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Safety Advisory Notice issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Recommendation details
Output No: SAN20040044
Date issued: 18 March 2004
Safety action status: Closed
Background: Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed

Output text

Safety Advisory Notice

The ATSB suggests that CASA, through its industry publications, should inform operators that a pilot's induction program should reflect the risks inherent in the proposed operation, and take account of the pilot's competencies, recency and proficiency relative to those risks.

Initial response
Date issued: 28 May 2004
Response from: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Action status: Closed - Accepted
Response text:

Within Civil Aviation Order (CAO) 82.3 there is a "check-to-line" requirement for Regular Public Transport (RPT) operations. The Order requires that all tests and checks required by the operator's approved Training and Checking Manual, must have been completed before the pilot can operate as a member of the crew. Furthermore, a check pilot must certify the pilot as being competent.

An operators Training and Checking Manual is approved by CASA and therefore requires the Training and Checking organisation to reflect the risks inherent in the proposed operation, and take account of the pilot's competencies, recency and proficiency relative to those risks.

Charter and aerial work operators however, do not generally have a Training and Checking Organisation (although some are required to, under Civil Aviation Regulation 217). Therefore, there is no legislated pilot induction program. However, Civil Aviation Advisory Publication (CAAP) 215 does have a recommendation for inclusion of a section in Part A of the Operations Manual (section 2.4) titled "Induction and Training requirements (unless contained in part C)". Part C is the Training and Checking Manual.

CASA certainly encourages operators through our safety publications of the items noted in the recommendation. Importantly, CASA considers that this recommendation will be addressed with the introduction of Part 121 B, where training and checking will be a requirement for all transport operations.

 
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