Recommendation R20000302

Recommendation issued to: AirServices Australia

Recommendation details
Output No: R20000302
Date issued: 19 October 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 requirements for air traffic controller recency and specify the number of hours required, the shifts that do or do not qualify for such recency, and the documentation for recording such recency.

Initial response
Date issued: 03 October 2001
Response from: AirServices Australia
Action status: Response Not Required
Response text:

Whilst this recommendation is not on Airservices, it could directly affect our operations. As stated above the requirements for recency are specified in CATSOAM, much of which are adopted in the proposed CASRs. Prescribing "suitable shifts" is neither practical nor realistic given the diversity of traffic patterns and the variables in weather and other elements affecting traffic.

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Last update 05 April 2012