Aviation safety issues and actions

Monitoring of landing gear through Flight Operational Quality Assurance

Issue number: AO-2009-066-SI-03
Who it affects: Qantas Airways
Issue owner: Qantas Airways
Transport function: Aviation: Air transport
Background: Investigation Report AO-2009-066
Issue release date: 18 October 2011
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification:

The company response was to include the recommended monitoring of landing gear selection.

Safety issue description

There were no soft and hard triggers in the operator’s Flight Operational Quality Assurance system to monitor the selection of the aircraft’s landing gear during an approach.

Proactive Action

Action number: AO-2009-066-NSA-073
Action organisation: Qantas Airways
Date: 18 October 2011
Action status: Closed
In November 2010, Qantas Airlines introduced soft and hard triggers to its Flight Operational Quality Assurance system to monitor the selection of the aircraft's landing gear during an approach.

ATSB comment:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by Qantas adequately addresses this safety issue.
Last update 25 February 2014