CASA 11/12 - Direction - number of cabin attendants in Boeing 737-800 series aircraft, Qantas Airways Limited

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Instrument number CASA 11/12
I, GREGORY JAMES HOOD, Executive Manager, Operations Division, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 208 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988.
[Signed Greg Hood]
Greg Hood
Executive Manager
Operations Division
17 January 2012
Direction — number of cabin attendants in Boeing 737-800 series aircraft, Qantas Airways Limited
1          Duration
                 This instrument:
(a)   commences on 1 February 2012; and
(b)   stops having effect at the end of July 2012.
2          Application
                 This instrument applies to Australian registered Boeing 737-800 series aircraft with a type data certificate that provides for a maximum seating capacity of 189 passengers (the aircraft) and operated by Qantas Airways Limited, Aviation Reference Number 216147 (the operator), that is 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 the aircraft if there is 1 cabin attendant for each unit of 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
        (1)     If the aircraft is carrying 50 or fewer passengers, this direction is subject to the conditions mentioned in Schedule 1.
        (2)     If the aircraft is carrying more than 50 passengers, this direction is subject to the conditions mentioned in Schedule 2.
Schedule 1          Conditions
        1     Only physically competent (able-bodied) persons may occupy seats in the overwing emergency exit rows.
        2     The number of able-bodied persons available to occupy seats in the overwing emergency exit rows must be determined only after the weight and balance requirements applicable to the loading of the aircraft have been complied with.
        3     If there are fewer than 8 able-bodied persons available, they must be seated in the overwing exit rows in the following order of precedence for rows and seats:
(a)   row 13 — seats A and B (in that order);
(b)   row 13 — seats D and F (in that order);
(c)   row 14 — seats A and B (in that order);
(d)   row 14 — seats D and F (in that order).
        4     If an overwing exit row is not occupied by an able-bodied person, the preflight safety briefing must be modified to refer only to those overwing exit rows in which an able-bodied person or persons is, or are, seated.
5All passengers seated in the overwing emergency exit rows must receive and respond to a briefing approved by CASA which instructs them in the opening of overwing emergency exits and subsequent actions required in the event of an emergency.
6The operator must ensure that the aircraft can be evacuated in 90 seconds.
7Arrangements 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.
Schedule 2          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 prepared emergencies, each overwing exit row must be occupied by a minimum of 2 able-bodied persons.
        3     All passengers seated in the overwing emergency exit rows must receive and respond to a briefing which instructs them in the opening of overwing 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.