GAC UPDATE Issue 30 - October 2013

By Vivienne Sandercock

Contents


1. Editor's Message
2. Rand Airport Air Show
3. IATA Boss wants safety audit to be mandatory for African airlines
4. Hazard, Incident and Accident Statistics
5. Henley/Global Training
6. Goma's runway to be rehabilitated
7. ERP/AEMS
8. News from Jo'burg Airports
9. Commercial Airlines/Airports Information
10. Security/Safety Tip of the Month
11. Advertisements



1. EDITOR'S MESSAGE


Welcome to this 30th Issue of GAC UPDATE. For those of us here in the Southern Hemisphere Spring has sprung and the summer should be on its way - of course bringing with it the perennial threat of bird strikes from migrating birds. Have a look at the fixed wing safety incidents record for September and you will see this reflected therein.


In the section 3 below IATA are again calling for IOSA Certification to be mandatory for all airlines in Africa. In order to achieve any acceptable level of aviation safety in parts of Africa, it will be necessary to start right at the beginning in the Check-in Hall where chaos reigns supreme with no queuing system, bribery being rife in order to get onto a flight for which one holds a paid for ticket. Tickets with names and details on which bear absolutely no relationship to the actual passenger who is travelling (child's ticket with an adult being the passenger). From there we have to get onto the subject of incorrect passenger figures/head counts, passenger break downs (Males/Females/Children/Infants) and baggage and cargo weights. With load distribution being a complete fabrication only to be outdone by completely unrealistic under-loads. Whilst some dispatchers do hold proper licences some of the work that comes from others defies belief. If IOSA Certification is made mandatory for the airlines then, in my opinion, so should ISAGO Certification for the Ground Handling Agents. Of course one should keep in mind the requirement for Captains to be observant and watch out for incorrectly compiled loadsheets.

Vivienne Sandercock

2. RAND AIRPORT AIR SHOW BY STUART COETZEE


The Rand Airport Air Show took place on Sunday 29th September and despite the weather forecast claiming a sixty percent change of scattered thunder showers the weather played along and allowed the show to go on. The weather held until thirty minutes after the displays concluded when a fierce wind had all the spectators run for cover. Luckily all the planes had already made their way back to their hangars and the visiting planes had departed to their respective airports.


True to form once again this proved to be the biggest and best air show in the country starting with a 15 Aircraft formation of radial engine aircraft consisting of 11 Harvard's, 2 Trojans, a Beech 18 and a DC3 Dakota. Standing on the roof of the Terminal Building looking to the west and seeing all these planes appear out of the haze in formation and in order of type and size was such a great moment that being there could not be described in words, only a picture could truly show these magnificent aircraft and their pilots showing off to the crowds. Even if you are not an enthusiast and a diehard you could not help but feel a surge of adrenalin course through your veins seeing these magnificent aircraft come into sight, one after another, pulling up with smoke pouring from the exhaust.


The rest of the day went by with one display after another which kept the crowds entertained and enthralled, with jets, helicopters and even a race between a formula Renault and a helicopter and the Mazda Zoom Zooms took on a Mazda x5. These daring displays were all accomplished by the highly skilled and qualified pilots doing what they do best, guiding these, in today's' terms ancient workhorses, through the skies doing breath-taking manoeuvres yet making it look so effortless. Seeing the Silver Falcons in action, knowing that the lack of funds had cut their wings and that they were no longer seen at most air shows had made their presence even more spectacular. Securing these at the show was made possible by the intervention of the main sponsor Master Technologies which deserves a round of applause for this. Menno Parsons showed off his immaculate Mustang which had the crowds enthralled for the duration of his display.


A display by Larry Beamish in a Lear 45 Jet was spectacular and a fitting end to a great flying day.




Brian Emmenis kept the spectators involved by providing historical facts and technical specifications of each plane that took to the skies and the CV of the pilot behind the controls.

It takes months of planning to put together a show of this magnitude and hats off to all involved from the administration staff, ticket sellers to the emergency personnel and last but not least the programme coordination done by Arnie Meneghelli and Scully Levin. No air show can however materialize without permission from RAASA and without the display coordination ably managed by Francois Hanekom, Rickus Erasmus and Grant Timms.






One cannot help but wonder whether our kids and their kids will still have the privilege to witness these craft in all their glory or will the thrill of seeing these in action be forgone by a game on the I pad or cell phone. It was therefore so rewarding to hear that some of the older pilots were accompanied in the air and formation by their children which spells hope that this is not a dying profession or pastime and will continue with generations to come.



Photographs by Peter Jackson Article by Stuart Coetzee - Rand Airport Manager





IATA BOSS WANTS SAFETY AUDIT MANDATORY FOR AFRICAN AIRLINES


On the 17 of September the International Air Transport Association, IATA, urged African governments to make the operational safety audit also known as IOSA mandatory for all airlines to improve the continent's appalling safety record. The IATA Operational Safety Audit, IOSA, is mandatory for all IATA members.


Tony Tyler, IATA Director General and CEO, who spoke in Lagos, western Nigeria, argued that in 2012 none of the 25 IATA members in Africa had an accident.


"None of the 384 airlines on the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registry had a jet lull loss - including some three dozen carriers on this continent," Tyler said at an event labelled Aviation Day Africa. "I take this opportunity to urge them (African governments) to make IOSA mandatory," Tyler said.


Africa, he said, remains the continent with the least flights but with the highest number of accidents. "In 2012 African airlines had one accident with Western-built jet aircraft for every 270,000 flights. Globally, the industry average was one accident for about every five million flights," Tyler said. Put another way, he said, African aviation accounted for only 3 percent of global traffic but nearly 50 percent of the fatalities with Western-built jets.


"It is clear that IOSA is making a difference - not just in Africa, but in safety globally," Tyler said while urging African airlines to embrace its safety audit. He said although IOSA can assist governments in safety oversight, it is not a substitute for effective safety oversight by Civil Aviation Authorities.


Tyler called on African governments to meet the Abuja Declaration's 2015 for safer skies on the continent. The Abuja Declaration focused on establishing independent and sufficiently funded civil aviation authorities, implementing effective and transparent safety oversight systems by all African states and completing IOSA by all African airlines as well as implementing accident prevention measures focuses on runway safety and loss of control. It also urged African governments to implement flight data analysis and safety management systems by all service providers.


The IATA boss also called on African governments and private stakeholders and partners to grow the aviation industry on the continent, explaining the industry provides 6.7 million jobs and some US68 billion dollars. Also at the two-day conference were the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Captain Fola Akinkuotu and the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, George Uriesi. http://pmnewsnigeria.com/2013/09/17/iata-boss-wants-safety-audit-mandatory-for-african-airlines/



4. HAZARD, INCIDENT AND ACCIDENT REPORTS


Information on the SA CAA listings can be found on their website www.caa.co.za .


FIXED WING ACCIDENTS IN AFRICA - 2013


DATE TYPE FATALITIES LOCATION


01 Jan Aeroprakt A-22 FoxBat 2 Phalaborwa Airport, Limpopo, RSA
10 Jan Windlass Aquilla 2 R304, near Klipheuwel, WC, RSA
17 Jan CASA 212 0 AFB Bloemfontein, Tempe Airfield, RSA
03 Feb Jabiru SPT 0 N4 Motorway, South of Witbank, MP, RSA
05 Feb Cessna 0 East African Aviation Academy, Soroti, Uganda
05 Feb Light Aircraft 3 Niamey Airport, Niger
11 Feb Military 3 crew & 6 pax Monrovia, Liberia
23 Feb B733 0 RWY26L, Muscat, Oman
24 Feb Aeroprakt A-22 FoxBat 2 Initial climb out from Nanyuki Civil Airstrip, Kenya
28 Feb A321 0 Hurghada, Egypt
03 Mar Rally 2 Remote part of Namibia
04 Mar Fokker 50 5 Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo
18 Mar MIL 1 500km N of Nouakchott, near Aoujeft, Mauritania
07 Apr B1900 1 In the area of the Gulf of Guinea
16 Apr Tiger Moth 2 Modimola Dam in Mmabatho, NW, RSA
13 Apr MT7 1 200 metres short of the runway at Arusha, Tanzania
27 Apr Cessna 152 1 Worcester, WC, RSA
6 May Alpha Jet 2 Dargol Village, 60km west of Niamey, Niger
9 May Military TBA UNK number Port Harcourt, Nigeria
06 Jun Dromader Fire Bomber 1 Piet Retief, MP, RSA
10 Jun Military Aircraft UNK number 1 km from Ngaoundere (Adamaoua Airport) Cameroon.
21 Jun Cessna 182 2 Close to Rand Airport (FAGM), GP, RSA
03 Jul Embraer Bandeirante 2Francistown, Botswana

16 Jul PA38 0 Close to Lilongwe's Kamuzu International Airport (KIA), Malawi.
18 Jul Cirrus SR20 2 Lanseria International Airport, GP, RSA
25 Jul Cessna 206 3 Aberdares Mountain region of central Kenya
31 Jul SF340B 0 Lubumbashi, DRC
01 Aug Cessna 0 Arusha, Tanzania
09 Aug AN12 4 Mogadishu Airport, Somalia
29 Sep RV 2 P. C. Pelzer Airport, Klerksdorp, NW, RSA
Source, amongst others, PlaneCrash info.com; News24, Aviation Herald, Flight Safety Information




ROTOR WING ACCIDENTS IN AFRICA - 2013


DATE TYPE FATALITIES LOCATION


18 Jan Bell 47G 3B.1 0 Hibberdene, KZN, RSA
07 Feb RH44 0 S 25° 49' 40”E 028° 13' 15, Kestell, FS, RSA
9 Mar MIL 2 35km from Bukavu, S Kivu Province, DRC
12 Mar Z9 1 Lusaka City Airport, Lusaka, Zambia
23 Mar Bell 206B 0 Mayors Walk, Pietermaritzburg, KZN, RSA
30 Mar Agusta A109 5 Kruger Park, South Africa (on rhino protection)
04 Apr RH44 1 Alongside N1 Nylstroom, Limpopo, RSA
05 Apr MIL 0 Nr US Embassy, Tunis, Tunisia
12 Apr MIL 5 Nr Ouro Modi, 56km southeast of Sevare, Mali
23 Apr RH44 4 Sondagskraal, nr Schoemanskloof near Nelspruit MP, RSA
31 May Military Helicopter 9 Abu Kershola, north east of South Kordofan State, Sudan.
06 Jun Military Training Helicopter 2 Damazin Town, Blue Nile State, Sudan


FIXED WING INCIDENTS AND HAZARDS REPORT TO GAC - AUG 2013




INC HAZ DATE A/C TYPE LOCATION FATALITIES CIRCUMSTANCES OP TYPE


INC 6 Sep ATR72 On departure from Tunis (Tunisia) 0 The a/c was climbing out of Tunis when the Crew received indications suggesting an engine oil leak. Crew decided to return to Tunis for a safe landing some 10 minutes later. COM
INC 13 Sep B744 En-route London Heathrow (UK) to Johannesburg (South Africa) about 290nm SE of Algiers (Algeria) 0 The a/c drifted down to FL260 due to engine (RB211) trouble. The aircraft turned around and returned to London for a safe landing. Suspected Bird Strike. COM
INC 19 Sep B752 En-route Rome (Italy) to Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) 140 nm east northeast of Luqa (Malta) 0 Crew reported the RH engine (PW2037) had been secured and they had drifted down to FL240. They requested diversion to Luqa where the emergency services were on SBY. The route was cleared and they a/c drifted down to FL150. Suspected engine Bird Strike COM
INC 22 Sep B736 On finals Djerba (Tunisia) 0 Two large birds impacted the nose gear causing a hydraulic leak. The crew landed the a/c safely COM
INC 29 Sep TBA O. R. Tambo International Airport, RSA 0 En-route JNB to CPT crew elected to return to JNB due to technical problems. COM



ROTOR INCIDENTS AND HAZARDS REPORTED TO GAC - AUG 2013




INC HAZ DATE A/C TYPE LOCATION FATALITIES CIRCUMSTANCES TYPE OF OP


INC 29 Sep TBA Zalengei Helipad, Central Darfur, Sudan 0 During the emergency landing following a technical fault requiring return to base, the aircraft crashed and was badly damaged. All 19 passengers and 4 crew members were immediately and safely evacuated off the helicopter.




TYPE DATE AERODROME HAZARD OR INCIDENT DESCRIPTION


HAZ All El Geneina, North Sudan Unfenced rwy giving rise to multivarious rwy incursions by donkeys and other wild life
HAZ All Goma, DRC Volcanic eruption risk. Volcano monitoring station is shut down due to rebel activity causing serious threat to the scientists' lives.
HAZ All Bunia, DRC Runway surface damage
HAZ All Cape Town Heliport, RSA Bird hazard giving rise to a threat of bird strikes
HAZ All Rand Airport GF, RSA Fixed wing a/c doing acrobatics in the Helicopter GF area.



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5. GOMA'S RUNWAY TO BE REHABILITATED


After the successful issuance of a tender in August, German NGO Welthungerhilfe (German for "World Hunger Aid") and the Democratic Republic of the Congo's air navigation services and airport management provider, Regie des Voies Aériennes (RVA), have signed a USD15million contract to rehabilitate 500m of Goma International Airport's runway 18/36, previously covered with hardened lava.


A signing ceremony was held last week in the eastern Congolese town, situated on the northern shore of Lake Kivu, next to the Rwandan town of Gisenyi, and was attended by Congolese Minister of Transport and Communication, Justin Kalumba, and representatives of Welthungerhilfe.


Funded by the German government, the 6-month contract will involve the re-asphalting of the 500 meters of the runway that were inundated with molten lava during the January 2002 eruption of the active volcano, Mount Nyiragongo. The works will be undertaken by Congolese contractors, Safricas.


An important hub in Eastern Congo, Goma International Airport has suffered numerous air crashes over the last twenty years , largely due to its difficult approach, frequent poor weather and lack of reliable aeronautical infrastructure.
African Aviation Tribune.


Editor - Perhaps the sight of large equipment on the runway will jog the memories of Pilots operating into Goma and make them think that they are supposed to report runway hazards to their Air Safety Office!


6. OFFSHORE HELICOPTER OPERATORS ANNOUNCE JOINT REVIEW TO ENHANCE FLIGHT SAFETY


Offshore helicopter operators Avincis Group, Bristow Group and CHC Helicopter announced today they have launched a review of safety practices that will deepen their commitment to share best practices and consistently operate at the highest possible level of safety. The three companies leading this effort will reach out to other helicopter operators to encourage them to join the review group.


The joint review of safety-related processes, procedures, training and equipment will identify best practices on the ground and in the air, combining the operators' collective experience. Experts in safety, training and flight operations from the three companies will participate in the review initially, with subsequent involvement to include their maintenance personnel and other key industry professionals. The group first will focus on European operational procedures, but will explore and adopt best practice from the global industry and scale its review accordingly. The review will include;


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Q Manufacturing Excellence
Q Human Factors
Q Safety Communication
Q Emergency Equipment/Training
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The collaboration is an outcome of ongoing dialogue among chief executives of Avincis Group, the corporate parent of Bond; Bristow Group and CHC, but is expected to extend to other operators that can contribute to the group's work. It is anticipated the review will be conducted under the auspices of European Helicopter Operators Committee (EHOC).


Plans for collaboration by the operators will complement a just-announced review of North Sea helicopter operations by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) -- in partnership with the Norway CAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) -- and will be done in cooperation with the International Oil & Gas Producers Association (OGP). Findings from investigations by the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) and others into past incidents will also be incorporated into the group's work.


Avincis Group CEO James Drummond said, "This initiative has our full support. There is no doubt in my mind that the combined efforts of the operators will further enhance safety for everyone in the industry."


Bristow Group President and CEO Bill Chiles said, "By sharing best practices, we can effectively enhance safety for our clients and our crews. This initiative will combine the expertise and talents within our industry and will complement and fully support the work being done by HSSG and broader industry forums to identify best-in-class technologies, processes, procedures and training to meet the objectives of achieving better safety performance."


CHC President and CEO Bill Amelio added that the joint effort will deepen the commitment of the three industry leaders to collaborate on safety. "There are and will continue to be plenty of bases for healthy competition between our companies, but safety must never be one of them. Everyone benefits when the people who rely on us for their livelihoods are able to return home safely, and it remains our obligation to do everything humanly possible to fulfil that expectation."




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8. NEWS FROM THE JOHANNESBURG AIRPORTS


FAGM - RAND AIRPORT, GERMISTON -
www.randairport.co.za
About 12,000 people attended the annual Rand Airport Airshow on Sunday 29th September. See Section 2 above.
The next Safety Meeting will be held at 09.00 on Tuesday 5th November 2013.


FAGC - GRAND CENTRAL AIRPORT, MIDRAND - www.grandcentral.co.za
The next Safety Meeting is to be held at 12.00 on Tuesday 12th November 2013.


FALA - LANSERIA AIRPORT - www.lanseriaairport.co.za
The next Safety Meeting will be held at 12.00 on Tuesday, 15thh October 2013


9. COMMERCIAL AIRLINE / AIRPORT INFORMATION


SAFAIR - O R TAMBO TO CAPE TOWN

In spite of a pending legal application by both Comair Ltd and Skywise to block its launch , nascent South African Low Cost Carrier FlySafair has outlined its initial timetable for multiple daily Johannesburg - Cape Town flights, was tentatively scheduled to launch on October 17. Flights will be operated by a fleet of B737-400s. Reservations are now open.


FASTJET - DAR ES SALAAM TO O R TAMBO


Fastjet (FN) has announced that its first international flight between Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg, previously scheduled to take place on Friday 27 September 2013 , has been temporarily postponed owing to what it claims are "unexpected administrative delays caused by a very late request for additional documentation by the South African Department of Transport".


The airline states that despite having delivered the requested documents, the South African DoT said it will take several days to process them, thus delaying the start of fastjet flights on this international route.


Commenting on the news, fastjet Chief Executive Ed Winter said the postponement was "very disappointing" adding with a sense of pragmatism that administrative delays of this nature are not unusual in the markets in which his airline operates.


"Having complied with all the requests made of us and secured all the necessary licenses and permits in an extremely diligent and timely fashion, fastjet was led to believe that we were fully on-track to launch this route on the 27th September," he said. Fastjet says it is confident it will be operating this service by mid-October but has offered no specific date as yet.
African Aviation Herald


Air Namibia
, the Windhoek-based national airline of the Republic of Namibia, has taken delivery of its first A330-200 being leased by Air Namibia from US lessor Intrepid. The airline's A330 features a two-class cabin layout seating 244 passengers which comprises 30 business class seats and 214 economy class seats. Air Namibia started commercial services with its first Airbus aircraft in 2006 with an A340-300. The airline currently operates four A319s on regional routes, as well as two A340-300s on its flagship service from Windhoek to Frankfurt. “The high efficiency and low operating costs of the A330 makes it a perfect fit into our fleet. With an aircraft we know to be both reliable and comfortable it will offer the best flight experience to our passengers,” said Ms Theopoltina M. Namases, Managing Director of Air Namibia


Nigeria - New law banning wet-leases for longer than 6 months comes into effect from October 1st


The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority's (NCAA) decree that no Nigerian carrier, whether scheduled or charter, will be able to wet-lease foreign aircraft for the purposes of commercial operations for periods longer than six months was set to come into effect from October 1.


BusinessNews Nigeria reports that the development is part of the Federal Government's move to reform the aviation sector after it became alarmed at the number of foreign-registered aircraft being for wet-leased (i.e. the contract involves the aircraft, complete crew, maintenance, and insurance) for commercial operations in the country.


“Pursuant to sections 30 (5) and 30 (7a) of the Civil Aviation Act, 2006, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority hereby makes the following order: 1. Wet-lease-in aircraft into Nigeria: No Air Operator Certificate holder shall wet-lease-in an aircraft into Nigeria for the purpose of commercial air transportation for a total period of more than six months. 2. Effective date: This order shall take effect from October 1, 2013 and all AOC holders shall comply there from.”


Among the airlines affected that have made tentative moves to conform with the directive are Arik Air (W3) whose two A340-500s on lease from Hi-Fly Portugal, (MCN 910 | CS-TFW ) & (MCN 912 | CS-TFX ), are to be reregistered in Nigeria as 5N-JIB and 5N-JIA respectively.


Meanwhile, the General Manager for Chanchangi Airlines, Mohammed Tukur , says Abuja's decision to levy a USD3'000 charge per flight on locally registered private jets and USD4'000 per flight for foreign-registered jets would be detrimental to the industry's development with some operators tempted to transfer their operations to Ghana. “Some people think this industry must be destroyed at all cost and this will negatively affect job creation as these airlines may decide to close shop and move their operations to Ghana where the charges are not only moderate but reasonable. When it comes to this, everybody is involved. Aero, Arik, Chanchangi, IRS, Dana are involved. You have to make aviation conducive so that there would be job creation. This is no longer the transformation that the industry yearns for, but one that could cripple the sector. I am sure the NCAA must have been forced to take this type of draconian retrogressive policy that takes us nowhere.”


Earlier this year, the country introduced legislature in its National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) 2013 which sanctioned jet owners permitting friends and business associates aboard their private aircraft. With the largest biz-jet market in Africa valued at USD3.75billion , about 150 private jets currently operate in the country and are owned by Nigerians.


Botswana - Kalahari Airways eyes flights to New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong via its Gaborone hub


Denis Coghlan, the Chief Executive Officer of the ambitious Botswana-based start-up, Kalahari Airways, has outlined his long-term vision for the company in which he sees the establishment of Gaborone as a regional hub for flights to Hong Kong and the United States in addition to London.


According to Chinese newswire, Xinhua, starting in early 2014, Kalahari will begin offering daily Cape Town - London Gatwick via Gaborone flights, likely using the three ex-Qantas B747-400s. "Later we will add Durban to Hong Kong via Gaborone with an immediate connection to our Cape Town-London flight," said Coghlan.


"Our long range plan is to commence flights from Gaborone to New York and Los Angeles via Shannon Airport in Ireland where passengers will be able to pre-clear U.S. customs and immigration before they arrive in the U.S.," he added. Mr Coghlan claims that in addition to securing agreements with two unnamed regional carriers to feed traffic into his Gaborone hub from Lusaka, Harare and Johannesburg (Lanseria), Kalahari Airways research has shown that Gaborone's customer potential combined with the available passenger loads out of Cape Town, the flight will have full loads on every flight out.


Kalahari Airways expects to attract premium class diamond industry, business and tourist passengers in Botswana and expects to generate USD200million per annum. With costly upgrades to Gaborone's Sir Seretse Khama International Airport still ongoing , Botswana's government has attempted to get a return on its investment by attracting more international traffic to the facility. Minister of Transport and Communications, Frank Ramsden, has reportedly held talks with major airlines in the past, among them Delta Airlines (DL) though in light of Johannesburg's proximity to Gaborone, nothing substantive has yet to come of those negotiations.



10. SAFETY/SECURITY TIPS OF THE MONTH


September 30, 2013 (JUBA) - South Sudan health ministry has declared a national health emergency in the country following an outbreak of Polio, four years after it was declared free from the infection. Polio is also endemic in Ethiopia and Somalia.


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