Recommendation R20040067

Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Recommendation details
Output No: R20040067
Date issued: 25 June 2004
Safety action status:

Output text

Safety Recommendation

The ATSB recommends that CASA review its airworthiness surveillance processes and Certificate of Approval assessment processes to ensure that it provides specific guidelines to assist CASA inspectors to assess whether a maintenance organisation has adequate personnel resources to conduct its required activities.

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

In addition to the information provided in CASA's response to recommendation R20040066, it should be noted that civil aviation legislation does not prescribe how many staff any organisation should employ within their organisation. The number of personnel each organisation should have is the responsibility of the certificate holder and dependent upon the individual management experience, type of work, processes involved, and the certification required.
To make a successful determination as to whether an organisation has adequate personnel resources (both in terms of competency and numbers), CASA relies primarily on the experience of the Inspector who conducts the audit and audit findings.
Inspectors have extensive experience in a number of organisations and are therefore the most qualified to determine whether an organisation has adequate staff.

Last update 01 April 2011