Aviation safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
|Date issued:||03 August 2007|
|Safety action status:||Closed|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
There was no permanent, widely-available source of contemporary low-flying knowledge and information for access by student and qualified pilots, operators, or by bodies and agencies contemplating or engaged in contracting for the supply of low-level aerial services.
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|
|Action status:||Closed - Accepted|
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.
R20070014 [safety issue description deleted]
CASA will be developing and promulgating a Civil Aviation Advisory Publication (CAAP) to provide information and guidance on safety issues related to low level flying to industry and contractors, including councils and power companies. The CAAP will provide additional information for all authorised low flying activities and cover risk management and threat and error management principles that may be applied to low level flying, information on the regulatory requirements for the issue of low level qualifications, and clarification of the rules relating to low level flying.