Given the aircraft was the only one of the operator’s aircraft fitted with either EGPWS or ACAS, there was no safety action the operator could introduce that would specifically address this safety issue.
Following the accident, the operator advised CASA that it would provide the training to flight crew for any other aircraft that were subsequently fitted with the systems.
In October 2017, the operator advised the ATSB:
As foreshadowed in the report, complete and comprehensive training in the EGPWS and TCAS systems was subsequently provided to all crew.
All crew during their induction courses attend a formal and programmed TCAS/GPWS course prior to commencement of flying duties. In addition to this face to face training for all, there is a Computer Based Training module for the B200 Air Ambulance pilots due to the different operating method related to integration with the Proline 21 avionics pack fitted.
Since the accident, Flight Crew Operating Manuals (FCOM’s) were developed for all aircraft types and all contain detailed information (both technical and operational) regarding both TCAS and EGPWS.
Most importantly, in 2010, formal Change Management policy and procedure was implemented across the Rex Group of Companies as part of our Group Safety Management System Manual chapter 6…with specific and particular reference to Introduction or modification of new equipment.
This has been an integral part of all our business units ever since.
Although another example of the introduction of such equipment has not occurred since the accident, numerous formal Risk Assessments have been completed as part of this formal Change Management process including for example the introduction of and the operational use by crew of performance data derived from APG (Aircraft Performance Group).
The issue that was identified in relation to the introduction of the new equipment has not reoccurred and cannot occur in the future...