Research report: Fatigue experience and culture in Australian commercial air transport pilots Final report release
An ATSB survey of commercial pilots in Australia has found the majority reported being well rested at the end of their last duty, while identifying a small but significant number of pilots reported sleep levels consistent with those shown to be associated with impaired performance.
Near collision involving Cessna 210, VH-SYT, and Cessna 206, VH-HPA, 46 km SW of Darwin Airport, Northern Territory, on 6 December - final report release
This serious incident highlights the limitations of the see-and-avoid principle and the value of airborne collision avoidance system (ACAS) technology.
Engine failure and forced landing of Beech Aircraft 76, VH-BDS, 49km NW of Cessnock Airport, NSW, on 1 June 2018 - final report release
The report highlights the importance of correctly configuring a multi-engine aircraft following an engine failure, the recurring safety concern of carburettor icing, and the need to conduct pre-flight passenger safety briefings.
Sling loading incident involving Bell Helicopter 205, VH-HUE, near Talbingo, NSW, on 10 January 2019 - new investigation
The ATSB is investigating a sling loading incident involving a Bell 205A-1 helicopter, registered VH-HUE, near Talbingo, NSW, on 10 January 2019. During sling load operations, the load released and struck the loadmaster resulting in serious injuries.
Loss of power on take-off and forced landing involving Cessna 182, VH-DGF, Tooradin, Victoria on 6 January 2019 - new investigation
The aircraft was being used for parachuting operations, with a pilot and four parachutists on board. The pilot reported that soon after take-off, at about 400 ft above the ground, the engine sustained a sudden power loss.
The FlySafe 2019 Aviation Safety Forum is a first for the Australian aviation community.
To be convened by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) and Airservices Australia, the forum represents a unique opportunity for the aviation industry to address and confront safety issues, as we continue to work together to improve aviation safety in Australia.