Recommendation R20020238

Recommendation issued to: International Civil Aviation Organization

Recommendation details
Output No: R20020238
Date issued: 15 November 2002
Safety action status:

See ATSB report BS/20010005,

"Investigation into Ansett Australia maintenance safety deficiencies and the control of continuing airworthiness of Class A aircraft".

Output text

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the International Civil Aviation Organization develop standards for States of Registry to ensure that there are appropriate performance measures for continuing airworthiness standards, that take into consideration:
* the process defined in the standard
* a defined outcome that the standard is intended to achieve.

Initial response
Date issued: 17 March 2008
Response from: International Civil Aviation Organization
Action status: Closed - Accepted
Response text:

It is believed that the intent of the recommendation was achieved by work which culminated in the 9th Edition (Amendment 98) to Annex 8 -Airworthiness of Aircraft which became applicable on 2 March 2004. The changes to Annex 8 included restructuring Part II into four chapters, namely, Type Certificate, Production. Certificate of Airworthiness and Continuing Airworthiness with the intent of assisting States to understand their responsibilities. ICAO Standards in these areas are high level and do not prescribe the process or means by which a State complies with the Standards, however, more detailed guidance material has been included in these areas in the revised Airworthiness Manual (Doc 9760).

Last update 03 April 2012