Aviation safety issues and actions

Operator’s documented design objectives

Issue number: AO-2008-003-SI-08
Who it affects: Qantas Airways
Issue owner: Qantas Airways
Transport function: Aviation: Air transport
Background: Investigation Report AO-2008-003
Issue release date: 13 December 2010
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification:

The ATSB is satisfied that, when completed, the actions being undertaken will adequately address the safety issue.

Safety issue description

The aircraft operator’s documented design objectives did not explicitly require the protection of non-structural systems from liquid contact or ingress.

Proactive Action

Action number: AO-2008-003-NSA-037
Action organisation: Qantas Airways
Date: 13 December 2010
Action status: Closed
As a result of this occurrence, the aircraft operator is planning to include additional guidance on liquid management in its engineering design guide.

ATSB comment:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action proposed by the aircraft operator will, when the guidance is included in the operator’s engineering design guide, adequately addresses the safety issue.
Last update 07 March 2014