Aviation safety issues and actions

Aircraft's pilot operating handbook

Issue number: AO-2010-025-SI-02
Who it affects: Owners, operators and pilots of Victa Airtourer aircraft
Issue owner: Airtourer Association
Operation affected: Aviation: General aviation
Background: Investigation Report AO-2010-025
Date: 14 December 2010

Safety issue description

Information contained in the approved flight manual and pilot's operating handbook was not applicable to the engine that was fitted to the aircraft.

Proactive Action

Action number: AO-2010-025-NSA-002
Date: 14 December 2010
Action status: Closed

The aircraft owner’s association has updated a previously-written article on this risk and the article on Flight Manual Supplements has been placed on the Airtourer Association website. The article was also published in the association’s November Newsletter.

The association has also drafted an Operations Bulletin advising certificate of registration holders and pilots of the possibility of AFM data being amended by a supplement. That document is currently undergoing the association’s document review process. The association also intends to hold an 'AFM [Approved Flight Manual] Workshop' at one of their upcoming aircraft ‘fly-ins’ to provide registered owners with the knowledge to allow them to assess their own aircraft’s AFMs for all required supplements.

ATSB response:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action being taken by the aircraft owner’s association will, when complete, adequately address the safety issue.

Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

Association has written an Operations Bulletin on Flight Manual Supplements

Last update 21 February 2014