Aviation safety issues and actions

Flight crew training

Issue number: AO-2019-063-SI-02
Issue owner: Alliance Airlines Pty Limited
Transport function: Aviation: Air transport
Background: Investigation Report AO-2019-063
Issue release date: 07 June 2022
Current issue status: Closed – Adequately addressed
Issue status justification:

The ATSB notes that Alliance Airlines has taken safety action to reduce the risk of this safety issue.

Safety issue description

The operator’s training for the Fokker F28-Mk0100 did not prepare pilots for alpha mode activation during critical phases of flight.

Proactive action

Action number: AO-2019-063-PSA-02
Action organisation: Alliance Airlines Pty Limited
Action status: Closed

On 15 October 2020, the operator introduced new type qualification and cyclic training that encompassed alpha mode procedures through operations notice ON 201213. Initial training of alpha floor requirements was articulated further and alpha mode was introduced into cyclic training to ensure flight crew operating the F100 and F70 were checked as proficient twice a year.

Last update 07 June 2022