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Issue, description, who it affects Date, status, type
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2017-069-SI-04Regulatory differentiation between community service flying and private operations
Number: AO-2017-069-SI-04
Description: AO-2017-069-SI-04:CASA did not have a system to differentiate between community service flights and other private operations, which limited its ability to identify risks. This hindered the Civil Aviation Safety Authority's ability to manage risks associated with community service flights.
Who it affects: All passengers on community service flights conducted by Angel Flight Australia
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: General aviation
Date, status, type
Date: 13 Aug 2019
Status: Adequately addressed
Type: Proactive Action
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2015-046-SI-05In-flight landing distance safety margin may be inadequate
Number: AO-2015-046-SI-05
Description: AO-2015-046-SI-05:Civil Aviation Order 20.7.1B stipulated that a 1.15 (15 per cent) safety margin was to be applied to the actual landing distance for jet-engine aircraft with a maximum take-off weight greater than 5,700 kg. This safety margin may be inadequate under certain runway conditions, which increases the risk of a ...
Who it affects: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 18 Sep 2018
Status: Safety action pending
Type: Proactive Action
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2015-046-SI-02Regulatory direction regarding damp runways
Number: AO-2015-046-SI-02
Description: AO-2015-046-SI-02:There was no regulatory direction from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority on how a damp runway was to be considered for aircraft landing performance.
Who it affects: Operators and pilots of aircraft where landing performance data is not available for damp runway surface conditions
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 18 Sep 2018
Status: Safety action pending
Type: Proactive Action
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2016-078-SI-01Air Operator Certificate holder fuel policy requirements
Number: AO-2016-078-SI-01
Description: AO-2016-078-SI-01:The current legislation does not require commercial operators of aircraft not greater than 5,700 kg maximum take-off weight to provide instructions and procedures for crosschecking the quantity of fuel on board before and/or during flight. This increases the risk that operators in this category will not implement effective fuel policies ...
Who it affects: Air Operator Certificate holders
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 02 Aug 2018
Status: Adequately addressed
Type: Proactive Action
  Safety Advisory Notice
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2014-190-SI-15Regulatory surveillance – assessing process in practice
Number: AO-2014-190-SI-15
Description: AO-2014-190-SI-15:Consistent with widely-agreed safety science principles, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s approach to surveillance of larger charter operators had placed significant emphasis on systems-based audits. However, its implementation of this approach resulted in minimal emphasis on evaluating the actual conduct of line operations (or ‘process in practice’).
Who it affects: All operators
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 23 Nov 2017
Status: Adequately addressed
Type: Proactive Action
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2014-190-SI-14Regulatory surveillance – scoping of audits
Number: AO-2014-190-SI-14
Description: AO-2014-190-SI-14:The Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s procedures and guidance for scoping an audit included several important aspects, but it did not formally include the nature of the operator’s activities, the inherent threats or hazards associated with those activities, and the risk controls that were important for managing those threats or hazards.
Who it affects: All operators
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 23 Nov 2017
Status: Adequately addressed
Type: Proactive Action
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2014-190-SI-13Regulatory surveillance – surveillance planning
Number: AO-2014-190-SI-13
Description: AO-2014-190-SI-13:Although the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) collected or had access to many types of information about a charter and/or aerial work operator, the information was not integrated to form a useful operations or safety profile of the operator. In addition, CASA’s processes for obtaining information on the nature and ...
Who it affects: All operators
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 23 Nov 2017
Status: Adequately addressed
Type: Proactive Action
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2014-190-SI-12Classification of air ambulance operations
Number: AO-2014-190-SI-12
Description: AO-2014-190-SI-12:Although air ambulance flights involved transporting passengers, in Australia they were classified as ‘aerial work’ rather than ‘charter’. Consequently, they were subject to a lower level of regulatory requirements than other passenger-transport operations (including requirements for fuel planning flights to remote islands).
Who it affects: All operators and flight crew that conduct air ambulance operations
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 23 Nov 2017
Status:
Type: Proactive Action
  Recommendation
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2014-190-SI-11Regulatory requirements and guidance for in-flight fuel management
Number: AO-2014-190-SI-11
Description: AO-2014-190-SI-11:The available regulatory guidance on in-flight fuel management and on seeking and applying en route weather updates was too general and increased the risk of inconsistent in-flight fuel management and decisions to divert.
Who it affects: All operators and flight crew, particularly those who conduct flights to remote or isolated aerodromes
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 23 Nov 2017
Status:
Type: Proactive Action
  Recommendation
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2014-190-SI-10Regulatory requirements and guidance for fuel planning of flights to remote islands and isolated aerodromes
Number: AO-2014-190-SI-10
Description: AO-2014-190-SI-10:Although passenger-carrying charter flights to Australian remote islands were required to carry alternate fuel, there were no explicit fuel planning requirements for other types of other passenger-carrying flights to remote islands. There were also no explicit Australian regulatory requirements for fuel planning of flights to isolated aerodromes. In addition, Australia ...
Who it affects: All operators and flight crew who conduct flights to remote or isolated aerodromes
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 23 Nov 2017
Status:
Type: Proactive Action
  Proactive Action
  Recommendation
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2014-053-SI-05 Classification of parachuting operations
Number: AO-2014-053-SI-05
Description: AO-2014-053-SI-05 :Classification of parachuting operations in the private category did not provide comparable risk controls to other similar aviation activities that involve the carriage of the general public for payment.
Who it affects: Australian parachuting industry
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: General aviation
Date, status, type
Date: 23 Jun 2017
Status: Safety action pending
Type: Proactive Action
  Proactive Action
  Recommendation
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2014-053-SI-03Dual-point restraints
Number: AO-2014-053-SI-03
Description: AO-2014-053-SI-03:Research has identified that rear‑facing occupants of parachuting aircraft have a higher chance of survival when secured by dual-point restraints, rather than the standard single-point restraints that were generally fitted to Australian parachuting aircraft.
Who it affects: Australian parachuting industry
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: General aviation
Date, status, type
Date: 23 Jun 2017
Status: Safety action pending
Type: Proactive Action
  Recommendation
  Proactive Action
  Recommendation
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2014-053-SI-02Unapproved aircraft flight control modifications
Number: AO-2014-053-SI-02
Description: AO-2014-053-SI-02:Some Cessna 206 parachuting aircraft, including VH-FRT, had their flight control systems modified without an appropriate maintenance procedure or approval. That increased the risk of flight control obstruction.
Who it affects: Parachute jump operators
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: General aviation
Date, status, type
Date: 23 Jun 2017
Status: Adequately addressed
Type: Proactive Action
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2014-053-SI-01 Secondary seat stop modification not mandatory
Number: AO-2014-053-SI-01
Description: AO-2014-053-SI-01 :Despite being categorised as mandatory for the pilot’s seat by the aircraft manufacturer, a secondary seat stop modification designed to prevent uncommanded rearward pilot seat movement and potential loss of control was not fitted to VH-FRT, nor was it required to be under United States or Australian regulations.
Who it affects: Single engine Cessna aircraft operators
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: General aviation
Date, status, type
Date: 23 Jun 2017
Status: Adequately addressed
Type: Recommendation
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2014-163-SI-01Flight manual requirements for amateur-built experimental aircraft
Number: AO-2014-163-SI-01
Description: AO-2014-163-SI-01:The Civil Aviation Safety Authority did not require builders of amateur‑built experimental aircraft to produce a flight manual, or equivalent, for their aircraft following flight testing. Without a flight manual the builder, other pilots and subsequent owners do not have reference to operational and performance data necessary to safely operate ...
Who it affects: Operators of amateur-built experimental aircraft
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: General aviation
Date, status, type
Date: 14 Apr 2016
Status: Safety action pending
Type: Recommendation
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2013-187-SI-01M18 Dromader airframe life factoring
Number: AO-2013-187-SI-01
Description: AO-2013-187-SI-01:Operators of some Australian M18 Dromaders, particularly those fitted with turbine engines and enlarged hoppers and those operating under Australian supplemental type certificate (STC) SVA521, have probably conducted flights at weights for which airframe life factoring was required but not applied. The result is that some of these aircraft could ...
Who it affects: Operators of PZL M18 aircraft
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: General aviation
Date, status, type
Date: 15 Feb 2016
Status: Adequately addressed
Type: Safety Advisory Notice
  Proactive Action
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2013-187-SI-07Civil Aviation Safety Authority records
Number: AO-2013-187-SI-07
Description: AO-2013-187-SI-07:Important information relating to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) airworthiness directive AD/PZL/5 was not contained in CASA’s airworthiness directive file, but on other CASA files with no cross-referencing between those files. This impacted CASA’s future ability to reliably discover that information and make appropriately‑informed decisions regarding the airworthiness directive.
Who it affects: All aircraft operators in Australia
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: General aviation
Date, status, type
Date: 15 Feb 2016
Status: Adequately addressed
Type: Proactive Action
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2013-187-SI-08Assessment of NDT procedures
Number: AO-2013-187-SI-08
Description: AO-2013-187-SI-08:The Civil Aviation Safety Authority did not have a defined process for a robust, systematic approach to the assessment and approval of alternative non-destructive inspection procedures to ensure that the proposed method provided an equivalent, or better, level of safety than the original procedure.
Who it affects: All aircraft operators in Australia
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority records
Operation affected: Aviation: General aviation
Date, status, type
Date: 15 Feb 2016
Status: Safety action pending
Type: Proactive Action
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2013-226-SI-04Unknown fatigue life of alternative tie rod design
Number: AO-2013-226-SI-04
Description: AO-2013-226-SI-04:When approving the change in material for the manufacture of the replacement tie rods, the design engineer did not identify that the original parts had a life limitation, or that they had shown susceptibility to fatigue cracking. As a result, the engineer did not compare the fatigue performance of the ...
Who it affects: Owners and operators of DH82 and DH82A Tiger Moth aircraft fitted with JRA 776 1 fuselage lateral tie rods
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: General aviation
Date, status, type
Date: 21 Jan 2016
Status: Adequately addressed
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2013-226-SI-06Fuselage lateral tie rod Australian Parts Manufacturer Approval
Number: AO-2013-226-SI-06
Description: AO-2013-226-SI-06:It was likely that, because of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s policy at the time, their engineering assessment of the tie rod design for inclusion in the manufacturer’s Australian Parts Manufacturer Approval did not consider the service history of the original tie rods or identify that they were subject to ...
Who it affects: Owners and operators of DH82 and DH82A Tiger Moth aircraft fitted with JRA 776 1 fuselage lateral tie rods
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: General aviation
Date, status, type
Date: 21 Jan 2016
Status: Adequately addressed
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