Aviation safety issues and actions

Safety Advisory Notice

Issue number: AO-2013-116-SI-01
Who it affects: Balloon operators
Issue owner: Kavanagh Balloons
Transport function: Aviation: General aviation
Background: Investigation Report AO-2013-116
Issue release date: 26 July 2013

Safety issue description

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau advises balloon operators to review their risk controls in relation to the safety of cold-air inflation fans, especially in relation to passenger proximity to operating fans, and the security of loose items, such as passenger clothing.

Safety Advisory Notice

Action number: AO-2013-116-SAN-003
Action organisation: Commercial balloon operators
Date: 26 July 2013
Action status: Closed

The ATSB urges all balloon operators to consider this alert in the context of their operations, and to review and modify their procedures as necessary in response to reduce risk.

Last update 09 December 2015