Aviation safety issues and actions

Robinson-specific training

Issue number: AO-2008-062-SI-01
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Transport function: Aviation: General aviation
Background: Investigation Report AO-2008-062
Issue release date: 07 July 2010
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification: Depending on the out come of CASA's review, it can be expected that any action taken will address this safety issue.

Safety issue description

There was no Australian requirement for endorsement and recurrent training conducted on Robinson Helicopter Company R22/R44 helicopters to specifically address the preconditions for, recognition of, or recovery from, low main rotor RPM.

Proactive Action

Action number: AO-2008-062-NSA-099
Action organisation: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Date: 07 July 2010
Action status: Closed
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has advised that it will review the requirements for initial pilot training and endorsement and recurrent training on all helicopters. This will include a review of the Helicopter Flight Instructors Manual. ATSB assessment of response/action The ATSB is satisfied that, depending on the outcome of CASA’s review, it could be expected that any action taken by CASA would address the safety issue.
Last update 08 January 2014