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CASA 131/14 - Direction — number of cabin attendants (Tiger Airways)

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Instrument number CASA 131/14
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
16 June 2014
Direction — number of cabin attendants (Tiger Airways)
1          Duration
                 This instrument:
(a)   commences on 1 July 2014; and
(b)   expires at the end of June 2015, as if it had been repealed by another instrument.
2          Application
                 This instrument applies to an aircraft mentioned in section 3 operated by
Tiger Airways Australia Pty Limited, Aviation Reference Number 766093 (the operator), and engaged in regular public transport 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 Airbus A320 series aircraft with a type data certificate that provides for a maximum seating capacity of 180 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 the overwing emergency exit rows.
        2     During the aircraft take-off, landing operation and in a prepared emergency, each overwing emergency exit row must be occupied by a minimum of 2 physically competent (able-bodied) persons.
        3     If less than 8 able-bodied persons are available to occupy the emergency exit rows, the operator must ensure that after compliance with the weight and balance loading requirements, the emergency exit rows are occupied in the following sequence:
(a)   row 12, seats A and F;
(b)   row 13, seats A and F;
(c)   row 12, seats C and D;
(d)   row 13, seats C and D.
Note   Clause 3 does not affect the requirement to carry 4 cabin attendants.
        4     All passengers seated in the overwing emergency exit rows must receive and respond to a briefing approved by CASA which instructs them on the opening of overwing emergency exits and subsequent actions required in the event of an emergency.
        5     The operator must ensure that the aircraft can be evacuated in 90 seconds.
        6     Arrangement 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.