Aviation safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviaiton Safety Authority
|Date issued:||03 August 2007|
|Safety action status:||Closed - No Action|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
The requirements of Civil Aviation Regulation (CAR) 157 and the operator's Approval to conduct Low Flying Instrument did not include any requirement to specifically define the area in which the low flying was carried out.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority address this safety issue.
|Date issued:||23 September 2008|
|Response from:||Civil Aviation Safety Authority|
Further to your transport safety investigation report 200600523 on the fatal accident involving a Bell 206B (lll) helicopter registered, VH-MFI, which occurred 15 kilometres east of Parkes Aerodrome, New South Wales on 2 February 2006 and the subsequent coronial investigation, CASA would like to inform the ATSB of additional action CASA is taking regarding ATSB recommendations R20070013 and R20070014.
R20070013 [safety issue description deleted]
CASA is reviewing ATSB recommendation 20070013. CASA understands that the intent of the ATSB recommendation is for operations conducted at heights below CAR 157 (1000 feet over populous area and 500 feet over non populous area) to only be carried out in accordance with an operator's operations manual in an area defined in advance by the task.
|Date issued:||14 December 2009|
|Response from:||Civil Aviaiton Safety Authority|
I refer to your e-mail dated 30 September 2009 requesting an
update on ATSB recommendations and related actions that resulted
from the above referenced investigation and in particular, ATSB
The CASA response does not address the intent of the
recommendation, which was to reduce unnecessary aircraft exposure
to low-level hazards.