Recommendation R20010072

Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Recommendation details
Output No: R20010072
Date issued: 20 December 2001
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority publish information for the guidance of operators and pilots regarding the correct procedures for simulating engine failures in turbo-propeller aircraft.

Initial response
Date issued: 02 January 2002
Response from: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Action status: Monitor
Response text:

CASA advised that the authority will issue an amendment to Civil Aviation Advisory Publication (CAAP) 5.23-1(0).

The amendment will highlight appropriate engine-out training procedures, and include a recommendation that engine-out performance in turbo-propeller aeroplanes be simulated by the use of an appropriate torque setting, rather than loading the aircraft to 90 per cent of MAUW as presently recommended.

To support this amendment, CASA's Aviation Safety Compliance Division, as part of scheduled surveillance, will ensure that operators' manuals contain appropriate procedures for the conduct of multi-engine training, and that targeted surveillance is performed on operators of turbo-propeller aeroplanes conducting multi-engine training.

To highlight this important safety initiative to the aviation industry, CASA will draw attention to appropriate engine-out training procedures during forthcoming safety promotion activities.

Further correspondence
Date issued: 04 April 2006
Response from: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Response status: Closed - Accepted
Response text:

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority have advised that they intend to revise and re-issue CAAP 5.23-1(0) by December 2006.

In July 2007, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority issued CAAP 5.23-2(0) Multi-engine Aeroplane Operations and Training.

Last update 01 April 2011