Recommendation R20040064

Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Recommendation details
Output No: R20040064
Date issued: 25 June 2004
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety Recommendation

The ATSB recommends that CASA conduct a national review of the level of operator compliance with the requirements of mandatory turbine engine condition monitoring programs, particularly for passenger carrying operations.

Initial response
Date issued: 23 August 2004
Response from: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Action status: Closed - Not Accepted
Response text:

Audit elements covering turbine engine condition monitoring programs (ECMP) are already included in the 2004/05 surveillance program of airlines, and are reflected in the Control Group Inspectors (CGI) Handbook. Furthermore, I am advised that after 2004/05, Airline Operations Branch will also add this element to the audit list in its Regulatory Oversight System trial and will be scoped according to risk. I understand that the CASA's General Aviation Operations Branch has engine trend monitoring as an element for aircraft maintenance audits. However, it is not intended that this will be an element of particular focus.

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