Aviation safety issues and actions

ATC Group Practices

Issue number: AO-2010-012-SI-01
Who it affects: All Airservices Australia air traffic controllers
Issue owner: Airservices Australia
Operation affected: Aviation: Airspace management
Background: Investigation Report AO-2010-012
Date: 30 November 2010

Safety issue description

Practices used within the ATS Group did not ensure that NOTAMs were effectively reviewed and communicated.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Airservices Australia
Action number: AO-2010-012-NSA-001
Date: 30 November 2010
Action status: Closed
Airservices Australia has reviewed the procedures for the review and communication of notices to airmen and considers that if correctly applied, the procedures are sound. However, as a result of this incident, Airservices will conduct an education program to highlight the effect on safety, when information pertaining to a controller’s area of responsibility is not considered appropriately or reviewed prior to that information being provided to pilots.

ATSB response:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by Airservices Australia has adequately addressed the safety issue.
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

ASA has provided evidence of the education program having been conducted.

Last update 18 March 2016