Aviation safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Department of Defence
|Date issued:||04 January 2000|
|Safety action status:|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
The Directorate of Flying Safety-ADF and the Bureau of Air Safety Investigation (ATSB) recommends that the Maritime Patrol Group investigate means of improving Orion aircraft navigational accuracy and reliability, particularly in regard to GPS, pending the implementation of Project Air 5276.
|Date issued:||31 March 2000|
|Response from:||Department of Defence|
|Action status:||Closed - Accepted|
MPG assesses that the GPS system used during the incident was only one of the factors that contributed to navigational errors experienced by the crew. Nevertheless, MPG has initiated action to put in place a more capable interim GPS capability pending the introduction of the AP-3C.