Aviation safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
|Date issued:||04 February 1999|
|Safety action status:|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
The Bureau of Air Safety Investigation recommends that the Civil
Aviation Safety Authority:
(i) formulate requirements for all operators conducting fare-paying passenger flights to develop and publish procedures, for the guidance of crews, that permit the safe operation of aircraft from those locations that do not meet the minimum physical characteristics of licensed aerodromes;
(ii) require initial and routine checks of competency of crews operating into those locations, or locations with similar physical characteristics; and
(iii) record these checks in company training records.
|Date issued:||22 March 2002|
|Response from:||Civil Aviation Safety Authority|
|Action status:||Closed - Accepted|
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.
The proposed changes in the Civil Aviation Safety Authority's (CASA) regulatory reform program, which was originally the basis for acceptance of the recommendation, have not yet been implemented. However, a June 2006 ATSB review of current documentation, including the Air Operators Certification Manual, shows that the CASA approval process for the issue of Air Operator Certificates should increase the likelihood that this safety issue relating to fare-paying passenger operations is identified and addressed.