In response to this safety issue, Airservices Australia (Airservices) advised of the following proactive safety action:
Airservices agrees with the safety issue identified in the report. Airservices has commenced action to remove the MATS [Manual of Air Traffic Services] provision which allows the use of SHEED visual segment for all International Heavy and Super Heavy aircraft, rather than just Australian and New Zealand operators as detailed in MOS [Manual of Standards] Part 172. The related operational documentation will be reviewed and amended accordingly in line with our standard safety change management process.
Airservices will aim to introduce the permanent change to the November 2015 MATS [Manual of Air Traffic Services] update and will issue a temporary local instruction in the interim. Airservices will advise the ATSB when the action has been completed.