Aviation safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
|Date issued:||20 December 2001|
|Safety action status:|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority review flight recorder start/stop logic for all types in the Australian fleet where a type acceptance certificate has been issued to ensure that the aircraft meets the requirements of the Australian Civil Aviation Orders.
|Date issued:||28 February 2002|
|Response from:||Civil Aviation Safety Authority|
|Action status:||Closed - Not Accepted|
Most aeroplanes that are turbine powered and have Minimum
Take-Off Weights (MTOWs) exceeding 5700 kg are required by CAO
20.18 to be equipped with flight data recorders (FDR). However, all
aeroplanes of one type are not necessarily equipped with the one
type of FDR/FDAU. Aircraft manufacturers usually offer a choice of
FDR types and may customise a FDAU to record additional parameters
required by an operator.