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Monitoring of landing gear through Flight Operational Quality Assurance

Issue number: AO-2009-066-SI-03
Who it affects: Qantas Airways
Issue owner: Qantas Airways
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Background: Investigation Report AO-2009-066
Date: 18 October 2011

Safety issue description

There were no soft and hard triggers in the operator’s Flight Operational Quality Assurance system to monitor the selection of the aircraft’s landing gear during an approach.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Qantas Airways
Action number: AO-2009-066-NSA-073
Date: 18 October 2011
Action status: Closed
In November 2010, Qantas Airlines introduced soft and hard triggers to its Flight Operational Quality Assurance system to monitor the selection of the aircraft's landing gear during an approach.

ATSB response:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by Qantas adequately addresses this safety issue.
   
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The company response was to include the recommended monitoring of landing gear selection.

 
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Last update 25 February 2014