CASA 63/15 - Direction — number of cabin attendants (National Jet Express)

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Instrument number CASA 63/15
I, GERARD JOHN CAMPBELL, Executive Manager, Operations Division, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 208 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988.
[Signed G.J. Campbell]
Gerard J. Campbell
Executive Manager
Operations Division
25 May 2015
Direction — number of cabin attendants (National Jet Express)
1          Duration
                 This instrument:
(a)   commences on the day of registration; and
(b)   expires at the end of May 2016, as if it had been repealed by another instrument.
2          Application
                 This instrument applies to an aircraft mentioned in section 3 that is operated by National Jet Express Pty Ltd, Aviation Reference Number 580965 (the operator), and engaged in regular public transport, or charter, operations.
3          Direction
                 In spite of subparagraph 6.1 (b) of Civil Aviation Order 20.16.3 (CAO 20.16.3), the operator may operate an Australian registered BAe 146 class aircraft with a type certificate data sheet that provides for a maximum seating capacity of 100 passengers if there is 1 cabin attendant for every 50 passenger seats or part of that number.
Note   CAO 20.16.3 applies in all other respects to an aircraft referred to in this section.
4          Conditions
                 The direction is subject to the conditions mentioned in Schedule 1.
Schedule 1          Conditions
        1     Only physically competent (able-bodied) persons may occupy seats in seat rows designated as emergency exit rows in the operator’s operations manual. 
        2     During the aircraft take-off, landing operation and in prepared emergencies, whenever there are passengers on the aircraft, each grouping of seats in the first and last laws rows must be occupied by a minimum of 1 physically competent (able‑bodied) person.
        3     If after weight and balance requirements, passengers are seated in locations other than the designated exit rows, the closest occupied row to the floor level exits will be deemed the exit row for the purpose of the passenger briefing.
        4     All passengers seated in the emergency exit rows must receive and respond to a briefing, approved by CASA, which instructs them on the operation of the emergency exits and subsequent actions required in the event of cabin crew incapacitation during an emergency.
        5     The operator must ensure that the aircraft can be evacuated in 90 seconds.
        6     Arrangements for the seating and briefing of passengers must be in accordance with procedures set out in the operator’s operations manual and approved by CASA.
        7     The operator must not conduct an operation that requires the carriage of life rafts in accordance with paragraph 5.2 of Civil Aviation Order 20.11.
        8     A copy of this direction must be included in the operator’s operations manual.
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