Recommendation R20000301

Recommendation issued to: AirServices Australia

Recommendation details
Output No: R20000301
Date issued: 19 October 2001
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Airservices Australia review the documentation in relation to air traffic controller recency requirements, in particular, the methodology of how individuals can meet the requirements.

Initial response
Date issued: 03 October 2001
Response from: AirServices Australia
Action status: Closed - Accepted
Response text:

The requirements for recency emanate from Civil Aviation Order 50.1. These requirements were reviewed during the development of the proposed Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASRs) and translated into the proposed Regulations. Airservices details the working arrangements associated with these requirements in the Civil ATS Operations Administration Manual (CATSOAM) Section 7-2.

Having already undertaken a review of CAO 50.1, I see no reason to undertake another one. Airservices therefore rejects R20000301.

Conformance with recency requirements is a controller responsibility. There are clear guidelines published to assist controllers in this responsibility.

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