Aviation safety issues and actions

Data integrity system

Issue number: AO-2011-070-SI-01
Who it affects:
Issue owner: Tiger Airways Australia Pty Limited
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Background: Investigation Report AO-2011-070
Date: 19 November 2012

Safety issue description

The operator’s lack of awareness of the data providers’ assumption that the operator was complying with DO-200A Standards for Processing Aeronautical Data, which was not mandated in Australia, meant that the quality of the data was not assured.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Tiger Airways Australia Pty Limited
Action number: AO-2011-070-NSA-029
Date: 19 November 2012
Action status: Closed

In response to these safety issues, the operator has enhanced its safety management system in respect of its data management.

These auditable enhancements include the:

• Introduction of a controlled system and designated manager to ensure the consistent notification by flight crew of identified data anomalies.

• Requirement for the immediate management of reported data anomalies and their notification to all flight crew.

• Establishment of an anomaly rectification process that records actions and notifies the data supplier.

• Requirement to validate any updated database notifications prior to their use.

• Acquittal of rectified data anomalies and their notification to flight crew.

ATSB response:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by Tiger Airways will adequately address these safety issues.

Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification: A procedure has been developed to properly manage the risks identified in this safety issue.
Last update 08 January 2014