Aviation safety issues and actions

Visual approach guidance

Issue number: AO-2013-047-SI-01
Who it affects: Flight crew
Issue owner: Qantas
Transport function: Aviation: Air transport
Background: Investigation Report AO-2013-047
Issue release date: 09 July 2015
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification:

The ATSB is satisfied that the safety action adequately addresses this safety issue.

Safety issue description

Qantas provided limited guidance on the conduct of a visual approach and the associated briefing required to enable the flight crew to have a shared understanding of the intended approach.

Proactive Action

Action number: AO-2013-047-NSA-032
Action organisation: Qantas
Date: 09 July 2015
Action status: Closed

Qantas advised that in response to this occurrence they:

Updated the material for visual approaches in their flight training library.

Enhanced the material for visual approaches in the captain and first officer conversion/promotion training books including targeted questions that required check pilot sign off for proficiency.

Added visual approaches as a subject for discussion during flight crew route checks for 2013/2014 and 2015.

Last update 09 July 2015