Aviation safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: CASA
|Date issued:||22 December 2005|
|Safety action status:|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority alert Australian operators of Kawasaki BK117 B-2 helicopter to the discrepancy with respect to the procedure for adjusting the collective pitch settings in the maintenance manual.
|Date issued:||02 March 2006|
|Action status:||Closed - Accepted|
On 22 December 2006, CASA wrote to all Kawasaki BK 117 B-2 owners and operators and recommended that pending advice from the manufacturer, Australian operators of the BK 117 B-2 should:
In addition to this advice, CASA provided owners and operators with an overview of the incident involving VH-IME, which occurred on 7 December 2005 (occurrence 200506614). The Authority's correspondence also noted that according to the ATSB report, Kawasaki Heavy Industries would amend the BK 117 B-2 maintenance manual.