Recommendation R20020053

Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Recommendation details
Output No: R20020053
Date issued: 11 July 2002
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety Recommendation

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority review the adequacy of requirements covering protection of the engine fire detector loom wires in Boeing 767 engine compartments.

Initial response
Date issued: 08 August 2003
Response from: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Action status: Closed - Accepted
Response text:

I refer to the letter of 24 June 2003 in which a copy of the United States Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) response to the Bureau's Recommendation 20020051 was forwarded to the Authority.

The Authority notes the response by the FAA in which it concluded that 'amendment of the regulation affecting fire detector systems is not appropriate'. The Authority has no further comment.

Further correspondence
Date issued: 06 September 2002
Response from: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Response status: Monitor
Response text:

The Authority notes that Recommendations R20020051, addressed to the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and Recommendation R20020052, addressed to the Joint Aviation Authority (JAA), are expressed in essentially the same terms as Recommendation R20020053 to CASA.

As the responsible certifying authority in this instance is the FAA, CASA's view is that the FAA's response to R20020051 should adequately and appropriately address the issues of concern to the Bureau. No further action is therefore proposed at this time in regard to this fire protection loom.

The Authority would appreciate receiving copies of the FAA and JAA responses as they become available.

ATSB response:

The FAA response was forwarded to CASA on 24 June 2003.

Last update 03 April 2012