Recommendation R20010016

Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Recommendation details
Output No: R20010016
Date issued: 09 March 2001
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends the Civil Aviation Safety Authority consider revising Civil Aviation Safety Authority Safety Trend Indicator form to indicate organisational non-acquittal of Aircraft Surveillance Report ASSP 604 forms within the last 12 months.

Initial response
Date issued: 19 April 2001
Response from: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Action status: Closed - Accepted
Response text:

In relation to recommendation R20010016:

Non-acquittal of an ASR within a particular time period does not necessary reflect poorly on an operator. Consequently, for ASR acquittal information to be meaningful, in regards to Safety Trending, would need complex and prescriptive criteria to be developed and followed by CASA inspectors in the field.

Depending on the outcome of the review mentioned in Para 2 above, CASA would also explore what useful application that information might have in regard to the Safety Trend Indicator.

ATSB response:

ATSB Note: CASA has revised it's Aircraft Survey Report- ASSP 604 form to include a return portion with corrective action related to the noted discrepancy. This then precluded the opportunity for an ASSP 604 form non-acquittal.

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