Aviation safety issues and actions

Regulatory management of repeat safety findings

Issue number: AO-2018-078-SI-03
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Transport function: Aviation: Air transport
Background: Investigation Report AO-2018-078
Issue release date: 20 December 2021
Current issue status: Open – Safety action pending

Safety issue description

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s acquittal process for repeat safety findings was not effective in ensuring that all previous findings of a similar nature were also appropriately assessed prior to the current and all associated safety findings being acquitted.

Response by Civil Aviation Safety Authority

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority did not provide a response concerning its intention to address this safety issue.

Safety recommendation

Action number: AO-2018-078-SR-01
Action organisation: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Date: 20 December 2021
Action status: Released

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority amend its acquittal process for repeat safety findings to ensure it is effective in ensuring that all previous findings of a similar nature are also appropriately assessed prior to the current and all associated safety findings being acquitted.

Last update 20 December 2021