Watchlist 2016 – List of slow progress recommendations 

 Rail

 List of slow progress rail recommendations
Rec No Occ No Date of Board
recommendation
YYYY-MM-DD
Recommendation Rating
R91-01 R90H0524 1991-01-01 The Department of Transport establish minimum standards for the type, location and requirement for fencing along railway rights-of-way approaching railway bridges and any other areas where frequent pedestrian incursions are known. Satisfactory Intent
R00-04 R98V0148 2001-02-01 The Department of Transport and the railway industry implement additional backup safety defences to help ensure that signal indications are consistently recognized and followed. Satisfactory In-Part
R03-02 R99T0017 2003-07-25 The Department of Transport, in conjunction with the railway industry, establish comprehensive national standards for locomotive data recorders that include a requirement for an on-board cab voice recording interfaced with on-board communications systems. Satisfactory In-Part

 Marine

 List of slow progress marine recommendations
Rec No Occ No Date of Board
recommendation
YYYY-MM-DD
Recommendation Rating
M92-07 M90N5017 1993-03-24 The Department of Transport expedite its revision of the Small Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations which will require the carriage of anti‑exposure worksuits or survival suits by fishermen. Satisfactory in-Part
M94-06 M90L3034 1994-05-16 The Department of Transport require the installation of water level detectors in all compartments below the waterline on large fishing vessels. Satisfactory Intent
M94-33 M90L3033 1994-12-16 The Department of Transport establish guidelines for stability booklets so that the information they contain is presented in a simple, clear and practicable format for end-users. Satisfactory in-Part
M94-34 M91L3012 1994-12-28 The Department of Transport require that the pilotage authorities publish official passage plans for compulsory pilotage waters and make them available to masters to facilitate monitoring of the pilot's actions by the vessel's bridge team. Satisfactory in-Part
M95-09 SM9501 / M95Z0001 1995-10-11 The Department of Transport require that the initial training syllabus for all ship officers be modified to include demonstration of skills in Bridge Resource Management. Satisfactory Intent
M95-10 SM9501 / M95Z0001 1995-10-11 The Department of Transport require that all ship officers demonstrate skills in Bridge Resource Management before being issued Continued Proficiency Certificates. Satisfactory Intent
M00-09 M98L0149 2001-03-13 The Department of Transport require small fishing vessels engaged in coastal voyages to carry an emergency position indicating radio beacon or other appropriate equipment that floats free, automatically activates, alerts the search and rescue system, and provides position updates and homing‑in capabilities. Unsatisfactory
M03-07 M02W0147 2003-11-20 The Department of Transport, in collaboration with the fishing community, reduce unsafe practices by means of a code of best practices for small fishing vessels, including loading and stability, and that its adoption be encouraged through effective education and awareness programs. Unsatisfactory
M04-01 M02C0030 2004-06-03 The Department of Transport take steps to ensure that small passenger vessel enterprises have a safety management system. Unsatisfactory
M05-05 M03W0073 2006-02-09 The Department of Transport, in conjunction with other stakeholders, review Canadian and international marine regulations respecting fixed fire extinguishing systems to ensure that their design, maintenance, inspection, and testing regimes effectively demonstrate continued structural and functional integrity. Satisfactory Intent

 Air

 List of slow progress air recommendations
Rec No Occ No Date of Board
recommendation
YYYY-MM-DD
Recommendation Rating
A90-072 A86H0002 1990-12-17 The Department of Transport revise conditions for the issue and maintenance of a night endorsement by: A) including a practical evaluation of the pilot's skill prior to issue of the endorsement; and B) verifying continued proficiency on a recurrent basis Satisfactory In-Part
A90-084 A86H0002 1990-12-17 The Department of Transport require all commercially-operated helicopters to be equipped with appropriate instrumentation for the conduct of basic instrument flying. Unsatisfactory
A90-086 A86H0002 1990-12-17 The Department of Transport devise and implement a means of regularly evaluating the practical decision-making skills of commercially-employed pilots engaged in small air carrier operations. Satisfactory Intent
A91-013 A88O0491 1991-02-12 The Department of Transport expedite legislation for upgrading the flight recorder requirements for Canadian-registered aircraft. Unsatisfactory
A91-009 A90P0121 1991-04-17 TC immediately require Canadian operators of Bell models 205A1 and 212 helicopters engaged in "heli-skiing" or "heli-hiking" operations to install Bell's optional push-out window emergency exits. Satisfactory In-Part
A91-019 A88H0011 1991-06-18 The Department of Transport ensure that the HS 748 Flight Manual and Crew Manual are amended to include appropriate warnings regarding the possibility of aileron aerodynamic overbalance and procedures to be followed should it be encountered. Satisfactory in-Part
A91-020 A88H0011 1991-06-18 The Department of Transport evaluate its review process concerning letters-to-operators to ensure the continuing airworthiness and safe operation of Canadian-registered aircraft. Satisfactory in-Part
A91-021 A88H0011 1991-06-18 The Department of Transport clarify the operator compliance requirements with respect to letters-to-operators. Satisfactory in-Part
A91-022 A89W0232 1991-11-13 The Department of Transport change the VFR weather minima required for landing fixed-wing aircraft in uncontrolled airspace so that the VFR minima provide a level of safety at least equivalent to that provided by IFR circling minima. Satisfactory in-Part
A93-005 A90H0002 1993-03-10 The Department of Transport validate its current procedures for checking that air carriers provide the required multi-engine night training. Unsatisfactory
A93-012 A92W0177 1993-08-24 The Department of Transport coordinate the development and implementation of airworthiness standards and operational limitations for helicopter slinging equipment. Satisfactory in-Part
A94-004 A93H0023 1994-01-31 The Department of Transport streamline its processes to facilitate the timely Canadian implementation of updated flight recorder requirements. Unsatisfactory
A93-015 A94Z0116 1994-02-10 The Department of Transport consider including mandatory dual flight instruction in glassy water, cross-wind and rough water conditions in the alternate seaplane endorsement flight training syllabi. Satisfactory In-Part
A93-016 A94Z0117 1994-02-10 The Department of Transport require an endorsement to the commercial and airline transport licences for seaplane instruction which would entitle the holder to provide alternate seaplane flight and ground school training to pilots. Satisfactory In-Part
A93-017 A94Z0118 1994-02-10 The Department of Transport implement a specific knowledge and skill test for the alternate seaplane endorsement; Satisfactory In-Part
A93-018 A94Z0118 1994-02-10 The Department of Transport require that all seaplane endorsements be recommended by a seaplane instructor who has been designated as seaplane flight examiner. Satisfactory In-Part
A93-020 A94Z0120 1994-02-10 The Department of Transport establish a mandatory periodic flight review on seaplanes for the maintenance of the operating privileges of a seaplane endorsement. Satisfactory In-Part
A94-007 A94Z0132 1994-05-18 The Department of Transport require that all occupants of seaplanes wear a personal flotation device during the standing, taxiing, take-off, and approach and landing phases of flight. Unsatisfactory
A94-013 A92C0048 1994-06-16 The Department of Transport promulgate guidelines regarding the use of "NON-APPROVED" material contained in Aircraft Flight Manuals, including related operational information issued by aircraft manufacturers. Satisfactory In-Part
A94-018 A94H0001 1994-08-12 TC, in consultation with the aviation industry, implement a special safety campaign to inform the helicopter community of the inherent risks involved in the ad hoc practice of penetrating cloud/fog in VFR operations, particularly in mountainous regions. Satisfactory In-Part
A94-019 A94H0001 1994-08-12 The Department of Transport place increased emphasis on achieving compliance with respect to VFR weather limits for commercial helicopter operations. Satisfactory In-Part
A94-020 A94H0001 1994-08-12 The Department of Transport, in conjunction with industry, explore measures to counter attitudes that "pressing-the-weather" is an acceptable practice in commercial VFR helicopter operations. Satisfactory In-Part
A95-11 A93P0131 1995-02-17 The Department of Transport establish guidelines for crew resource management (CRM) and decision-making training for all operators and aircrew involved in commercial aviation. Satisfactory Intent
A95-12 A93P0131 1995-02-17 The Department of Transport establish procedures for evaluating crew resource management (CRM) and pilot decision-making (PDM) skills on a recurrent basis for all aircrew involved in commercial aviation. Satisfactory Intent
A95-02 A95Z0024 (Safety Study) 1995-02-22 The Department of Transport re-evaluate research Regarding protective breathing equipment (PBE) for passengers with a view to determining the feasibility of the carriage of appropriate protective breathing equipment, on a voluntary basis. Unsatisfactory
A95-03 A95Z0024 (Safety Study) 1995-02-22 TC, in concert with industry, re-evaluate the performance of escape slides on all large passenger-carrying aircraft Registered in Canada, to confirm that they can be functionally deployed in accordance with the criteria of the Airworthiness Standard Satisfactory In-Part
A95-17 A93W0204 1995-10-18 The Department of Transport conduct a special one-time audit to confirm that commercial pilots involved in night, multi-engine operations are receiving the required night training. Satisfactory In-Part
A95-18 A93W0204 1995-10-18 The Department of Transport evaluate the effectiveness of its current practices for dealing with those operators who are not providing mandatory training for pilots. Satisfactory In-Part
A95-20 A93W0204 1995-10-18 The Department of Transport revise the guidelines for grouping aircraft for PPCs to take into account the susceptibility to transfer errors by aircrew. Satisfactory In-Part
A96-04 A95H0008 1996-04-04 The Department of Transport expedite the development and implementation of safe separation procedures for the use of GPS in navigation. Satisfactory In-Part
A96-08 A95C0026 1996-05-21 The Department of Transport, using accepted risk management methodologies, create carrier-specific requirements for the carriage of first aid kits, survival equipment, and upgraded ELTs on all commercial aircraft. Unsatisfactory
A96-12 A95H0012 1996-08-15 The Department of Transport require that pilots involved in air-taxi and commuter operations receive specialized training, including skills development, in making prudent decisions under deteriorating operational conditions. Satisfactory Intent
A99-02 A98H0003 1999-03-09 As of 01 January 2005, all aircraft that require both an FDR and a CVR be required to be fitted with a CVR having a recording capacity of at least two hours. Unsatisfactory
A99-03 A98H0003 1999-03-09 As of 01 January 2005, for all aircraft equipped with CVRs having a recording capacity of at least two hours, a dedicated independent power supply be required to be installed adjacent or integral to the CVR, to power the CVR and the cockpit area microphone for a period of 10 minutes whenever normal aircraft power sources to the CVR are interrupted. Unsatisfactory
A00-06 A98A0067 2000-03-29 The Department of Transport improve the quality of pilot decision making in commercial air operations through appropriate training standards for crew members. Satisfactory Intent
A01-03 A98H0003 2001-08-28 A certification test regime be mandated that evaluates aircraft electrical wire failure characteristics under realistic operating conditions and against specified performance criteria, with the goal of mitigating the risk of ignition. Unable to Assess
A03-07 A98H0003 2003-03-27 Regulatory authorities require, for all aircraft manufactured after 1 January 2007 which require an FDR, that in addition to the existing minimum mandatory parameter lists for FDRs, all optional flight data collected for non-mandatory programs such as FOQA/FDM, be recorded on the FDR. Unsatisfactory
A06-09 SII-05-01 (A01W0276) 2006-08-29 To reduce the number of post-impact fires in impact-survivable accidents involving new production aeroplanes weighing less than 5700 kg, Transport Canada, the Federal Aviation Administration, and other foreign regulators include in new aeroplane type design standards:
  • methods to reduce the risk of hot items becoming ignition sources; technology designed to inert the battery and electrical systems at impact to eliminate high-temperature electrical arcing as a potential ignition source;
  • requirements for protective or sacrificial insulating materials in locations that are vulnerable to friction heating and sparking during accidents to eliminate friction sparking as a potential ignition source;
  • requirements for fuel system crashworthiness;
  • requirements for fuel tanks to be located as far as possible from the occupied areas of the aircraft and for fuel lines to be routed outside the occupied areas of the aircraft to increase the distance between the occupants and the fuel; and
  • improved standards for exits, restraint systems, and seats to enhance survivability and opportunities for occupant escape.
Unsatisfactory
A06-10 SII-05-01 (A01W0276) 2006-08-29 To reduce the number of post-impact fires in impact-survivable accidents involving existing production aircraft weighing less than 5700 kg, Transport Canada, the Federal Aviation Administration, and other foreign regulators conduct risk assessments to determine the feasibility of retrofitting aircraft with the following:
  • selected technology to eliminate hot items as a potential ignition source;
  • technology designed to inert the battery and electrical systems at impact to eliminate high-temperature electrical arcing as a potential ignition source;
  • protective or sacrificial insulating materials in locations that are vulnerable to friction heating and sparking during accidents to eliminate friction sparking as a potential ignition source; and
  • selected fuel system crashworthiness components that retain fuel.
Unsatisfactory
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