16 January Management of Critical Safety Information: NOTAMs January 16, 2020 A Notice to Airman (NOTAM) is a critical piece of safety information for pilots. To achieve the intended function NOTAMs must be easily understood, easy to read, relevant and structured. At present, NOTAMs are difficult to interpret, presented in a text only ALL CAPS format, date time groups being a single non punctuated 10-digit number, have limited punctuation and littered with ambiguous abbreviations and jargon... Read more>> Related Posts Fatigue Management of Workload in Helicopter Operations This AusALPA Position Paper articulates the issues associated with an erroneous definition that causes one of the four scientific principles to effectively become unregulated for helicopter operations. The paper outlines the various reasons for this, the consequences of this and the reforms that should happen in order to rectify the issues. It is AusALPA's position that the current FCM fatigue management regulations require reform to rectify the absence of fatigue risk management of workload in rotary wing operations. We're seeking CASA to reestablish a fatigue management working group process and consultation that includes this topic area. Read more>> Sick Leave & Fatigue Data This AusALPA Position Paper articulates the issues associated with a lack of process and enabling of crew to provide fatigue data into their operator's safety system. The paper outlines the various reasons for this, the consequences of this and the reforms that should happen in order to rectify the issues. Operators have a responsibility to prevent fatigue data being disguised as sick leave by preventing the use of sick leave as being the only or most viable option for flight crew suffering unsafe fatigue levels. This must come from an understanding that this data is essential to optimise fatigue risk management outcomes. Read more>> Remote Towers AusALPA cannot support the full implementation of RTS until a safety standard equivalent to or greater than the current standard can be proven, and procedures and implementation agreed to by all stakeholders. Read more>> Rozelle Village Development The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that Airservices Australia has advised that the proposed residential towers to be erected on top of Balmain Leagues Club would infringe the airspace, as specified in the International Civil Aviation Organisation Procedures for Air Navigation Services - Aircraft Operations (ICAO PANS-OPS, Doc 8168). It is also understood that the building would also penetrate the Obstacle limitation Surfaces (OLS) by 24m. AusALPA is strongly opposed to any development that infringes the safety zones established at or around airports, including the PANS-OPS surfaces. Read more>> Comments are closed.