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CASA EX47/13 - Exemption - Surveillance Australia Pty Ltd operations into Lord Howe Island

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Instrument number CASA EX47/13
I, GERARD JOHN CAMPBELL, Acting Executive Manager, Operations Division, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 11.160 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR 1998).
[Signed G.J. Campbell]
Gerard J. Campbell
Acting Executive Manager
Operations Division
24 April 2013
Exemption — Surveillance Australia Pty Ltd operations into Lord Howe Island
1          Duration
                 This instrument:
(a)   commences on 1 May 2013; and
(b)   stops having effect at the end of April 2016 as if it had been repealed by another instrument.
2          Revocation
                 Instrument CASA EX56/11 is revoked.
3          Application
                 This instrument applies to operations by Surveillance Australia Pty Ltd, Aviation Reference Number 532345 (the operator), into Lord Howe Island using DHC8-202 aircraft (the aircraft).
4          Exemption
                 For subregulation 11.160 (1) of CASR 1998, the operator is exempt from compliance with directions under subregulation 235 (2) of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 to the extent mentioned in Schedule 1.
5          Conditions
                 The exemption is subject to the conditions mentioned in Schedule 2.
Schedule 1          Extent of exemption
              The exemption only applies to the requirement to comply with subparagraphs 4.1 (a), (b) and (c) of Civil Aviation Order 20.7.1B to the extent that they would prevent taking into account the use of the departure end of the runway end safety area to calculate the take-off distance and accelerate-stop distance for the aircraft.
Schedule 2          Conditions
        1     The operator must comply with the following operational specifications:
DHC8-202 operational requirements for take-off and landing at Lord Howe Island, Runway 10/28

Lord Howe Island aerodrome

Suitable operational runway
Runway 10/28

Landing distance available
Runway 10: 886 m (ERSA)
Runway 28: 785 m (ERSA)

Take-off distance available
Runway 10: 1006 m (ERSA + 60 m)
Runway 28: 1006 m (ERSA + 60 m)

Take-off run available
Runway 10: 946 m (ERSA + 60 m)
Runway 28: 946 m (ERSA + 60 m)

Accelerate-stop distance available
Runway 10: 946 m (ERSA + 60 m)
Runway 28: 946 m (ERSA + 60 m)

Line-up allowance for take-off
180° turn

Operational limitations

Aircraft landing weight
As calculated, based upon aircraft flight manual data and limited to maximum certified landing weight. Threshold speed and prevailing wind must be considered, and accounted for, in the landing distance calculation. Temperature accountability is not required in the landing distance calculation.

Landing distance required
Actual landing distance (ALD) is the distance between a point 50 feet above the runway threshold and the point where the aircraft comes to a complete stop.
Dry runway: 1.43 x ALD.
Wet runway: 1.43 x 1.15 x ALD.
Contaminated runway operations not approved for landing.

Landing flap
Flap 35 landing (unless a greater emergency exists).

Aircraft performance

Braking application
Maximum braking effort.

Retarding applications
Power levers at disc.

Runway visibility
Daylight operations only.

System requirements

All brakes and anti-skid
Nose gear steering
Full flight control and rudder
An aircraft must not take off for a flight to Lord Howe Island unless these systems are operative and fully functional.

        2     Unless otherwise stated in clause 1, all of the operator’s applicable operational procedures and limitations apply.
        3     The additional 60 m (RESA) allowed for take-off only must be added to the brake release end of the runway.