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Flight crew proficiency

Issue number: AO-2010-027-SI-01
Who it affects:
Issue owner: AirAsia X
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Background: Investigation Report AO-2010-027
Date: 10 February 2012

Safety issue description

The aircraft operator’s flight crews were probably not adequately equipped to manage the vertical profile of non-precision approaches in other than autopilot managed mode.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: AirAsia X
Action number: AO-2010-027-NSA-024
Date: 10 February 2012
Action status: Closed
In response to these occurrences, AirAsia X developed a simulator training session that specifically targeted the Gold Coast approaches and emphasised the preference for pilots to conduct managed approaches. All flight crews were required to complete this training prior to further operations into the Gold Coast. In addition, AirAsia X implemented additional training and checking of crews operating to the Gold Coast and an instructor standardisation and enhancement program.
   
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification: The Aircraft operator has implemented additional training to ensure that their flight crew are adequately prepared to conduct a more complex approach such as the Gold Coast approaches
 
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Last update 08 January 2014