Investigation number
AO-2022-047
Occurrence date
Location
near Sydney Airport
State
New South Wales
Report status
Pending
Investigation level
Defined
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation phase
Final report: Drafting
Investigation status
Active
Aviation occurrence type
Loss of separation
Occurrence category
Incident
Highest injury level
None
Anticipated completion

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating the loss of separation involving Airbus A330-202, registration VH-EBK and Boeing 787, registration G-ZBKF near Sydney Airport, New South Wales on 28 September 2022.

During climb on an assigned standard instrument departure, the Airbus A330 closed on the preceding Boeing 787 on the same route resulting in a loss of separation.

A final report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation. Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties, so that appropriate safety action can be taken.

Aircraft Details
Departure point
Sydney Aerodrome
Destination
Cairns Airport
Model
A330-202
Serial number
0945
Sector
Jet
Registration
VH-EBK
Operation type
Air Transport High Capacity
Damage
Nil
Manufacturer
Airbus
Aircraft Operator
Qantas Airways
Aircraft Details
Departure point
Sydney Aerodrome
Destination
Singapore Changi Airport
Model
787-9
Serial number
38622
Sector
Jet
Registration
G-ZBKF
Operation type
Air Transport High Capacity
Damage
Nil
Manufacturer
The Boeing Company
Aircraft Operator
British Airways