Recommendation R20020243

Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Recommendation details
Output No: R20020243
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 Civil Aviation Safety Authority review the effectiveness of the system for the transmission of information on faults, malfunctions and defects to the organisation responsible for the aircraft's type design, in accordance with ICAO Annex 8, Part II, paragraph 4.2.5.

Initial response
Date issued: 31 October 2006
Response from: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Action status: Closed - Accepted
Response text:

In October 2006, CASA issued Notice of Proposed Rule Making NPRM 0604MS, A Proposal to Modernise and Harmonise Rules for the Maintenance of Australian Aircraft and Licensing of Aircraft Maintenance Personnel for industry comment by 27 November 2006.

The NPRM addresses the policy outcomes of adopting a regulatory style similar to that proven by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and would amend Parts 42, 66, 145 and 147 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASRs).

ATSB response:

The NPRM, as proposed, should address the issue in the recommendation.

Further correspondence
Date issued: 30 January 2003
Response from: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Response status: Monitor
Response text:

The Authority supports this Recommendation. The Recommendation is being implemented through the introduction of a database of Type Certificate Holders and manufacturers that will link to the Authority's Service Difficulty Report (SDR) system. Work has commenced on this project and is planned to be completed in August 2003.

ATSB comment:

The ATSB will continue to monitor the implementation of CASA's proposed safety action.

Last update 03 April 2012