Recommendation R20000199

Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Recommendation details
Output No: R20000199
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 its educational program for all levels of pilot licences to improve pilot understanding of separation assurance techniques.

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 R20000199, CASA is currently reviewing all pilot licensing requirements within the context of the new CASR Part 61. Competency based standards are being progressively introduced to ensure that all pilots have an adequate knowledge of operational subjects, including separation assurance techniques.

Last update 05 April 2012