Aviation safety issues and actions
Interim Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
|Date issued:||23 February 1999|
|Safety action status:|
|Background:||Why this Interim Recommendation was developed|
The Bureau of Air Safety Investigation recommends that the Civil
Aviation Safety Authority develop a regulatory requirement for
passengers to wear seat belts at all times when seated.
In addition, as a result of the investigation into the above safety deficiency, the Bureau simultaneously issues interim recommendation IR980223 to all Australian airlines:
"The Bureau of Air Safety Investigation recommends that all Australian airlines introduce a company requirement for passengers to wear seat belts at all times when seated".
|Date issued:||06 April 1999|
|Response from:||Civil Aviation Safety Authority|
|Action status:||Closed - Accepted|
The subject Interim Recommendation is closely related to a
previous BASI recommendation (R980239 dated 24 November 1998). This
proposed that CASA investigate the feasibility of providing means
of restraint against injury when passengers and crew are not
restrained in seats during unexpected turbulence. As a result of
this earlier recommendation, CASA has requested the Asia Pacific
Cabin Safety Working Group (APCSWG) to provide input into an
investigation of turbulence injuries and potential injuries in
Australia and investigate means of reducing injuries. This task was
accepted at the 19 March 1999 meeting of the Working Group. [name
supplied] is the CASA contact with the APCSWG.