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Recommendation issued to: AirServices Australia

Recommendation details
Output No: R19980163
Date issued: 18 August 1998
Safety action status:
Background:

See report B98/90 - 'Systemic investigation into factors underlying air safety occurrences in Sydney Terminal Area airspace'.

Output text

The Bureau of Air Safety Investigation recommends that Airservices Australia consider providing early advice of the landing runway to the flight crews of inbound aircraft so that required cockpit procedures may be completed before flights enter the airspace of the Sydney Terminal Area.

Initial response
Date issued: 28 August 1998
Response from: AirServices Australia
Action status: Monitor
Response text:

I refer to your letter of 14 August 1998 concerning the Bureau of Air Safety Investigation (BASI) report on operations in the Sydney terminal airspace area (Investigation Report B98/90).

The report was initially considered by the Board Safety and Environment Committee on 14 August 1998, the day the report was formally issued by Government. Subsequently, the BASI report was considered at the full Board Meeting, held on 21 August 1998.

The Board and Management of Airservices are affording priority consideration to the BASI recommendations and findings. We will work closely with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority in assessing the actions necessary to address the recommendations and findings of the BASI report.

I will write again shortly, when the specific action plans are developed.

Further correspondence
Date issued: 16 November 1998
Response from: AirServices Australia
Response status: Closed - Accepted
Response text:

I am writing in response to the BASI report on the Investigation of Systemic Safety Issues at Sydney Airport.

The attached response provides details on Airservices ongoing actions to address the recommendations. Airservices is working closely with CASA to resolve the issues of mutual concern.

I must stress that this process is being approached with caution and planning to ensure minimal disruption to the safe and efficient operations of Sydney Airport.

Airservices will provide you with further reports on progress in due course.

R980163 Airservices Australia consider providing early advice of the landing runway to the flight crews of inbound aircraft so that required cockpit procedures may be completed before flight enter the airspace of the Sydney Terminal Area.

This matter has been under consideration for some time and changes will be introduced to give effect to this recommendation in December 1998.

ATSB response:

The following correspondence was forwarded to Airservices Australia on 4 January 1999:

R980163 - Airservices Australia consider providing early advice of the landing runway to the flight crews of inbound traffic so that required cockpit procedures may be completed before flights enter the airspace of the Sydney Terminal Area.

Response classification: CLOSED-ACCEPTED

The Bureau has noted the Sydney Temporary Local Instruction 98/142 titled 'Runway and speed expectations for aircraft arriving Sydney' (20 November 1998), which relates to Airservices' action in response to this recommendation.

 
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