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Safety Advisory Notice issued to: Turbo prop operators

Recommendation details
Output No: AO-2007-017-SAN-013
Date issued: 14 September 2007
Safety action status: Closed
Background: Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed

Output text

Safety Issue

The processes used by some turboprop operators for checking the fuel quantity on board prior to flight have not used two methods of sufficient independence. In particular, the practice of using a comparison of a gauge indication after refuelling with the gauge indication prior to refuelling plus the fuel added is not adequate to detect gradually developing errors in gauge indications.

 

Safety Advisory Notice

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau advises that all turbo prop operators should consider the implications of this Safety Issue and take action where considered appropriate.

 
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Last update 05 April 2012