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Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Recommendation details
Output No: R19980279
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) formulate requirements for inclusion into the documentation of Air Operators Certificate holders conducting in command under supervision training flights, specific instructions relating to the conduct of those flights; and

(ii) specify the minimum levels of relevant type experience, training and approval of pilots conducting the supervisory element of in command under supervision flights.

Initial response
Date issued: 22 March 2002
Response from: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Action status: Closed - Accepted
Response text:

I refer to Investigation Report 9802830 on the accident involving Cessna A185E, VH-HTS AT Calabash Bay, NSW on 26 July 1998 generating Recommendations R199801279, R19980280 and R19980284. Please accept my apologies for the delay in my reply.

Recommendation 19980279

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) recommends that CASA:

I. formulate requirements for inclusion into the documentation of Air (Operators Certificate holders conducting in command under supervision training flights, specific instructions relating to the conduct of those flights; and

II. specify the minimum levels of relevant type experience, training and approval of pilots conducting the supervisory element of in command under supervision flights.

CASA acknowledges the intent of the above recommendations and advises that these issues will be addressed in the proposed Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASRs) Parts 119, 121A and 121B.

A Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for each of these CASR Parts will be released in April 2002. As part of the NPRM consultative process, industry and interested parties are invited to provide their comments and feedback to the proposed regulations.

ATSB response:

In October 2005, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) issued Air Operator's Certification Manual (AOCM) - version 5. The AOCM included explanatory information for Flying Operations Inspectors about a Supervisory Pilot's role and the prerequisites for appointment. It noted that for small operators the position of the supervisory pilot is not normally required as the supervisory training can be carried out by a training and or check pilot already approved by CASA. This was seen as meeting the objectives of the recommendation relating to the supervised flying of pilots engaged in fare-paying passenger operations.

 

The proposed changes in the Civil Aviation Safety Authority's regulatory reform program, which was originally the basis for acceptance of the recommendation, have not yet been implemented. However, an Australian Transport Safety Bureau review of current documentation, including the AOCM, showed that other changes have occurred that in effect address the safety issues.

 
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