An Analysis of Incidents Involving Aircrew Failing to Comply with Air Traffic Clearances June to August 1996


A Failure to Comply incident is defined as an air safety incident in which flight crew fail to follow an ATS clearance in controlled airspace.

During 1994 BASI recorded an increase in the frequency of incidents involving failures to comply with ATS clearances. This trend continued in 1995 and the largest increase appeared to be associated with the introduction of new arrival and departure procedures at Sydney airport. The Bureau conducted a preliminary study to confirm these trends and concluded that a comprehensive study was necessary.

This report draws on data collected during the comprehensive study of incidents in June, July and August of 1996. The primary data for this study was received through ESIRs and questionnaires completed by the pilots of aircraft involved in FTC incidents.

Type: Research and Analysis Report
Publication date: 21 January 1997
ISBN: 0 642 25632 2
Last update 07 April 2014
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