Aviation safety issues and actions
Safety Advisory Notice issued to: Turbo prop operators
|Date issued:||14 September 2007|
|Safety action status:||Closed|
|Background:||Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed|
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.