Recommendation R20070014

Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Recommendation details
Output No: R20070014
Date issued: 03 August 2007
Safety action status: Closed
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety Issue

There was no permanent, widely-available source of contemporary low-flying knowledge and information for access by student and qualified pilots, operators, or by bodies and agencies contemplating or engaged in contracting for the supply of low-level aerial services.

Safety Recommendation

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority address this safety issue.

Initial response
Date issued: 23 September 2008
Response from: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Action status: Closed - Accepted
Response text:

Further to your transport safety investigation report 200600523 on the fatal accident involving a Bell 206B (lll) helicopter registered, VH-MFI, which occurred 15 kilometres east of Parkes Aerodrome, New South Wales on 2 February 2006 and the subsequent coronial investigation, CASA would like to inform the ATSB of additional action CASA is taking regarding ATSB recommendations R20070013 and R20070014.

R20070014 [safety issue description deleted]

CASA will be developing and promulgating a Civil Aviation Advisory Publication (CAAP) to provide information and guidance on safety issues related to low level flying to industry and contractors, including councils and power companies. The CAAP will provide additional information for all authorised low flying activities and cover risk management and threat and error management principles that may be applied to low level flying, information on the regulatory requirements for the issue of low level qualifications, and clarification of the rules relating to low level flying.

Last update 05 April 2012