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Safety Recommendation A-94-070
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Synopsis: ON NOVEMBER 21, 1991, AS THE RESULT OF THE INVESTIGATION OF TWO COMMUTER AIRLINE ACCIDENTS, THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD ADOPTED SAFTY RECOMMENDATION A-91-122. ALSO AS THE RESULT OF THE INVESTIGATION OF THE SAME TWO ACCIDENTS, ON JULY 22, 1992, THE SAFETY BOARD ADOPTED RECOMMENDATION RECOMMENDATIONS A-92-59, -60, AND -61. THE FAA AREED WITH SAFETY RECOMMENDATION A-91-122 IN A LETTER TO SAFETY BOARD, DATED JANUARY 31, 1992, ADDING THAT AN ACOB WAS BEING PREPARED TO ADDRESS THE SUBJECT. ON APRIL 10, 1992, THE SAFETY BOARD CLASSIFIED A-91-122 AS "OPEN--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE," PENDING THE ISSUANCE OF THE ACOB. ON OCTOBER 16, 1992, THE FAA RESPONDED THAT IT AGREED WITH SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS A-92-59,-60, AND -61 AND THAT IT WOULD HANDLE THE ISSUES IN THE ACOB, WHICH WAS BEING DRAFTED. ON APRIL 16, 1993, THE SAFETY BOARD CLASSIFIED THESE RECOMMENDATIONS, "OPEN--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE."
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: CONDUCT AN IN-DEPTH REVIEW OF ITS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE PROCESSING OF ACOBS, AND DEVELOP A SYSTEM TO ENSURE THAT THE SAFETY INFORMATION CONTAINED IS ACTED ON IN A TIMELY AND ACCURATE MANNER. THE SYSTEM SHOULD INCLUDE A PROCESS TO VERIFY THAT THE THE ACTIONS CONTEMPLATED BY THE ACOB ARE EFFECTIVELY IMPLEMENTED.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Aviation
Location: COLUMBUS, OH, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA94MA027
Accident Reports: Stall and Loss of Control on Final Approach, Atlantic Coast Airlines, Inc./ United Express Flight 6291 Jetstream 4101, N304UE
Report #: None
Accident Date: 1/7/1994
Issue Date: 3/17/1994
Date Closed: 5/1/1995
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: FAA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 5/1/1995
Response: THE BOARD NOTES THAT ON 5/13/94, THE FAA ISSUED A JOINT HANDBOOK BULLETIN ENTITLED, "PROGRAM TRACKING & REPORTING SYSTEM DOCUMENTATION OF ACTION REQUIRED OF FLIGHT STANDARDS BULLETINS." THE BULLETIN ESTABLISHES A PROCESS BY WHICH ALL FLIGHT STANDARDS FIELD OFFICES MUST ACCOMPLISH & DOCUMENT SURVEILLANCE, INSPECTION, OR CERTIFICATE MANAGEMENT ACTIONS REQUIRED BY ACOBS, FLIGHT STANDARDS INFO BULLETINS, & HANDBOOK BULLETINS. THE FIELD OFFICE MANAGER IS REQUIRED TO SIGN EACH BULLETIN UPON RECEIPT, & TO ENSURE THAT THE SPECIFIED ACTION IS COMPLETED & THAT THE INSPECTOR MAKES AN ENTRY INTO THE PTRS TO INDICATE THAT THE APPROPRIATE CARRIER HAS BEEN CONTACTED. THE BOARD HAS REVIEWED THE SUBJECT BULLETIN & FINDS THAT IT MEETS THE INTENT OF A-94-70. THEREFORE, THE RECOMMENDATION IS CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION." THE BOARD APPRECIATES THE ACTIONS TAKEN ON THIS SUBJECT.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 12/20/1994
Response: ON 5/13/94, THE FAA ISSUED A JOINT HANDBOOK BULLETIN ENTITLED PROGRAM TRACKING & REPORTING SUBSYSTEM DOCUMENTATION OF ACTION REQUIRED BY FLIGHT STANDARDS BULLETINS. THIS BULLETIN ESTABLISHES A PROCESS BY WHICH ALL FLIGHT STANDARDS FIELD OFFICES MUST ACCOMPLISH & DOCUMENT SURVEILLANCE, INSPECTION, OR CERTIFICATE MANAGEMENT ACTIONS REQUIRED BY ACOB'S FLIGHT STANDARDS INFO BULLETINS, & HANDBOOK BULLETINS. THIS BULLETIN DIRECTS EACH FLIGHT STANDARDS DISTRICT FIELD OFFICE MANAGER IS REQUIRED TO SIGN EACH BULLETIN UPON RECEIPT & ENSURE THAT THE APPROPRIATE INSPECTORS RECEIVE THE BULLETINS. TO ENSURE THAT THIS ACTION IS BEING ACCOMPLISHED, EACH INSPECTOR WHO HAS THE REQUIRED ACTION MUST MAKE AN ENTRY INTO THE PTRS TO INDICATE THAT HE/SHE HAS CONTACTED THE APPROPRIATE AIR CARRIER.

From: NTSB
To: FAA
Date: 8/3/1994
Response: THE BOARD NOTES THAT THE FAA WILL ISUED A HANDBOOK BULLETIN TO ESTABLISH A PROCESS BY WHICH ALL FLIGHT STANDARDS FIELD OFFICES WILL ACCOMPLISH & DOCUMENT SURVEILLANCE, INSPECTION, OR CERTIFICATE MANAGEMENT ACTIONS REQUIRED BY ACOBS, FLIGHT STANDARDS INFO BULLETINS & HANDBOOK BULLETINS. PROVIDED THIS HANDBOOK BULLETIN IS ISSUED TO ALL FSDOS IN A TIMELY MANNER, THE BOARD CLASSIFIES A-94-070 "OPEN--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE." ADDITIONALLY, THE BOARD REQUESTS A COPY OF THE HANDBOOK BULLETIN WHEN IT IS ISSUED.

From: FAA
To: NTSB
Date: 5/25/1994
Response: THE FAA WILL ISSUE A HANDBOOK BULLETIN TO ESTABLISH A PROCESS BY WHICH ALL FLIGHT STANDARDS FIELD OFFICES MUST ACCOMPLISH & DOCUMENT SURVEILLANCE, INSPECTION, OR CERTIFICATE MANAGEMENT ACTIONS REQUIRED BY ACOB'S FLIGHT STANDARDS INFO BULLETINS, & HANDBOOK BULLETINS. THIS BULLETIN WILL DIRECT EACH FLIGHT STANDARDS DISTRICT FIELD OFFICE MANAGER TO MAINTAIN A MASTER COPY OF ALL POLICY BULLETINS. THE MANAGER WILL SIGN EACH BULLETIN UPON RECEIPT & ENSURE THAT THE APPROPRIATE INSPECTORS RECEIVE THE BULLETINS.