Aviation safety issues and actions

Data integrity system

Issue number: AO-2011-070-SI-01
Issue owner: Tiger Airways Australia Pty Limited
Transport function: Aviation: Air transport
Background: Investigation Report AO-2011-070
Issue release date: 19 November 2012
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification: A procedure has been developed to properly manage the risks identified in this safety issue.

Safety issue description

The operator’s lack of awareness of the data providers’ assumption that the operator was complying with DO-200A Standards for Processing Aeronautical Data, which was not mandated in Australia, meant that the quality of the data was not assured.

Proactive Action

Action number: AO-2011-070-NSA-029
Action organisation: Tiger Airways Australia Pty Limited
Date: 19 November 2012
Action status: Closed

In response to these safety issues, the operator has enhanced its safety management system in respect of its data management.

These auditable enhancements include the:

• Introduction of a controlled system and designated manager to ensure the consistent notification by flight crew of identified data anomalies.

• Requirement for the immediate management of reported data anomalies and their notification to all flight crew.

• Establishment of an anomaly rectification process that records actions and notifies the data supplier.

• Requirement to validate any updated database notifications prior to their use.

• Acquittal of rectified data anomalies and their notification to flight crew.

ATSB comment:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by Tiger Airways will adequately address these safety issues.

Last update 08 January 2014