Recommendation Date
Recipient Name
Ansett NZ
Initiate instructions to flight attendants that: are specific for each aircraft type which they operate, enhance the concept of a sterile flight deck during critical phases of a flight, clarify the need for them to be seated as soon as practicable after the signal to do so is given.
Reply Text
This recommendation appears to reflect Ansett New Zealand's present policy as expressed by the Company's current procedures. Type specific instructions are included in Standard Operating Procedures, as are the procedures considered necessary to implement the concept of a sterile flight deck during "critical phases of a flight".

Accordingly, whilst Ansett New Zealand agrees with the apparent intention of this safety recommendation, the Company considered that its present procedures meet the safety recommendation for the instruction of Flight Attendants.
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