Aviation safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
|Date issued:||24 January 2006|
|Safety action status:|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority review and clarify the legal requirements concerning the qualifications for two-crew (pilot) operation during the conduct of instrument approaches in air transport operations. The review should assess the safety benefit arising from ensuring that when an instrument approach is conducted in an aircraft required to be operated by a two-person flight crew, both flight crew members are qualified to conduct the type of approach being carried out.
|Date issued:||03 April 2006|
|Response from:||Civil Aviation Safety Authority|
|Action status:||Closed - Accepted|
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority advised the ATSB on 3 April 2006 that it has amended Civil Aviation Order 40.2.1, Instrument Ratings, to clarify the requirement for all instrument rating holders to hold an endorsement for any navigation aid being used to navigate an aircraft (including instrument approaches of which they are a crew member. The amendment does, however, provide an exemption for co-pilot crew members who do not hold an endorsement but have received equivalent training and demonstrated proficiency in the use of the navigation aid while participating in an operator's cyclic training and proficiency programme. The amendment became effective on 25 March 2006.
The wording of Civil Aviation Order 40.2.1 paragraph 13.3.4
prior to the amendment of 25 March 2006:
The amended wording of CAO 40.2.1 paragraph 13.3.4 is: