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Safety Action


As a result of this occurrence, the aircraft operator advised the Australian Transport Safety Bureau that it would:

  • align all documents defining the marshalling process to comply with the International Civil Aviation Organization standard and issue instructions to staff to ensure compliance
  • use marshalling equipment when it is available
  • recommend to the airport operator that parking bays be renamed.

In addition, The Civil Aviation Safety Authority advised that it will take the following action:

  • ascertain if any airports have procedures that require aircraft to reverse park on a bay
  • determine if any other airports use the term 'reverse bay'
  • ensure that the term 'reverse bay' is discontinued
  • discuss with operators the use of marshalling bats
  • ensure all operators use standard marshalling signals in accordance with CAO 20.3.
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