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2022-08

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2022-08  

09/06/2022
16/06/2022
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HCAA - Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority

SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS IMAGE HEADERAAIASB SR 2022-08 TEXTS:

Safety Recommendation 2022-08

Recommendation PREAMBLE:

From the investigation it was identified failure of HCAA during audits to detect noncompliance with the approved Operator’s OMM procedures, in terms of the risk assessment and analysis accomplishment before the operation on a new route.

Safety Recommendation: 2022-08

Main Recommendation Text:

The HCAA to ensure adherence to its published auditing procedures.

HCAA to ensure adherence to its published auditing procedures.
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2022-07

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2022-07  

09/06/2022
16/06/2022
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HCAA - Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority

SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS IMAGE HEADERAAIASB SR 2022-07 TEXTS:

Safety Recommendation 2022-07

Recommendation PREAMBLE:

From the review of the Captain’s Logbook during the investigation, it was identified that the Captain’s total Helicopter flight hours were performed in a Multi Crew Environment. In this context, the transition of the Captain to a single-Pilot flight environment, resulted in the increased workload, with a possible negative effect on the situational awareness and at the same time risk increasement.

Safety Recommendation: 2022-07

Main Recommendation Text:

It is recommended to the HCAA to reconsider training requirements for pilots coming from multi crew environment to single crew environment and vice versa.

HCAA to reconsider training requirements for pilots coming from multi crew environment to single crew environment and vice versa
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2022-05

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2022-05  

09/06/2022
16/06/2022
Open
Awaiting Response
HCAA - Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority

SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS IMAGE HEADERAAIASB SR 2022-05 TEXTS:

Safety Recommendation 2022-05

Recommendation PREAMBLE:

From the Investigation and the relevant review of the Operation Manuals (Part A and Part D), it was identified that the approved procedures regarding the criteria for the assignment of Captain duties were different.

Safety Recommendation: 2022-05

Main Recommendation Text:

The HCAA to review and revise its internal procedures in order to eliminate any contradictions in the submitted Manuals for approval.

HCAA to review and revise its internal procedures in order to eliminate any contradictions in the submitted Manuals for approval
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2022-06

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2022-06  

09/06/2022
16/06/2022
08/09/2022
Open
Response received awaiting assessment
Part 145 Maintenance Organization of iFly operator (EL145.0083)

SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS IMAGE HEADERAAIASB SR 2022-06 TEXTS:

Safety Recommendation 2022-06

Recommendation PREAMBLE:

From the wreckage examination, failure was identified of Part 145 Maintenance Personnel to comply, in the context of scheduled Maintenance, with the Maintenance task card requirements regarding the identification of No. 1 Engine faulty parts (worn breather flexible tube and damaged starter generator Cable).

Safety Recommendation: 2022-06

Main Recommendation Text:

It is recommended to the Maintenance Organization to make sure that all procedures included in the Maintenance Organization Exposition (MOE), are followed.

SR 2022-06

RESPONSE to Safety Recommendation:

Response to AAIASB SR 2022-06 was received by email on 08/9/2022.

[Response]:

“ a. Technical info notice (TIN) 09_2022 dated 23/6/2022 has been issued to inform all the technical staff of the Organization, regarding the findings recorded and where of the Maintenance Organization concern .

b. Internal document 22/056 dated 27/6/2022 has been issued to define additional procedures, supplemental to those already mentioned in the Maintenance Organization Manual (MOE) and should be followed from the technical staff.

c. At the same time, the TIN 2a_2021 version regarding the Alert Commercial Service Letter (ACSL) of Rolls-Royce, (Maintenance Warning/External Lines), dated 26/7/2021, is highlighted to inform all the organization technical staff. The said ACSL pointed out the need to faithfully apply the procedures mentioned in the technical manuals (Operation and Maintenance Manual).

d. In addition, the existence of two inspections/signatures for all the tasks performed by the maintenance organization (performed by / inspected by) is emphasized, before the release of the aircraft (CRS issuance). ”

[AAIASB changed status of SR 2022-06 to “Open- Response Received awaiting assessment” and will assess the Response within 60 days as per EU Reg. 996/2010.]

Maintenance Organization to make sure that all procedures included in the Maintenance Organization Exposition (MOE), are followed
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2022-04

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2022-04  

09/06/2022
16/06/2022
08/09/2022
Open
Response received awaiting assessment
iFly aircarrier

SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS IMAGE HEADERAAIASB SR 2022-04 TEXTS:

Safety Recommendation 2022-04

Recommendation PREAMBLE:

From the Investigation and the relevant review of the Operation Manuals (Part A and Part D), it was identified that the approved procedures regarding the criteria for the assignment of Captain duties were different.

Safety Recommendation: 2022-04

Main Recommendation Text:

It is Recommended to the Operator to review and revise the described procedures in the Operation Manuals as well as the procedures followed for the establishment of the Operation Manuals.

SR 2022-04

RESPONSE to Safety Recommendation:

Operator’s response to AAIASB SR 2022-04 was received by email on 08/9/2022.

[Operator’s response]:

“ You are kindly requested to read the following:

As it is referred on OM-PART A, §5.2.2 :

«5.2.2 Qualification to act as Pilot-In-Command/Commander
(ORO.FC.105 & 205)

“I Fly” shall only designate a flight crew member to act as pilot-in-command/ commander when he/she has:
5. Completed the “I Fly” Conversion Course, through a subcontracted ATO;
6. Acquired adequate knowledge of the route or area to be flown and of the aerodromes, including alternate aerodromes, facilities and procedures to be used;
7. Completed a Line Training
8. Completed the “I Fly” command course if upgrading from co-pilot to pilot-in-command/commander. »

and on OM-PART D / Appendix R, §1.2 it is stated:

1.3 « Command Course (ORO.FC.205)
For helicopter operations, the command course shall include at least the following elements:
(7) training in an FSTD, which includes line oriented flight training (LOFT) and/or flight training;
(8) operator proficiency check, operating as commander;
(9) command responsibilities training;
(10) line training as commander under supervision, for a minimum of:
(iii) 20 flight hours including at least 20 sectors, in the case of less than 2000 flight hours experience; and
(iv) 10 flight hours, including at least 10 sectors, in the case of more than 2000 flight hours experience;
(11) completion of a line check as commander and demonstration of adequate knowledge of the route or area to be flown and of the aerodromes, including alternate aerodromes, facilities, heliports, landing sites and procedures to be used and
(12) crew resource management training. »

According to the above, the criteria for assigning the duties to the Pilot-in-Command (PIC) are only mentioned in the Operations Manual Part A, while in the Operations Manual Part D only the Command Course is described, the completion of which is one of the conditions for the designation as Pilot in Command.

Additionally,

The minimum flight experience of the PIC for the undertaking of commercial flights is stated identically in OM-PART A, §5.2.1.B.HELICOPTERS (5) and in OM-PART D/ Appendix R/§1.1.( c )(5) , as below:

«(5) When a flight crewmember is required to operate a helicopter, following completion of a Type Rating (by an ATO) or the conversion course and the associated line flying under supervision, is not to be designated to commence a revenue or hired flight before he achieves the requirements on flight hours on the type as is referred below according to the total helicopter PIC flight experience.

(i) has achieved 20 flight hours totally on the type within a period of 60 days and performed at least 20 sectors, only for Cdr with less than 2000 flight hours as PIC on helicopters.

(ii) has achieved 10 flight hours totally on the type within a period of 60 days and performed at least 10 sectors, only for Cdr with more than 2000 flight hours as PIC on helicopters.

(iii) has achieved 100 flight hours on the type and/or in the role (no time limit);»

The above is a statement of the flight hours that the PIC must have completed upon completion of Conversion training and on-line training before being assigned the duties of PIC for commercial flights, recording the Company's policy to the strictest of Legislation which requires a minimum of ten (10) hours including a minimum of ten (10) flight sectors in accordance with ORO.FC.205 Command course.

As a conclusion, we believe that there is not any conflict between the OM – PART A and the OM – PART D of the company regarding the criteria for the assignment of Captain duties, as it is stated on the Safety Recommendation 2022-04.”

[AAIASB changed status of SR 2022-04 to “Open- Response Received awaiting assessment” and will assess the Response within 60 days as per EU Reg. 996/2010.]

Operator to review and revise the described procedures in the Operation Manuals as well as the procedures followed for the establishment of the Operation Manuals
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