Aviation 051/04

Status: Closed
Recommendation Date: 
11 August 2004
Recipient Name: 
CAA
Date Closed: 
24 February 2017
Text:
Complete the recommendations of the independent report, New Zealand Aircraft Icing Hazards, in particular:

a. ensure all IFR operators provide adequate written guidance for operations in adverse or hazardous weather conditions,

b. Audit air operators to ensure they have clear and unambiguous procedures for avoiding not only turbulence and thunderstorms, but also severe icing conditions, and

c. Ensure pilot training requirements for inadvertent flight into hazardous meteorological conditions are adequately defined for commercial operations under Civil Aviation Rules, Parts 121, 125 and 135.
Reply Text:
I will accept this recommendation, and will amend the Airline audit procedures check list to ensure that operator’s manuals provide adequate written guidance for operations in adverse or hazardous weather conditions. This will be completed by September 2004 and all operators will be audited against the new check list.

I will also ensure that an Advisory Circular is written for all IFR and night freight operators that will specify what the training specifications are for hazardous meteorological conditions. This will be completed by December 2006.
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