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CASA 170/14 - Direction — number of cabin attendants (National Jet Systems)

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Instrument number CASA 170/14
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
25 July 2014
Direction — number of cabin attendants (National Jet Systems)
1          Duration
                 This instrument:
(a)   commences on 1 August 2014; and
(b)   expires at the end of July 2015, as if it had been repealed by another instrument.
2          Application
                 This instrument applies to an aircraft mentioned in Schedule 1 and operated by National Jet Systems Pty Ltd, trading as Cobham Aviation Services Australia – Airline Services, Aviation Reference Number 436109 (the operator), and engaged in charter, or regular public transport, operations.
3          Direction
                 In spite of subparagraph 6.1 (b) of Civil Aviation Order (CAO) 20.16.3, the operator may operate the aircraft with not less than 3 cabin attendants.
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 2.
Schedule 1          Aircraft
              Australian registered Boeing 717 type aircraft with a maximum seating capacity of 125 passengers.
Schedule 2          Conditions
        1     Only physically competent (able-bodied) persons may occupy seats in the emergency exit rows.
        2     During the aircraft take-off or landing and in prepared emergencies, 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)   forward overwing exit, seats A and F;
(b)   rear overwing exit, seats A and F;
(c)   forward overwing exit , seats D and C;
(d)   rear overwing exit, seats D and C.
Note   Clause 3 does not affect the requirement to carry 3 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 operation of the 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     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 operation must not be one that requires the carriage of life rafts in accordance with paragraph 5.2 of CAO 20.11.