Aviation safety issues and actions

CASA ALA guidance on runway overrun areas

Issue number: AO-2018-025-SI-01
Who it affects: All owners and users of ALAs
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: General aviation
Background: Investigation Report AO-2018-025
Date: 22 October 2019

Safety issue description

The Civil Aviation Advisory Publication for Aeroplane Landing Areas (92-1(1)) did not have guidance for the inclusion of a safe runway overrun area.

Response to safety issue

With the impending regulatory change with Part 91 (General operating and flight rules) of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) 1998 and subsequent regulation, CAAP 92-1(1) will require review. The Civil Aviation Advisory Publication (CAAP) was written prior to the introduction of Part 139 of the CASR 1998 and associated Manual of Standards (MOS). It should be noted the cost and impact of requiring the 30 m runway strip end, and potential runway end safety area (RESA), may be difficult for industry.

ATSB comment in response

The ATSB notes the Civil Aviation Safety Authority's intention of revising the Civil Aviation Advisory Publication. The ATSB will monitor the Civil Aviation Safety Authority's progress and assess the safety issue on completion of amendments made to this publication.

Recommendation

Action organisation: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Action number: AO-2018-025-SR-012
Date: 22 October 2019
Action status: Released

The ATSB recommends the Civil Aviation Safety Authority include guidance for the inclusion of a safe runway overrun area in their regulatory guidance for Aeroplane Landing Areas.

Current issue status: Safety action pending
Last update 22 October 2019