Recommendation Date:23 January 1998
Recipient Name:Air NZ
Date Closed:19 June 2003
Conduct a practical pre-contract audit of each international cargo handling contractor's ability to meet the requirements of the contract prior to entering into any future contract.
Documented procedures for pre-contract assessment of contractors are included in the documentation being developed for Part 119 Certification. This assessment process had been previously undertaken as a matter of course, but the process had not been well documented. The Airline Management System Manual covers the contract assessment and the procedures have been in use since 30 June 1998.