Aviation safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
|Date issued:||03 July 2002|
|Safety action status:|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority ensure the adequacy of the maintenance requirements for calibration, functional test and return to service of barometric pressure switches used to activate deployment of drop down passenger oxygen masks in Australian registered pressurised aircraft engaged in the carriage of fare paying passengers.
|Date issued:||01 October 2002|
|Response from:||Civil Aviation Safety Authority|
|Action status:||Closed - Accepted|
CASA intends raising an Airworthiness Bulletin (AWB) to provide
advice on how this feature may be incorporated into maintenance
documentation covering periodic maintenance of barometric pressure
switches in Australian registered pressurised aircraft. CASA's
long-term approach will be influenced by the response of other
aviation authorities to the liaison initiated by CASA as the result
of Recommendation 20020109.