Instrument number CASA 254/13
I, GERARD J. CAMPBELL, Executive Manager, Operations Division, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 208 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 and subsection 33 (3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.
[Signed G.J. Campbell]
Gerard J. Campbell
22 November 2013
Direction — number of cabin attendants (Sunstate Airlines)
(a) commences on 1 December 2013; and
(b) expires at the end of 31 May 2014, as if it had been repealed by another instrument.
Instrument CASA 133/13 is revoked.
This instrument applies to an aircraft mentioned in section 4 that is operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Limited, Aviation Reference Number 065667 (the operator), and engaged in regular public transport, or charter, operations.
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 Dash 8-400 aircraft with a type certificate data sheet that provides for a maximum seating capacity of 78 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.
The direction is subject to the conditions mentioned in Schedule 1.
Schedule 1 Conditions
1 For this direction to apply, there must be not less than 73 passengers on board the aircraft.
2 During the aircraft take-off, landing operation and in prepared emergencies, whenever there are 73 or more passengers on the aircraft, row 2 right-hand seats must be occupied by 2 physically competent (able-bodied) persons.
3 All passengers seated in row 2 right-hand side seats must receive and respond to a briefing approved by CASA which instructs them on the operation of emergency exits and subsequent actions required in the event of an emergency.
4 The operator must ensure that the aircraft can be evacuated in 90 seconds.
5 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.
6 A copy of this direction must be included in the operator’s operations manual as made and without alteration.