The Civil Aviation Advisory Publication for Aeroplane Landing Areas (92-1(1)) did not have guidance for the inclusion of a safe runway overrun area.
Response to safety issue
With the impending regulatory change with Part 91 (General operating and flight rules) of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) 1998 and subsequent regulation, CAAP 92-1(1) will require review. The Civil Aviation Advisory Publication (CAAP) was written prior to the introduction of Part 139 of the CASR 1998 and associated Manual of Standards (MOS). It should be noted the cost and impact of requiring the 30 m runway strip end, and potential runway end safety area (RESA), may be difficult for industry.
ATSB comment in response
The ATSB notes the Civil Aviation Safety Authority's intention of revising the Civil Aviation Advisory Publication. The ATSB will monitor the Civil Aviation Safety Authority's progress and assess the safety issue on completion of amendments made to this publication.