Recommendation R19980277

Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Recommendation details
Output No: R19980277
Date issued: 04 February 1999
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

The Bureau of Air Safety Investigation recommends that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority:

i) more appropriately define the minimum flight experience requirements for a chief pilot applicant of an organisation engaged in the carriage of fare-paying passengers, by clearly defining the relevance of particular types of experience to the nature of the operation; and

(ii) develop a process to assess the ability of a chief pilot applicant to administer and manage regulatory and safety compliance.

Initial response
Date issued: 09 February 2000
Response from: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Action status: Closed - Partially Accepted
Response text:

With respect to the recommendation R19980277, and to the findings of the above report:

Recommendation (i) ... "that CASA more appropriately define the minimum flight experience requirements for a chief pilot applicant..." The Civil Aviation Safety Authority's is that ACOM Vol 2 and CAO 82 appendix 1 adequately define and amplify the requirements for the experience levels of a chief pilot.

Recommendation (ii) ... "that CASA develop a process to assess the ability of a chief pilot applicant to administer and manage rregulatory and safety compliance". CASA agrees with the recommendation which suggests development of a process to assess the ability of a chief pilot applicant to administer and manage regulatory and safety compliance. Amendment to the AOCM is appropriate to more adequately address system safety management.

Last update 01 April 2011