Virgin Australia Airlines/Virgin Australia International did not have a policy requiring crews to independently cross-check environmental information and landing performance calculations in-flight, removing an opportunity to detect crew errors.
Virgin Australia/Virgin Australia International
18 September 2018
Virgin Australia/Virgin Australia International are reviewing cross-checking mechanisms within their existing aircraft performance standard operating procedures. The intention of this is to further strengthen error-detection and monitoring within the in-flight landing performance procedure.
Current issue status:
Safety action pending
The ATSB notes that Virgin Australia/Virgin Australia International is currently reviewing their internal policy on cross-checking aircraft performance calculations. The ATSB will monitor the operator’s progress and assess the safety issue on completion of that review.