Aviation safety investigations & reports

Incorrect configuration involving Boeing 737, VH-VUB, near Sydney, NSW, on 12 July 2018

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


The ATSB is investigating an incorrect configuration incident involving a Boeing 737-8FE, registered VH-VUB, operated by Tiger Airways Australia, near Sydney Airport, NSW, on the 12 July 2018.

Passing 10,000 ft on climb, the cabin failed to pressurise. The crew subsequently detected that the pressurisation system had not been correctly armed during the pre-flight checks.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will obtain information from the flight crew, and additional information as required.

Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify those affected and seek safety action to address the issue.

General details
Date: 12 July 2018   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 10:40 EST   Investigation phase: Examination and analysis  
Location   (show map): near Sydney Airport   Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation  
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Incorrect configuration  
  Occurrence class: Operational  
Report status: Pending   Occurrence category: Incident  
Expected completion: 2nd Quarter 2019   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer The Boeing Company  
Aircraft model 737-8FE  
Aircraft registration VH-VUB  
Serial number 34013  
Operator Tiger Airways Australia  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Sector Jet  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Sydney, NSW  
Destination Melbourne, Vic.  
Last update 03 December 2018