CPD - Continuing Professional Development

Online ZOOM meetings usually the last Thursday each month February - November

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021
Time: 10-11am
Presentation: TBC

Details TBC

The March CPD session featured the following presentations:

“Merlin Labs NZ: Partnering with aerospace Aotearoa to bring an autonomous air cargo network to our skies” presented by Shaun Johnson, CEO Merlin Labs NZ ltd and RAeS NZ Division Council President.

I will present “Continuous Professional Development: Setting a challenge”. I would like to examine how CPD is carried out today and pose questions about how we can improve it.

Many thanks

Tim Dutton | Senior Technical Specialist – Flight Test Engineering
Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand


· Presenters may elect to remain logged-in following the presentations to engage with personnel seeking additional interaction.
· The presentations will not be recorded.
· All presentations to be open source (UNCLAS).

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26 November 2020 - “Obtaining Professional Registration” presented by Ade Morris and Andrew Rooney; “UK Reaper (MQ-9) Programme – Engineering Management Challenges” presented Rebecca Langton (MEng CEng MRAeS)

29 October 2020 - “Digital Towers” presented by Kate Madden; “B777-300 Economy Seat Upgrade: Head Impact Criteria (HIC) Pre-Certification Testing” presented by Matt Pepler

24 September 2020 - Integration of Medical and Operational Constraints in Aircraft Certification” by Jon Kerr of Flight Structures; Restoration of an iconic warbird - bringing a derelict Catalina back to life to cross the Atlantic by Brendan Odell, CAANZ

27 August 2020 - RNZAF’s Future Tactical Air Mobility Capability – C-130J-30 will be presented by Sqn Ldr Steve Owen

30 July 2020 - Supporting the development of Advanced Aviation within New Zealand by Jude Rushmere, Programme Manager for MBIE’s Airspace Integration Trials Programme; Regulatory and Technology Challenges for Unmanned and Pilotless Aircraft by Wes Ryan, Unmanned and Pilotless Aircraft Technology Lead at the FAA

25 June 2020 - Systems Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA) by Dr. John Thomas - Director of the Engineering Systems Lab in MIT’s Aeronautics and Astronautics department

28 May 2020 - Electrical and Avionic Best Practices will be presented by Lino Miguel, CAANZ; Dawn our Path to a New Way of Space Flight by James Powell, Dawn Aerospace

30 April 2020 - 'COVID-19 and Air Transport' presented by Brendan Odell from the Civil Aviation Authority, Space Threat Assessment' presented by Peter Cook ))


02 December 2019 - Speakers: Andy Hewett – delivering a presentation on Electric Aviation and how it applies to New Zealand.
Charlie Morris – will deliver a presentation on Considering cyber security through aeronautical design

28 November 2019 - Speakers: Charlie Morris - on his recent attending the GAMA 'Electric and Hybrid Engines' & 'eVTOL' and ASTM F39 meetings in the USA, Andy Hewett – delivering a presentation on Electric Aviation and how it applies to New Zealand.

26 September 2019 - Speakers: Jozef McGurk will deliver a short presentation on positive safety culture and SMS. Des Ashton (I'm yet to ask Des so it might be me) - an overview of this year's RAeS symposium, speaker line up and theme.

25 July 2019 - Speakers: Wg Cdrs Trev Hammond and Pete De Rungs - a short presentation on the changes to the RNZAF technical workforce and RNZAF technical airworthiness regulatory system. Flying Officer Jack Mckinney-Ryder - a presentation entitled: Pyke River Disaster: responsibilities of a Leader.

30 May 2019 - Speakers: Henry Dumbleton, Flight Structures Ltd, will make a pre-recorded presentation for us which we will replay.

28 March 2019 - Speakers: Lino Miguel, CAA, will present a morphing-wing project he was involved with; background info.
Allan Knox, NZDF Capability Branch, on the V1 RC model he helped build for the 2015 Omaka Air Show
Allan will talk of the challenges associated with legally getting a 220lb scale model of a flying bomb into public airspace for an Air Show.

22 February 2019 - The next CPD session is scheduled for Friday 22 Feb, when I hope to be able to live-stream presentations from the joint CAA-RAeS mini-symposium at the Wings over Wairarapa Airshow (http://www.wings.org.nz).
The theme of this symposium: "Is New Zealand Aviation Ready for the Future."
We are planning to run it in two panel sessions from 1300-1700, with Q&A at the end of each session.


29 November 2018 - Speakers: Sqn Ldr Dean Bishop, RNZAF, on T56 turboprop 2nd stage compressor wheel risk mgmt plan.
First time use by NZDF of the civil EASA risk acceptance criteria for Part 25 aircraft.
Charlie Morris of CAA speaks on the recent ASTM F37 conference in the US. F37 is the consensus standard for Light Sport Aircraft, a rapidly growing GA area in NZ

25 October 2018 - Speakers: Chris Calvert (ex-RNZAF) on disposal of a retired naval vessel. His knowledge will benefit those of us at the creation end.
Des Ashton as incoming Chair on his vision for the RAeS NZ Division. His background is A4 Pilot and Engineer to Civil aircraft maintenance, Dep Dir Acquisitions MoD. Also time for questions / suggestions on how RAeS can continue to flourish in NZ.

27 September 2018 - Speakers: Rowan Jamieson (RNZAF) who will give us a 10-15 min brief on the RNZAF Anechoic (Shielded) Chamber and work on Portable Electronic Device testing.
James Pointon (DTA) who is going to share his research on UAS integration within New Zealand controlled airspace.

30 August 2018 - Speakers: Simon Tait – Air NZ From Nothing to Design Change in 60 seconds: How to get a repair onto an aircraft quickly [probably best that the CAA tunes-out for this one]
Murray McGregor - Flight Structures - Fatigue monitoring of the Agricultural 750 XL

26 July 2018 - Speakers: Brendan Odell (CAA Airworthiness Inspector) will deliver a presentation on the Management of Aging Aircraft
Trent Fulcher (Airways NZ Innovation lead) will provide some insight into the Future of Air Traffic Management

21 June 2018 - Speakers: Sqn Ldr Paul Wright – RNZAF Officer Commanding Aeronautical Software and Avionic Systems: Data Contracts and Trouble Shooting complex faults (NZ3618)
Mr Gaetano Settineri – CAA: Design and Certification challenges for Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace

17 May 2018 - Speakers: Wg Cdr Graham Streatfield – NZDF Future Force Development: Visions of the Future
Simon Williams - Spidertracks, Director of Product Innovation - Aerial Firefighting Innovations

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