Aviation safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Aviation Australia Pty Ltd
|Date issued:||09 October 2005|
|Safety action status:|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Aviation Australia 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.
|Date issued:||17 May 2006|
|Response from:||Aviation Australia Pty Ltd|
|Action status:||Closed - Accepted|
The following response to safety recommendation R20050009 was received from Aviation Australia Pty Ltd on 17 May 2006.
As discussed VH-TBS whilst system serviceable has been disabled for any future flight and is 100% utilized for the provision of technical training. It remains on the register to simply support reality to Aviation Australia students whilst involved in work on and around the aircraft. All rotables are no longer lifed therefore deemed to be unserviceable.
As a result of the above, Aviation Australia has accepted the recommendation as "Information Only" for our purposes.
Ongoing inspection could only be performed on Calendar time and is therefore unlikely to produce reliable results.
To perform such tasks we would also require specialist tooling which we do not have access to, nor do we have a current capability to jack the aircraft.
The response received from Aviation Australia Pty Ltd to safety recommendation R20050009 was accepted in view of the current and future ground-based training use of the aircraft VH-TBS. VH-TBS is the only B727 aircraft registered to Aviation Australia Pty Ltd.