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AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICES (AIS/HQ)

AIRPORT & AVIATION SERVICES (S.L.) LTD

          BANDARANAIKE INTL AIRPORT   COLOMBO

     KATUNAYAKE

SRI LANKA.

AIC

A 01/18

25 MAY

AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTOR SERIOUS INCIDENT COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS OF AIRCRAFT OPERATORS, AERODROME OPERATORS & AIR NAVIGATION SERVICES PROVIDERS

1.      Applicability of the AIC

This AIC is applicable to the following persons and organizations

1.1.   Holder of an Air Operator Certificate issued by Director General of Civil Aviation.

1.2.   Holder of a Foreign Air Operator Certificate issued by Director General of Civil Aviation.

1.3.   Holder of a Licence to operate a flying training school issued by Director General of Civil Aviation.

1.4.   Any other person operating an aircraft in Sri Lanka under any other arrangement as approved by the DGCA.

1.5.   The Statutory Service Provider in respect of provision of Aeronautical Services in Sri Lanka

1.6.   Holder of an Aerodrome Operator Certificate issued by Director General of Civil Aviation.

 

2.                  Description of an accident and a serious incident

2.1.     The definition of an accident and a serious incident is given in Attachment A .(Click here to view),

2.2.     A list of examples of serious incidents is given in Attachment B. (Click here to view) The list contains typical examples which is not exhaustive.

 

3.                  Power to investigate into an aircraft accident or a serious incident

3.1.      Section 55 of the Civil Aviation Act, No. 14 of 2010 requires the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka to institute an investigation into any aircraft accident or serious incident occurring within the territory of Sri Lanka or in respect of an aircraft registered in Sri Lanka or an aircraft operated by an Operator of Sri Lanka.

 

4.                  Responsibility for notification of an aircraft accident or a serious incident 

4.1.     An Aircraft Operator certified by the Director General of Civil Aviation shall inform the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka of an aircraft accident or a serious incident occurred concerning an aircraft registered in Sri Lanka or operated by such Aircraft Operator irrespective of the place of such occurrence.

 

4.2.      A Foreign Aircraft Operator shall inform the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka of an aircraft accident or a serious incident occurred within the territory of Sri Lanka in respect of an aircraft operated by such Foreign Aircraft Operator.

                                                                                                                     

4.3.      In the absence of the aircraft operator for immediate notification, the Pilot in Command, owner, hirer, lessor or the agent of the subject aircraft shall make the notification.

 

4.4.      In the event of a flying display/festival or a demonstration flight, the organizer or the handler of the event shall make the notification.

4.5.     The Air Traffic Service Provider or the Aerodrome Operator shall make the notification of an accident or a serious incident which has occurred on or adjacent to an aerodrome in Sri Lanka.

 

4.6.     The Air Traffic Service Provider shall make the notification of an accident or a serious incident which has occurred in Sri Lankan airspace.

  

5.                  Submission of Notification

5.1.     Notification shall be made immediately, preferably by telephone, email or fax with the minimum of delay and by quickest means which is essential for initiating prompt action for the ensuing investigation.

 

5.2.     Information required to be furnished in the notification is provided in Attachment C  .(Click here to view),

 

5.3.      In addition to the information required by International Standards as given in the above Attachment C, the aircraft operator, owner, hirer, lessor, agent or Pilot in Command as applicable shall furnish information on; Contact details, location and availability of the flight crew, Contact details of the operatorís safety manager and accountable manager, a copy of the complete flight documents and in case of an accident and the passenger manifest.

 

5.4.    In addition the contact details for each passenger shall be furnished at the earliest possible.

 

6.                  Submission of Aircraft Accident and Serious Incident Reporting Form

6.1.     Subsequent to the submission of the notification under above paragraph 5,the Aircraft Accident and Serious Incident Reporting Form(CAA/AU/003) which is provided at Attachment D (Click here to view),, shall be forwardedto the Authority with the minimum of delay and by quickest means preferably by email or fax. No other form or format shall be used for this purpose.

 

6.2.     All Air Traffic Services Units shall keep the Aircraft Accident/ Serious Incident Report Form (CAA/AU/003) available. It can also be downloaded from the CAASL website (www.caa.lk).

 

7.                  Reporting timelines in summery

 

Notification 

 

Submission of Aircraft Accident /Serious Incident Reporting Form

Accident

Immediate

Minimum of delay

Serious incident

Immediate

Minimum of delay

Note - Telephone, e-mail or fax will in most cases constitute the most suitable and quickest means to send a notification

 8.                  Preservation of records

 

8.1.            A holder of an Air Operator Certificate issued by the Director General of Civil Aviation or an Operator of a Flying Training School or a person operating an aircraft in Sri Lanka shall preserve all records, including all recorded data in any form maintained for the operation and maintenance of the aircraft which is involved in an accident or a serious incident for at least 14 days after the accident or serious incident has taken place, unless otherwise required by the Civil Aviation Authority. Recorded data in any form includes, but not limited to, communication between persons involved in the accident or serious incident; medical or personal information regarding persons involved in the accident or serious incident, cockpit voice recordings, flight data recordings and cockpit airborne image recordings, transcripts from such recordings, log entries, electronic recordings, technical and other relevant data relating to the accident or serious incident.

 

8.2.            The Statutory Service Provider for the provision of Aeronautical Services of Sri Lanka shall preserve all records including data recordings in all forms of the air traffic services units and transcripts of such recordings, all logs and other documentary evidences pertinent to an accident or a serious incident for at least 14 days after the accident or serious incident has taken place unless otherwise notified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka.

 

8.3.      Aerodrome Operators in Sri Lanka certified by the Director General of Civil Aviation shall preserve all records including all logs and other documentary evidences pertinent to an accident or a serious incident for at least 14 days after the accident or serious incident has taken place unless otherwise notified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka. In respect of easily perishable evidences such as ground impact marks and runway marks and photographic evidences shall be preserved until collected by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka. No repair or restoration of damaged property shall be undertaken without the approval of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka.

  

9.                  Contact details

 

9.1.Contact details for notification and reporting of an accident or a serious incident are as follows;

 

Mandatory

During working days from 8.30a.m to 4.15p.m local time

CAASL - Accident Investigation Unit (AIU)                      +94-11-2358817,                             

                                                                                         +94-11-2358819

                                                                                  

Fax                                                                                   +94-11-2257154

 24 hours

DGCA                                                                               +94 773559898

Additional Director General                                           +94 763467673

Deputy Director General (FSR)                                       +94 771055119

Deputy Director General (ASR)                                      +94 771038064

   

Alternative

Director/Airworthiness                                              +94772208957

Director/Operations                                                   +94 777382252

            Director/Navigation Services                                     +94772566676

Director - Aerodromes                                               +94777761161

Director/Aviation Security                                          +94 773520586

  

Email: sldgca@caa.lk, with a copy to mgraaii@caa.lk and amaai@caa.lk

  

10.              Reporting of Aviation Occurrences (Mandatory Occurrence Reporting)

 

10.1.        Occurrences other than an aircraft accident or serious incident is required to be notified within 72hrs to the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka in terms of the requirements stipulated in Implementing Standard-006 on Aviation Occurrence Reporting System issued by the Director General of Civil Aviation.

 

           11.      This AIC supersedes the Circular already published with regard to the Notification of an aircraft accident / a              serious incident, AIC no. A02/12 -14 JUN 2012.

H.M.C. Nimalsiri

Director General of Civil Aviation &

Chief Executive Officer

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