Recommendation R20000198

Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Recommendation details
Output No: R20000198
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 ensure that any company registered for fare-paying passenger operations has standard operating procedures that are adequate for self-separation assurance.

Initial response
Date issued: 13 December 2000
Response from: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Action 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 R20000198, CASA currently audits air transport operations to ensure that safety management systems are established and maintained, and the new regulations (CASR Part 119) being developed will introduce more stringent requirements to ensure that such matters are addressed in the standard operating procedures of all air transport companies.

Last update 05 April 2012