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Safety issues and actions
Issue, description, who it affects Date, status, type
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2018-078-SI-03Regulatory management of repeat safety findings
Number: AO-2018-078-SI-03
Description: AO-2018-078-SI-03: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.
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 20 Dec 2021
Status: Open – Safety action pending
Type: Safety recommendation
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2018-078-SI-02 Hazard identification
Number: AO-2018-078-SI-02
Description: AO-2018-078-SI-02 :Airlines of Tasmania's safety management processes for identifying hazards extensively relied on safety reports. This limited the opportunity to proactively identify the risks in all operational activities, and assess the effectiveness of any controls in place.
Issue owner: Airlines of Tasmania [Par Avion]
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 20 Dec 2021
Status: Closed – Adequately addressed
Type: Proactive action
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2018-078-SI-01South-west operations guidance
Number: AO-2018-078-SI-01
Description: AO-2018-078-SI-01:Airlines of Tasmania did not provide any documented guidance for the south-west operations, despite encouraging pilots to commence the flight, even when forecasts indicated they may be likely to encounter adverse weather en route. This resulted in the pilots having varied understanding of the expectations regarding in‑flight weather‑related decision making ...
Issue owner: Airlines of Tasmania
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 20 Dec 2021
Status: Closed – Adequately addressed
Type: Proactive action
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2021-031-SI-02Risk assessment for lifting operations
Number: AO-2021-031-SI-02
Description: AO-2021-031-SI-02:GHD's documented risk assessment for helicopter operations did not consider the hazard of an emergency landing at the drill site. This increased the risk that ground personnel were not clear of the load pick-up area in the event an emergency landing was required.
Issue owner: GHD Limited
Operation affected: Aviation: General aviation
Date, status, type
Date: 16 Dec 2021
Status: Closed – Adequately addressed
Type: Proactive action
  Proactive action
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Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2021-031-SI-01Maintenance practices and processes
Number: AO-2021-031-SI-01
Description: AO-2021-031-SI-01:Encore Aviation's maintenance practices and processes related to inspections, record keeping and trend monitoring, were likely inadequate to detect the potential impending failure of safety critical components.
Issue owner: Encore Aviation – Aircraft maintenance provider
Operation affected: Aviation: Maintenance
Date, status, type
Date: 16 Dec 2021
Status: Closed – Adequately addressed
Type: Proactive action
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2020-027-S1-02Guidance in the ground handling manual
Number: AO-2020-027-S1-02
Description: AO-2020-027-S1-02:The operator's ground handling manual did not contain detailed procedural guidance for facilitating accurate redistribution of freight and ensure that an aircraft would be correctly loaded.
Issue owner: Toll Aviation
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 09 Dec 2021
Status:
Type: Proactive action
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2019-026-SI-02Fatigue damage detection inspection requirements
Number: AO-2019-026-SI-02
Description: AO-2019-026-SI-02:Following an assessment of historical data, the aircraft manufacturer, Textron Aviation, replaced a flight hour based repetitive eddy current inspection for cracking of the carry-through structure with a three-yearly visual corrosion inspection for all operation types. This significantly limited the opportunities to identify fatigue cracking within the carry-through structure of ...
Issue owner: Textron Aviation
Operation affected: Aviation: General aviation
Date, status, type
Date: 23 Nov 2021
Status: Open – Safety action pending
Type: Proactive action
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Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2020-013-SI-01Compliance with AD SUPP 10
Number: AO-2020-013-SI-01
Description: AO-2020-013-SI-01:It is likely that specific post-flight inspection requirements for the Breeze Eastern rescue hoist listed in Airworthiness Directive AD/SUPP/10 were not adequately completed by the operator. The inspections were targeted at ensuring correct stowage of the hook assembly at the end of each flight.
Issue owner: New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service (ParkAir)
Operation affected: Aviation: Other
Date, status, type
Date: 21 Oct 2021
Status: Closed – Adequately addressed
Type: Proactive action
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2020-002-SI-02 Regulator guidance
Number: AO-2020-002-SI-02
Description: AO-2020-002-SI-02 :Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) advisory publications did not include information regarding the potential for reduction in braking performance resulting from active rainfall.
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 01 Sep 2021
Status: Closed – Adequately addressed
Type: Proactive action
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2020-002-SI-01 Operator guidance
Number: AO-2020-002-SI-01
Description: AO-2020-002-SI-01 :The operator's documentation required crew to consider contamination of runways at the departure and destination airports. However, the provided definition and guidance did not include the means to identify water contamination from active rainfall.
Issue owner: Network Aviation
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 01 Sep 2021
Status: Closed – Adequately addressed
Type: Proactive action
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2020-010-SI-02 Cabin exit design criteria (Issue owner: United States Federal Aviation Administration)
Number: AO-2020-010-SI-02
Description: AO-2020-010-SI-02 :Cessna 206 aircraft that feature a rear double cargo door do not meet the aircraft certification basis for the design of cabin exits. Wing flap extensions beyond 10° will block the forward portion of the rear double cargo door, significantly hampering emergency egress. This has previously resulted in fatalities.
Issue owner: United States Federal Aviation Administration
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 08 Jul 2021
Status: Open – Safety action pending
Type: Safety recommendation
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2020-010-SI-01 Cessna 206 emergency procedures
Number: AO-2020-010-SI-01
Description: AO-2020-010-SI-01 :The Cessna 206 procedure for ditching and forced landing states that the flaps are to be extended to 40°. While that permits the aircraft to land at a slower speed, it also significantly restricts emergency egress via the cargo door. However, there is no warning about that aspect in the ...
Issue owner: Textron Aviation
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 08 Jul 2021
Status: Open – Safety action pending
Type: Safety recommendation
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2020-010-SI-02 Cabin exit design criteria (Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority)
Number: AO-2020-010-SI-02
Description: AO-2020-010-SI-02 :Cessna 206 aircraft that feature a rear double cargo door do not meet the aircraft certification basis for the design of cabin exits. Wing flap extensions beyond 10° will block the forward portion of the rear double cargo door, significantly hampering emergency egress. This has previously resulted in fatalities.
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 08 Jul 2021
Status: Open – Safety action pending
Type: Safety recommendation
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2020-036-SI-01 Maintenance manual supplement
Number: AO-2020-036-SI-01
Description: AO-2020-036-SI-01 :The inspection procedures in the West Star Aviation maintenance manual supplement for extended life program Cessna 441 aircraft were inadequate to detect the progressive disbonding of the emergency exit door.
Issue owner: West Star Aviation
Operation affected: Aviation: Maintenance
Date, status, type
Date: 30 Jun 2021
Status: Closed – Adequately addressed
Type: Proactive action
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Issue: AO-2018-026-SI-01Operator consolidation processes for flight crew
Number: AO-2018-026-SI-01
Description: AO-2018-026-SI-01:Although the operator complied with the regulatory requirements for training and experience of pilots, it had limited processes in place to ensure pilots with minimal time and experience on a new and technically different helicopter type had the opportunity to effectively consolidate their skills on the type required for conducting ...
Issue owner: Whitsunday Air Services
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 16 Jun 2021
Status: Closed – Adequately addressed
Type: Proactive action
  Proactive action
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2018-026-SI-07Pilots leaving the controls of the helicopter
Number: AO-2018-026-SI-07
Description: AO-2018-026-SI-07:It was common practice for the operator’s pilots to leave the controls of their helicopter, while the rotors were turning and the friction locks applied, to escort passengers to and from the helicopter.
Issue owner: Whitsunday Air Services
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 16 Jun 2021
Status: Closed – Partially addressed
Type: Proactive action
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2018-026-SI-06Operator management of birdstrikes
Number: AO-2018-026-SI-06
Description: AO-2018-026-SI-06:There was often a significant number of birds located on the pontoons at Hardy Reef used by the operator. However, the operator did not have a process to systematically manage the risk of birdstrike. For example: The operator had not conducted a formal risk assessment of the bird hazard at the ...
Issue owner: Whitsunday Air Services
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 16 Jun 2021
Status: Closed – Partially addressed
Type: Proactive action
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2018-026-SI-05Operator helicopter loading practices
Number: AO-2018-026-SI-05
Description: AO-2018-026-SI-05:Although the operator had calibrated scales available for use at two of their check-in locations, they were not routinely used to ascertain actual passenger and/or baggage weights. Instead, the operator's personnel relied on passengers’ volunteered weights (without an additional allowance) and only weighed passengers when the volunteered weights were perceived ...
Issue owner: Whitsunday Air Services
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 16 Jun 2021
Status: Closed – Adequately addressed
Type: Proactive action
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2018-026-SI-04Passengers with reduced mobility
Number: AO-2018-026-SI-04
Description: AO-2018-026-SI-04:The operator’s system used to identify passengers with reduced mobility and/or required additional safety briefing information relied on passengers self-reporting a problem.
Issue owner: Whitsunday Air Services
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 16 Jun 2021
Status: Closed – Partially addressed
Type: Proactive action
  Proactive action
Issue, description, who it affects
Issue: AO-2018-026-SI-03Design of the EC120B rear left emergency exit
Number: AO-2018-026-SI-03
Description: AO-2018-026-SI-03:Due to multiple factors, the design of the rear left sliding door (emergency exit) on the EC120B helicopter was not simple and obvious to use unless the occupant was provided with specific instructions about how to operate the exit. In particular: the door required three actions to open (pull handle up, ...
Issue owner: Airbus Helicopters
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Date, status, type
Date: 16 Jun 2021
Status: Open – Safety action pending
Type: Safety recommendation
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