Although certification requirements for helicopters to include a crash-resistant fuel system (CRFS) were introduced in 1994, several helicopter types certified before these requirements became applicable are still being manufactured without a CRFS.
Response to safety issue by the United States Federal Aviation Administration
The FAA advised that they agreed with this safety issue and that it was consistent with the results of their own research. However, no advice of intended safety action in relation to this issue was provided.
Response to the safety issue by the European Aviation Safety Agency
In accordance with international convention, a copy of the draft investigation report was provided to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) via the Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la Sécurité de l’Aviation civile (BEA). No response was received from EASA in relation to the identified safety issue or advice received of any intended safety action in response.
As a result, the ATSB issued the following safety recommendations.