Recommendation R20020239

Recommendation issued to: International Civil Aviation Organization

Recommendation details
Output No: R20020239
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 the classification and format of service information issued by aircraft, engine, and component manufacturers.

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

The Airworthiness Panel of the Air Navigation Commission considered this item and came to a conclusion that it would not be possible to develop a Standard that could be applied on a worldwide basis across all aircraft types, engines and components. This can be illustrated by considering the classification and format of service information needed for a large transport aircraft and then applying the same classification and format to service information needed for a hydraulic component. The Airworthiness Panel could not see any reasonable way to mitigate the problem at the Standards and Recommended Practices level and concluded the matter should be left to the State of Design, working with the aircraft design organization.

Further correspondence
Date issued: 04 February 2003
Response from: International Civil Aviation Organization
Response status: Open
Response text:

The AIRP [Airworthiness Panel] Working Group of the Whole continued discussing the issue at its meeting in January 2003 to develop recommendations for AIRP/1 (Montreal, 1 to I 1 April 2003).

In case the issue of SBs classification is not completed at AIRP/1, it will be necessary to include it as a new item for future work of AIRP to be approved by the Commission.

Last update 03 April 2012