CASA EX46/14 - Exemption — carriage of children suffering from a serious medical condition

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Instrument number CASA EX46/14
I, GERARD JOHN CAMPBELL, Executive Manager, Operations Division, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 11.160 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 and subsection 33 (3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.
[Signed G.J. Campbell]
Gerard J. Campbell
Executive Manager
Operations Division
16 June 2014
Exemption — carriage of children suffering from a serious medical condition
1          Duration
                 This instrument:
(a)   commences on 1 July 2014; and
(b)   expires at the end of June 2017, as if it had been repealed by another instrument.
2          Repeal
Instrument CASA EX66/11 is repealed.
3          Application
                             This instrument applies to the carriage of a child over 2 years old who:
(a)   suffers from a serious medical condition which makes it impossible for him or her to sit upright unaided; and
(b)   weighs less than 16 kilograms.
4          Exemption
                             This instrument exempts Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd, Aviation Reference Number 567591 (the operator), and a child to whom this instrument applies, from compliance with subregulation 251 (1) of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988.
5          Conditions
        (1)     The child must be carried in a Boeing 737-700/800, an Airbus A330 or an Embraer 190, aircraft.
        (2)     The exemption is subject to the conditions mentioned in Schedule 1.
Schedule 1          Conditions
        1     All staff who may reasonably be expected to have any contact with the child during the carriage of the child must be informed of the carriage of the child under this exemption and of the medical condition of the child.
        2     A qualified medical practitioner must provide a statement in writing that mentions the child’s medical condition, and that he or she:
(a)   is unable to sit upright unaided; and
(b)   weighs under 16 kilograms; and
(c)   is fit to travel.
        3     An approved infant seat belt must be used in the aircraft to restrain the child while sitting on an accompanying adult’s lap.

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