Recommendation R20040063

Recommendation issued to: AirServices Australia

Recommendation details
Output No: R20040063
Date issued: 07 June 2004
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety Recommendation

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Airservices Australia review the MATS amendment decision that removed the mandatory requirement to provide traffic information to aerodrome traffic.

Initial response
Date issued: 23 July 2004
Response from: AirServices Australia
Action status: Monitor
Response text:

This is agreed A MATS amendment process has been initiated regarding the mandatory requirement to provide traffic information to aerodrome traffic. The current instruction is in contravention of the CASR Part 172 Manual of Standards (MOS) and is being rectified. This difference between the MATS and the Part 172 MOS was due the MATS being amended and updated between the development and the implementation of the MOS.

ATSB response:

Your response to the recommendation R20040063 is accepted by the ATSB and its status will remain classified as "MONITOR" until the MATS amendment has been incorporated.

Further correspondence
Date issued: 16 September 2005
Response from: AirServices Australia
Response status: Closed - Not Accepted
Response text:

On 1 September 2005, Airservices Australia amended the Manual of Air Traffic Service to completely remove the previously amended section relating to the provision of aerodrome traffic information.

On 16 September 2005, the Civil Aviation Safety Regulation Part 172 Manual of Standards was amended, after agreement between CASA and Airservices Australia, to state:

When aircraft are operating visually as aerodrome traffic ATC must issue 1 or more of the following:

  1. clearances designed to maintain separation
  2. sequencing instructions
  3. relevant traffic information
Last update 01 April 2011