Aviation safety issues and actions

Flight plan document design

Issue number: AO-2009-012-SI-03
Who it affects: The operator’s flight crew
Issue owner: Emirates
Transport function: Aviation: Air transport
Background: Investigation Report AO-2009-012
Issue release date: 16 December 2011
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification:

The flight plan now contains a space for the green dot speed

Safety issue description

The lack of a designated position in the pre-flight documentation to record the green dot speed precipitated a number of informal methods of recording that value, lessening the effectiveness of the green dot check within the loadsheet confirmation procedure.

Proactive Action

Action number: AO-2009-012-NSA-085
Action organisation: Emirates
Date: 15 December 2011
Action status: Closed
On 21October 2011, Emirates advised that they had introduced a designated field for the crew to record the green dot speed on the flight plan. An example flight plan showing the location of the green dot speed in the revised plan follows.

ATSB comment:

The ATSB is satisfied that the safety action adequately addressed the safety issue.
Last update 31 January 2014