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Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Recommendation details
Output No: R20020082
Date issued: 19 August 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 requirements of Civil Aviation Order 20.11, with respect to the wearing of life jackets, to extend the requirements to the occupants of any aircraft that is standing, taxying, taking-off, landing or approaching to land, on water.

Initial response
Date issued: 27 September 2002
Response from: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Action status: Closed - Accepted
Response text:

Thank you for providing a copy of the re-issued Occurrence Brief 200105932 on the accident involving Cessna 185 floatplane Skywagon VH-JBM which occurred at Strahan, Tasmania on 29 December 2001. The Brief includes Recommendation R20020082:

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority review the requirement of Civil Aviation Order 20.11, with respect to wearing of life jackets, to extend the requirements to the occupants of any aircraft that is standing, taxying, taking-off, landing or approaching to land, on water.

As advised in our response to the draft Occurrence Brief, including Recommendation A, on 12 August 2002, the Authority is currently reviewing the regulatory requirements for wearing lifejackets in seaplanes and helicopters conducting over-water operations, as part of the Regulatory Reform Programme. Any proposal to change the legislation governing the use of lifejackets will be put to the aviation community as part of the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) process associated with the development of Part 121 B.

CASA will consider the amendment of Civil Aviation Order (CAO) 20.11 based on the outcomes of the NPRM process. The time for submission of responses to the Discussion Papers has only recently closed.

Thank you for bringing this matter to the attention of the Authority.

 
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