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.
||10 February 2012
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.