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Issue, description, who it affects Date, status, type
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2011-102-SI-02Requirements for visual flight rule flights in dark night conditions
Number: AO-2011-102-SI-02
Description: AO-2011-102-SI-02:Aerial work and private flights were permitted under the visual flight rules in dark night conditions, which are effectively the same as instrument meteorological conditions, but without sufficient requirements for proficiency checks and recent experience to enable flight solely by reference to the flight instruments.
Who it affects: All aircraft operating under the night visual flight rules (VFR)
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: General aviation
Date, status, type
Date: 08 Nov 2013
Status: Safety action pending
Type: Recommendation
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AR-2012-034-SI-01Military ATS risk
Number: AR-2012-034-SI-01
Description: AR-2012-034-SI-01:There was a disproportionate rate of loss of separation incidents which leads to a higher risk of collision in military terminal area airspace in general and all airspace around Darwin and Williamtown in particular. Furthermore, loss of separation incidents in military airspace more commonly involved contributing air traffic controller actions ...
Who it affects: All civilian aircraft operations into military controlled airspace
Issue owner: Department of Defence
Operation affected: Aviation: Airspace management
Date, status, type
Date: 18 Oct 2013
Status: Adequately addressed
Type: Recommendation
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AR-2012-034-SI-02Regulatory oversight of military air traffic services
Number: AR-2012-034-SI-02
Description: AR-2012-034-SI-02:Regulatory oversight processes for military air traffic services do not provide independent assessment and assurance as to the safety of civilian aircraft operations.
Who it affects: All civilian aircraft operations into military controlled airspace
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: Airspace management
Date, status, type
Date: 18 Oct 2013
Status: Adequately addressed
Type: Recommendation
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AR-2012-034-SI-03Using all information to monitor separation risk
Number: AR-2012-034-SI-03
Description: AR-2012-034-SI-03:Loss of separation (LOS) incidents attributable to pilot actions in civil airspace are not monitored as a measure of airspace safety nor actively investigated for insight into possible improvements to air traffic service provision. As about half of all LOS incidents are from pilot actions, not all available information is ...
Who it affects: All civilian aircraft operations into military controlled airspace
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: Airspace management
Date, status, type
Date: 18 Oct 2013
Status: Adequately addressed
Type: Recommendation
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2012-012-SI-03Limited guidance for block level clearances
Number: AO-2012-012-SI-03
Description: AO-2012-012-SI-03:The air traffic services provider had limited formal guidance to controllers and pilots regarding the conditions in which it was safe and appropriate to use block levels.
Who it affects: Air traffic control – all operation types
Issue owner: Airservices Australia
Operation affected: Aviation: Airspace management
Date, status, type
Date: 18 Oct 2013
Status: Not addressed
Type: Recommendation
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2012-012-SI-02Limited formal guidance for consolidation periods
Number: AO-2012-012-SI-02
Description: AO-2012-012-SI-02:The air traffic services provider had limited formal guidance regarding how to determine appropriate consolidation periods for en route controllers on one sector before they were transitioned to commence training on another sector.
Who it affects: Air traffic control – all operation types
Issue owner: Airservices Australia
Operation affected: Aviation: Airspace management
Date, status, type
Date: 18 Oct 2013
Status: Adequately addressed
Type: Recommendation
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2011-115-SI-01Regulatory requirements for class B aircraft maintenance
Number: AO-2011-115-SI-01
Description: AO-2011-115-SI-01:The Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 allow class B aircraft registration holders to maintain their aircraft using the CASA maintenance schedule in situations where a more appropriate manufacturer’s maintenance schedule exists.
Who it affects: All registration holders of class B aircraft
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: General aviation
Date, status, type
Date: 16 Aug 2013
Status: Safety action pending
Type: Recommendation
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2011-115-SI-02Regulatory requirements for manufacturers’ supplemental inspections
Number: AO-2011-115-SI-02
Description: AO-2011-115-SI-02:The Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 lack clarity regarding the requirement for aircraft manufacturers’ supplemental inspections, where available, to be carried out when an aircraft is being maintained in accordance with the CASA maintenance schedule.
Who it affects: All registration holders of class B aircraft
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: General aviation
Date, status, type
Date: 16 Aug 2013
Status: Adequately addressed
Type: Recommendation
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2010-089-SI-13Airframe certification standards in the case of an uncontained engine rotor failure - EASA and FAA
Number: AO-2010-089-SI-13
Description: AO-2010-089-SI-13:The evolution of the current advisory material relating to the minimisation of hazards resulting from uncontained engine rotor failures was based on service experience, including accident investigation findings. The damage to Airbus A380-842 VH-OQA exceeded the modelling used in the UERF safety analysis and, therefore, represents an opportunity to incorporate ...
Who it affects: Airframe certification authorities
Issue owner: European Aviation Safety Agency and the US Federal Aviation Administration
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 27 Jun 2013
Status: Partially addressed
Type: Recommendation
  Recommendation
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2013-055-SI-01Fitment of rubber, bladder-type fuel tanks to R44 helicopters
Number: AO-2013-055-SI-01
Description: AO-2013-055-SI-01:Accidents involving Robinson R44 helicopters without bladder-type tanks fitted result in a significantly higher proportion of post-impact fires than for other similar helicopter types. In addition, the existing Australian regulatory arrangements were not sufficient to ensure all R44 operators and owners complied with the manufacturer's Service Bulletin SB-78B and fitted ...
Who it affects: All owners and operators of R44 helicopters
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)
Operation affected: Aviation: General aviation
Date, status, type
Date: 27 Mar 2013
Status: Adequately addressed
Type: Recommendation
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