Aviation safety issues and actions

No cockpit annunciation or checklist item for parking brake status

Issue number: AO-2015-114-SI-01
Who it affects: All owners and operators of Cessna Citation aircraft
Issue owner: Textron Aviation (Cessna)
Transport function: Aviation: General aviation
Background: Investigation Report AO-2015-114
Issue release date: 25 July 2016
Current issue status: Safety action pending

Safety issue description

The Citation aircraft did not have an annunciator light to show that the parking brake is engaged, and the manufacturer’s before take-off checklist did not include a check to ensure the parking brake is disengaged.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Textron Aviation (Cessna)
Date: 25 July 2016
Action status: Released

Textron Aviation now has a formal team to address Continual Operational Safety (COS) issue with our fleet of aircraft. They will address any COS issues that comes in through the FAA safety recommendation system

ATSB comment:

The ATSB notes that Textron Aviation (Cessna) is willing to look at addressing safety recommendations so the ATSB is issuing the following safety recommendation.

Recommendation

Action number: AO-2015-114-SR-002
Action organisation: Textron Aviation (Cessna)
Date: 25 July 2016
Action status: Released

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Textron Aviation (Cessna) take safety action to address the fact that Citation aircraft do not have an annunciator light to show that the parking brake is engaged and the Cessna 'before take-off' checklist does not include a check to ensure the parking brake is disengaged.

Last update 25 July 2016