Aviation safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Airservices Australia
|Date issued:||13 February 2006|
|Safety action status:|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Airservices Australia ensure that controllers are aware of the importance of the separation assurance provisions of MATS 188.8.131.52, particularly in the application of procedural separation.
|Date issued:||20 July 2006|
|Response from:||Airservices Australia|
|Action status:||Closed - Partially Accepted|
As a result of issues previously identified by Airservices Australia just prior to this recommendation, a number of systemic controls were introduced to ensure that controllers are aware of the importance of the separation assurance provisions of MATS 184.108.40.206. These measures included amendment to MATS 220.127.116.11 to reflect the full intent of Separation Assurance, the development and delivery of a refresher training module on separation assurance, and the inclusion of separation assurance criteria in Performance Assessment Reports. There is no recent evidence of the existence of an ongoing systemic issue.