Aviation safety issues and actions

Unreliable airspeed training

Issue number: AO-2009-065-SI-02
Who it affects: The operator’s A330 flight crew
Issue owner: Jetstar Airways
Transport function: Aviation: Air transport
Background: Investigation Report AO-2009-065
Issue release date: 27 January 2011
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification:

Training has been introduced to address the specific problem.

Safety issue description

By the time of the 28 October 2009 occurrence, many of the operator’s A330 flight crew had not received unreliable airspeed training. Such training started being introduced in the operator’s recurrent training program before the occurrence.

Proactive Action

Action number: AO-2009-065-NSA-061
Action organisation: Jetstar Airways
Date: 27 January 2011
Action status: Closed

The operator included an introduction to unreliable airspeed situations in its A330 recurrent (cyclic) training session for the period October 2009 to March 2010. Further training is being included in the following cyclic session (April to September 2010).

ATSB comment:

The ATSB is satisfied that that the action by the Australian operators adequately addresses this safety issue.

Proactive Action

Action number: AO-2009-065-NSA-062
Action organisation: Qantas Airways
Date: 27 January 2011
Action status: Closed

The associated Australian A330 operator (Qantas) advised that its A330 cyclic training session from 19 June 2009 to January 2010 included discussion items and a simulator exercise applying the unreliable airspeed / ADR check procedure.

ATSB comment:

The ATSB is satisfied that that the action by the Australian operators adequately addresses this safety issue.

Last update 11 February 2014