Recommendation R20040057

Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Recommendation details
Output No: R20040057
Date issued: 04 May 2004
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety Recommendation

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that CASA develop formal advisory material for pilots, based on relevant research and publications, about collision risk management strategies. This formal guidance material should include, but not necessarily be limited to, information on visual scanning techniques, situations where visual scanning is most important, other techniques to increase the likelihood of detecting other aircraft, types of spectacles and sunglasses best suited for aviation tasks, and collision avoidance manoeuvres.

Initial response
Date issued: 05 July 2004
Response from: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Action status: Monitor
Response text:

CASA has published a number of articles relating to "See and Avoid". The most recent of these articles was published in the September/October 2003 edition of Flight Safety Australia, A copy of this edition is attached for your information.

CASA will consider this recommendation in the new training standards currently being developed for Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 61.

I understand that [name deleted], General Manager, Aviation Safety Promotion has been in contact with [name deleted] of the ATSB regarding the possibility of a joint ATSB/CASA publication. I am advised that the publication would cover the issues raised by the Bureau in its research report of 1991 and include updated information and material on traffic situation awareness.

ATSB response:

The ATSB notes the action taken by CASA and has amended the status of this recommendation to Closed-Partially Accepted.

Last update 01 April 2011