Recommendation R20010253

Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Recommendation details
Output No: R20010253
Date issued: 20 December 2001
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority ensure that all aircraft entering the Australian Register be subject to appropriate scrutiny to ensure that the aircraft complies with the requirements of the Australian Civil Aviation Regulations and Civil Aviation Orders.

Initial response
Date issued: 28 February 2002
Response from: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Action status: Closed - Accepted
Response text:

CASA accepts the above Recommendations and will take the following action:

Issue an Airworthiness Bulletin that;

(i) recommends all Certificate of Registration holders that operate aircraft that require a FDR to be installed to:

i. Check the aircraft to ensure compliance with CAO 20.18;
ii. Advise CASA through the Service Difficulty Reporting process of any aircraft that do not comply; iii. If the aircraft does not comply, contact the aircraft manufacturer or a CAR 35 person to have the aircraft modified to meet the requirements of CAO 20.18; and

(ii) explains to those persons issuing a Certificate of Airworthiness for an aircraft, the requirements for first of airframe/(Flight Data Acquisition Unit (FDAU)/FD combination.

Update the CASA Certificate of Airworthiness and Special Flight Permits Manual to ensure that appropriate action is taken in relation to FDRs as part of the initial Certificate of Airworthiness issue.

Last update 01 April 2011