Aviation safety issues and actions

Compromised separation training

Issue number: AO-2009-080-SI-01
Who it affects: All Airservices Australia air traffic controllers
Issue owner: Airservices Australia
Transport function: Aviation: Airspace management
Background: Investigation Report AO-2009-080
Issue release date: 24 June 2011
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification:

The ATSB notes the action by Airservices related to R20030056 and R20030057 and in response to the issues identified in this investigation. The ATSB is satisfied that, the combined action in response to R20030056 and R20030057 and that recommended by the Airservices investigation will, when implemented, adequately address the identified safety issues.

Safety issue description

The controller had not received training in compromised separation recovery techniques.

Proactive Action

Action number: AO-2009-080-NSA-067
Action organisation: Airservices Australia
Date: 24 June 2011
Action status: Closed

Airservices has indicated that it plans to implemented a Compromised Separation Recovery training module for the enroute air traffic control groups, with the intention that all group controllers will undertake that training in the 2010/11 financial year.

In addition, a dedicated Compromised Separation Recovery training module is now delivered at the Airservices Learning Academy.

ATSB comment:

The ATSB notes the action by Airservices related to R20030056 and R20030057 and in response to the issues identified in this investigation.

The ATSB is satisfied that, the combined action in response to R20030056 and R20030057 and that recommended by the Airservices investigation will, when implemented, adequately address the identified safety issues.

Last update 30 January 2014