Recommendation R20050006

Recommendation issued to: Asian Express Airlines Pty Ltd

Recommendation details
Output No: R20050006
Date issued: 09 December 2005
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety Recommendation

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Asian Express Airlines Pty Ltd implement a periodic inspection routine, based on BFG SL 1714, of all main landing gear wheels that have undergone a hub bushing repair.

Initial response
Date issued: 16 June 2006
Response from: Asian Express Airlines Pty Ltd
Action status: Closed - Accepted
Response text:

Asian Express Airlines (AEA) has noted the recommendation from ATSB and whilst information was requested from our Maintenance provider (Air New Zealand) in regard to the status of our wheels, AEA has agreed and the technical content of the recommendation is to be included in the next amendment of AEA's B 727 System of Maintenance. In the meantime AEA has requested Air New Zealand to inspect each wheel as it passes through the shop.

ATSB response:

The ATSB considers that the action proposed by Asian Express Airlines, in their response to safety recommendation R20050006, is satisfactory and meets the intent of the recommendation for the implementation of a periodic inspection routine of repaired B727 main landing gear wheel hubs.

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