Recommendation Date:18 April 2000
Recipient Name:Mount Cook Airline
Date Closed:27 November 2000
Instruct company pilots of the requirement to obtain an entry clearance from the relevant controlling authority before entering controlled airspace.
Mount Cook Airline has adopted this recommendation, is conducting a review of its procedures, and welcomes the opportunity to introduce any improvements. It is important to work with the CAA and Airways Corporation to ensure that any changes are compatible with the mix of operations in the Queenstown region. The specific issue of entry clearances is being dealt with concurrently with Safety Recommendation 087/99. Queenstown traffic activity has increased in recent months, with significant number of additional jet movements, and Queenstown operators have requested a user's forum to discuss improvements in traffic procedures. Mount Cook Airline will work with other operators in the region to ensure the safety of operations is maintained, and enhanced where possible.