Recommendation R20000184

Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Recommendation details
Output No: R20000184
Date issued: 24 April 2001
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority review the current level of education among all levels of the industry with a view to maximising transponder activation in all airspace.

Initial response
Date issued:
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Further correspondence
Date issued: 13 December 2000
Response from: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Response status: Closed - Accepted
Response text:

I refer to the draft ASO Report on the traffic confliction incident involving Beech 1900, VH-IMA, Beech 1900, VH-IMH, Piper PA-31 (Chieftain) VH-SVV, and De Havilland DHC-8-201 (Dash 8), VH-TQO, which occurred near Port Macquarie, NSW on 28 April 1999.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority does not agree with recommendations R20000181 and R20000182, but supports recommendations R20000184, R20000198 and R20000199. R20000183 is still being considered.

With regard to recommendation R20000184, recent articles in Flight Safety Australia have highlighted both the use of transponders generally and the specific transponder requirements for the effectiveness of TCAS. CASA will continue to encourage all levels of industry to a greater level of understanding of the importance of transponder activation.

ATSB comment:

Based on the previous advice, supporting the recommendation, and industry education material provided with recent airspace changes the ATSB reclassifies the recommendation as Closed-Accepted (20 February 2008).

Last update 05 April 2012