Safety Authority EASA has issued two very interesting Safety Information Bulletins on the effects of Space Weather on …

Link to Item Page
July 2021

NSS Working Group 41 Key Messages

NSS Working Group 41 Key Messages

 

Key Aviation stakeholders were in attendance for the 41st New Southern Sky Working Group meeting, held…

Link to Item Page
July 2021

NSS System Assessment and Benefits Evaluation Reports

NSS System Assessment and Benefits Evaluation Reports

A project was undertaken prior to the stand-down of the New Southern Sky team on 30 J…

Link to Item Page
August 2021

ADS-B Grant Scheme criteria updated

ADS-B Grant Scheme eligibility criteria updated

Minor amendments and clarifications have been made to the ADS-B Grant Scheme eligibility cr…

Link to Item Page
October 2021

AC3-19 for ADS-B installations in Gliders released

After many months of hard work, we are pleased to announce that the CAA has now approved AC3-19 for the installation of specific ADS-B equip…

Link to Item Page

2020

Milestone
January 2020

ADS-B draft rule marks further significant NSS milestone

ADS-B draft rule marks further significant NSS milestone

On 19 December 2019, the Civil Aviation Authority released a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) relating to the requirement to operate AD…

Link to Item Page
March 2020

ADS-B Grant Scheme now welcoming applications

The NSS team is delighted to announce that the CAA has opened the ADS-B Grant Scheme, and aircraft owners who meet the eligibility criteria …

Link to Item Page
April 2020

ADS-B Grant Scheme pays out $46k in March

ADS-B Grant Scheme pays out $46k in March

The ADS-B Grant Scheme, which was launched on March 23, has already received over 270 applications and paid out $46k (plus GST) for just 18 …

Link to Item Page
June 2020

Important ADS-B Grant Scheme Guidance

 The ADS-B Grant Scheme has hit the ground running, receiving almost 500 applications already and will have released over $312,000 in claims…

Link to Item Page
June 2020

ADS-B Notice of Requirement Revision Released by CAA for Consultation

The Revised Notice of Requirement (NTC91.258) is now open for public consultation. Please take the time to read this carefully.  The CAA inv…

Link to Item Page
June 2020

NSS Working Group Key Messages 15 June 2020

NSS Working Group Key Messages 15 June 2020

Aviation stakeholders once again came together for the bi-monthly New Southern Sky Working Group meeting held via Skype on 15 June 2020.  

Link to Item Page
June 2020

NSS AIMS CONOPS Released

Powered by the dedication of industry, the NSS Programme recently completed its project to produce an Aeronautical Information management Sy…

Link to Item Page
August 2020

NSS Working Group Key Messages 14 August 2020

NSS Working Group Key Messages 14 August 2020

Aviation stakeholders once again came together for the bi-monthly New Southern Sky Working Group meeting held via Skype on 14 August 2020.  …

Link to Item Page
September 2020

ADS-B Grant Scheme payments hit $1m

 The NSS team is delighted to announce that the ADS-B Grant Scheme has now approved over $1m worth of claims, providing Covid-19 affected op…

Link to Item Page
October 2020

NSS Working Group Key Messages - 12 October 2020

NSS Working Group Key Messages - 12 October 2020

Aviation stakeholders once again came together for the bi-monthly New Southern Sky Working Group meeting held at the CAA in Wellington on 12…

Link to Item Page
November 2020

ADS-B Notice of Requirement revision 2 and Draft AC91-24 revision 1 released

The NSS team is pleased to announce that the highly anticipated revision to Notice of Requirement NTC91.258 regarding ADS-B has now been rel…

Link to Item Page
Milestone
Activity
December 2020

Otago Weather Radar now Live

Otago Weather Radar now Live

The new MetService Otago real-time weather radar became operational on 11 Dec 2020. 

As an important stakeholder the New Southern Skys prog…

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Milestone
December 2020

ADS-B rule signed with December 2022 deadline

The Minister of Transport has signed an updated Civil Aviation Rule which will improve aviation safety in New Zealand’s controlled airspace.…

Link to Item Page

2019

Activity
February 2019

Is New Zealand Aviation Ready for the Future?

Is New Zealand Aviation Ready for the Future?

The Royal Aeronautical Society Wellington presents “Is New Zealand Aviation Ready for the Future?” at ‘Wings Over Wairarapa’.

This is an ou…

Link to Item Page
April 2019

CAA releases SOPs guidance material to support PBN transition

CAA releases SOPs guidance material to support PBN transition

The CAA is pleased to announce the release of Performance Based Navigation standard operating procedures guidance material. The document has…

Link to Item Page
June 2019

Budget investment in GPS technology will help save lives

Budget investment in GPS technology will help save lives

New Zealand Government commits $2.0M to as shared Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS)An announcement from the Beehive on Sunday 23rd …

Link to Item Page
June 2019

New Southern Sky visits the US NextGen Programme

New Southern Sky visits the US NextGen Programme

In early June, New Southern Sky director Steve Smyth travelled to Washington DC to meet with counterparts from the United States’ equivalent…

Link to Item Page
August 2019

SBAS Trial Economic Benefits Analysis Report Released

SBAS Trial Economic Benefits Analysis Report Released

We are happy to inform you that today in Australia, the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, the Hon Matt Canavan publicly announc…

Link to Item Page
August 2019

Christchurch PBN Flight Paths Final Report Released

Christchurch PBN Flight Paths Final Report Released

Report Confirms Performance Based Navigation Benefits Are Being DeliveredA 12-month PBN flight path trial for some arrivals into Christchurc…

Link to Item Page
September 2019

Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) Benefits Prove Hard to Ignore

Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) Benefits Prove Hard to Ignore

New Southern Sky Study Suggests Big Benefits to be Realised by A-CDMA study commissioned by NSS has produced some encouraging information on…

Link to Item Page
Activity
Video
September 2019

MetService Improves Access to Weather Information for the Aviation Industry

MetService Improves Access to Weather Information for the Aviation Industry

MetOps Display Provides Improved Situational Awareness for AviationMetService are unveiling a new product created to help the aviation indus…

Link to Item Page
Activity
October 2019

Boost to New Southern Sky Programme - ADS-B grant announced for GA

Boost to New Southern Sky Programme - ADS-B grant announced for GA

GA Fliers may be eligible for financial support to help them equip with ADS-B as part of a new $12.5 million ADS-B Transponder Grant announc…

Link to Item Page
Activity
October 2019

Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Trials Outcomes

In early 2017, the New Southern Sky (NSS) programme contracted BECA to conduct a Feasibility Study to determine the suitability of ADS-B Tra…

Link to Item Page
Activity
November 2019

Eligibility criteria for ADS-B grant released

Eligibility criteria for ADS-B grant released

If you own a New Zealand-registered aircraft with a MCTOW of less than 7,500kg, you may qualify for financial support to help you equip with…

Link to Item Page
December 2019

A year of ADS-B milestones

A year of ADS-B milestones

Don’t forget to book your ADS-B installationIf you own a New Zealand-registered aircraft with a MCTOW of less than 7,500kg, you may qualify …

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2018

Milestone
Activity
February 2018

Ground Based Navigation Aids - Recommendations Released

Ground Based Navigation Aids - Recommendations Released

GROUND BASED NAVIGATION AIDS 

In taking advantage of the availability of the Global Positioning System (GPS), many countries have taken the…

Link to Item Page
Activity
February 2018

Planned testing of non-certified / low powered ADS-B equipment

Planned testing of non-certified / low powered ADS-B equipment

The 2017 NSS Roadshow highlighted interest from the sector around alternative low-power and non-certified ADS-B solutions. In response to th…

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Milestone
Activity
March 2018

Aeropath AIS-AIM Partnership

Aeropath AIS-AIM Partnership

Aeropath Signs Deal with Snowflake SoftwareToday it was announced that Snowflake Software, a provider of cloud and on-premise software solut…

Link to Item Page
Milestone
Activity
July 2018

General ADS-B Information Released

General ADS-B Information Released

CAA releases general ADS-B Information for Aircraft Owners and Operators in the NZFIRNew Zealand is implementing Automatic Dependent Surveil…

Link to Item Page
Activity
Video
July 2018

Making the Most of ADS-B in General Aviation - an Australian example

Making the Most of ADS-B in General Aviation - an Australian example

Former AOPA Australia president talks ADS-B benefits for General AviationAt the recent 2018 New Southern Sky Conference, Andrew Andersen, fo…

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Milestone
Activity
August 2018

MILESTONE ACHIEVED: Rules and Guidance for ADS-B OUT in the NZFIR

MILESTONE ACHIEVED: Rules and Guidance for ADS-B OUT in the NZFIR

Major Milestone AchievedThe first major regulatory milestone has been reached in the last month with the signing of the Rule, Notice and pub…

Link to Item Page
Activity
December 2018

Practical tips and information to help you equip for ADS-B

Practical tips and information to help you equip for ADS-B

Don't get left in the hangar... equip with ADS-B to keep flyingThe Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is proposing to mandate ADS-B OUT in all t…

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2017

1970

NSS Conference Webinar Series "Making ADS-B Work" has lift off

NSS Conference Webinar Series "Making ADS-B Work" has lift off

The NSS Conference Webinar Series “Making ADS-B Work” successfully kicked off on Tues 03 Nov with over 60 attendees logging in to hear Dan H…

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Activity

Workshop Capacity Survey highlights the need to equip with ADS-B OUT sooner rather than later

Workshop Capacity Survey highlights the need to equip with ADS-B OUT sooner rather than later

The New Southern Sky team has released a report that clearly highlights the finite capacity of Avionics Workshops around New Zealand, and re…

Link to Item Page
Activity

ADS-B FAQ document updated for 2020

ADS-B FAQ document updated for 2020

The ADS-B FAQ document has now been updated for 2020 and can be found here. The document now includes a section relating to the ADS-B Grant …

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