Aviation safety issues and actions
Safety Advisory Notice issued to: All international operators using Brisbane Airport
|Date issued:||30 August 2018|
|Safety action status:||Released|
Brisbane Airport Corporation and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority have both previously recommended that operators use covers on their aircraft’s pitot probes during turnarounds to mitigate the risk of insects building nests in them and significantly affecting the reliability of airspeed indications. In addition to using pitot probe covers, rigorous processes need to be in place to ensure that covers are removed prior to flight.
Safety Advisory Notice AO-2018-053-SAN-003