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Unreliable airspeed training

Issue number: AO-2009-065-SI-02
Who it affects: The operator’s A330 flight crew
Issue owner: Jetstar Airways
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Background: Investigation Report AO-2009-065
Date: 27 January 2011

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 organisation: Jetstar Airways
Action number: AO-2009-065-NSA-061
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 response:

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

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Qantas Airways
Action number: AO-2009-065-NSA-062
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 response:

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

   
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

Training has been introduced to address the specific problem.

 
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Last update 11 February 2014