Flight crew training
Date issue released
Safety Issue Description

The operator’s training for the Fokker F28-Mk0100 did not prepare pilots for alpha mode activation during critical phases of flight.

Issue number
Issue Status
Closed – Adequately addressed
Transport Function
Aviation: Air transport
Issue Owner
Alliance Airlines Pty Limited
Mode of Transport
Issue Status Justification

The ATSB notes that Alliance Airlines has taken safety action to reduce the risk of this safety issue.

Proactive action
Action number
Alliance Airlines Pty Limited
Action Status
Action description

On 15 October 2020, the operator introduced new type qualification and cyclic training that encompassed alpha mode procedures through operations notice ON 201213. Initial training of alpha floor requirements was articulated further and alpha mode was introduced into cyclic training to ensure flight crew operating the F100 and F70 were checked as proficient twice a year.