Recommendation R20000239

Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Recommendation details
Output No: R20000239
Date issued: 18 April 2001
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

The ATSB recommends that CASA ensures that all Australian operators of high capacity jet aircraft have in place procedures and training to ensure flight crews are adequately equipped for operations on wet/contaminated runways.

Initial response
Date issued: 20 March 2002
Response from: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Action status: Monitor
Response text:

CASA acknowledges the intent of this recommendation and advises that the procedures and training for operations on wet or contaminated runways are comprehensively addressed in proposed Civil Aviation Safety Regulation Part 121 A - Air Transport Operations -- Large Aeroplanes, which is scheduled for release for interested party consultation in April 2002 as a Notice of Proposed Rule-making (NPRM).

Appendix 1 to proposed CASR part 121A.965 -- Recurrent Training and Checking -- Pilots, contains the following:

A Recurrent Training

Recurrent training must comprise:

1. Ground and a refresher training

i the ground and refresher training must include:

a aeroplane systems;

b operational procedures and requirements including those relating to wet and contaminated runways, ground de/anti icing and flight crew member incapacitation; and

c accident\incident and occurrence review.

ii knowledge of the ground and refresher training must be verified by a question near or other suitable methods.

In addition to the proposed legislation, high-capacity jet aircraft procedures for operations on wet and contaminated runways are also addressed in the company's operations manual.

Subparagraph 1.1 (k) of the CA0 requires the inclusion of "instructions for determining that the aircraft performance is adequate under prevailing conditions in respect of the runway to be used", and in subparagraph 1.1 (0) requires the inclusion of information covering "procedures for operating in severe weather conditions involving ice, tail, thunderstorms, turbulence or potentially hazardous meteorological conditions".

While these requirements are general in nature, they clearly capture requirements that can operations manual should contain instructions and procedures covering operations with tropical rainfall results in wet or flooded runways.

ATSB Note:

Work on CASR 121 Large aeroplanes is ongoing but based on the previous advice ATSB reclassifies the recommendation as Closed-Accepted (26 March 2008).

Further correspondence
Date issued: 26 March 2008
Response from: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Response status: Closed - Accepted
Response text:
Last update 05 April 2012