Recommendation R20010037

Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Recommendation details
Output No: R20010037
Date issued: 16 February 2001
Safety action status:

See Air Safety Information Paper `ATSB Survey of Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers in Australia'.

Output text

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that CASA when conducting surveillance of maintenance organisations, considers the existence of an error reporting policy as a positive safety indicator.

Initial response
Date issued: 03 September 2001
Response from: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Action status: Closed - Partially Accepted
Response text:

CASA acknowledges the intent of this recommendation, and notes that the presence of an error reporting policy may not guarantee a measurable improvement to safety, or be viewed as a positive safety indicator.

CASA believes, however, that the Authority's challenge is to encourage the aviation industry to implement an error reporting policy that focuses on systems and future improvements and is not punitive.

Last update 01 April 2011