Recommendation R19990166

Recommendation issued to: AusSAR

Recommendation details
Output No: R19990166
Date issued: 04 January 2000
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

The Directorate of Flying Safety-ADF and the Bureau of Air Safety Investigation (ATSB) recommends that AusSAR develop a standard format for the in-flight retasking of search and rescue aircraft and ensure that all personnel involved in search and rescue operations are familiar with that format.

Initial response
Date issued: 03 May 2000
Response from: AusSAR
Action status: Closed - Accepted
Response text:

AusSAR has introduced a standard "Amended SAR Briefing Form" that can be faxed or e-mailed to an operator who is communicating directly with an aircraft to be re-tasked in-flight. The form ensures that the amended briefing is comprehensive and reduces the prospects for transmission errors.

However, AusSAR has refrained from requiring aircraft that might be tasked for SAR operations to carry blank copies of the form, preferring to allow air operators to use their own means to transmit and record tasking instructions.

It is considered that the intent of this recommendation has been satisfied.

Last update 01 April 2011