Aviation safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
|Date issued:||25 October 2004|
|Safety action status:|
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Civil
Aviation Safety Authority advise operators of Beechcraft King Air
and Raytheon King Air aircraft of the potential safety deficiency
of the cabin door warning system becoming prematurely earthed,
resulting in a sense switch or switches no longer providing an
electrical signal for its or their position.
The recommendation was simultaneously issued as R20040075 to the US Federal Aviation Administration.
In response to ATSB Recommendation R20040074 issued on 25 October 2004, CASA issued AWB31-3 issue 1 on 10 February 2005 to address the sense switch problem.
|Date issued:||07 December 2004|
|Response from:||Civil Aviation Safety Authority|
|Action status:||Closed - Accepted|
CASA has drafted an Airworthiness Bulletin (AWB) to be sent to
all operators of the aircraft highlighting the issue of proximity
of the switch and its contact with the airframe.