Aviation safety issues and actions

Operator’s aircraft loading practices

Issue number: AO-2017-005-SI-02
Who it affects: The operator’s pilots and passengers.
Issue owner: Wyndham Aviation Pty Ltd
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Background: Investigation Report AO-2017-005
Date: 17 October 2019

Safety issue description

Although the operator’s procedures required that actual weights be used for passengers, baggage and other cargo, this procedure was routinely not followed, and pilots relied on estimated weights when calculating an aircraft’s weight and balance.

Current issue status: No longer relevant
Status justification:

Following the accident, the operator ceased flight operations.

Last update 17 October 2019