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Operator’s documented design objectives

Issue number: AO-2008-003-SI-08
Who it affects: Qantas Airways
Issue owner: Qantas Airways
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Background: Investigation Report AO-2008-003
Date: 13 December 2010

Safety issue description

The aircraft operator’s documented design objectives did not explicitly require the protection of non-structural systems from liquid contact or ingress.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Qantas Airways
Action number: AO-2008-003-NSA-037
Date: 13 December 2010
Action status: Closed
As a result of this occurrence, the aircraft operator is planning to include additional guidance on liquid management in its engineering design guide.

ATSB response:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action proposed by the aircraft operator will, when the guidance is included in the operator’s engineering design guide, adequately addresses the safety issue.
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The ATSB is satisfied that, when completed, the actions being undertaken will adequately address the safety issue.

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Last update 07 March 2014