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Safety Action

Summary

Local safety action

As a result of the investigation, the following actions have been taken:

  1. The company operating the Bandeirante issued new standard operating instructions to their crews in relation to procedures for requesting descent into Cairns. These procedures should improve compliance with the AIP.
  2. Airservices Australia local management at Cairns introduced regular "Team" meetings for controllers to discuss safety deficiencies such as those described in this report. These meetings will also include simulated exercises involving aircraft emergency and unusual situations.
 
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