Recommendation R19990168

Recommendation issued to: Department of Defence

Recommendation details
Output No: R19990168
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 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.

Initial response
Date issued: 31 March 2000
Response from: Department of Defence
Action status: Closed - Accepted
Response text:

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.

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