Aviation safety issues and actions

Guidance material

Issue number: AO-2013-130-SI-01
Who it affects: Virgin Australia International Airlines B777 pilots
Issue owner: Virgin Australia International Airlines
Transport function: Aviation: Air transport
Background: Investigation Report AO-2013-130
Issue release date: 15 July 2015
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification:

The action by Virgin Australia International Airlines eliminates the risk associated with the safety issue.

Safety issue description

The presentation of the runway 34 visual approach in the operator's Route and Airport Information Manual increased the risk of the runway threshold crossing altitude being entered into the runway extension waypoint.

Proactive Action

Action number: AO-2013-130-NSA-031
Action organisation: Virgin Australia International Airlines
Date: 15 July 2015
Action status: Closed

Virgin Australia International Airlines has advised that the SHEED approach to runway 34 at Melbourne is no longer to be used by its Boeing 777 crews.

Last update 04 August 2015