CASA EX92/12 - Exemption - public address system

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Instrument number CASA EX92/12
I,peter beilby cromarty, Acting Executive Manager, Operations, a delegate of CASA make this instrument under regulation 11.160 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR 1998).
[Signed P. B. Cromarty]
Peter Cromarty
Executive Manager
Operations Division
28 June 2012
Exemption — public address system
1          Duration
                 This instrument:
(a)   commences 1 July 2012; and
(b)   stops having effect at the end of 30 June 2015.
2          Application
                 This instrument applies to the AS332L and AS332LI Super Puma helicopters (the aircraft) operated by Lloyd Helicopters Pty Ltd, trading as CHC Helicopters (Australia), Aviation Reference Number 222688 (the operator), when engaged in aerial work or charter operations.
3          Exemption
The operator and the pilot in command of each of the aircraft is exempt from compliance with paragraph 4.3 of Civil Aviation Order 20.16.3 (relating to the use of approved and serviceable public address system).
4          Conditions
                 The exemption is subject to the conditions mentioned in Schedule 1.
Schedule 1          Conditions
        1     Subject to clause 2, an exempt aircraft must be fitted with an In Flight Entertainment (IFE) system capable of transmitting public address announcements.
        2     If an exempt aircraft is not fitted with a serviceable IFE system, a passenger on that aircraft must wear headphones that are able to receive normal and emergency instructions from the flight crew over the intercom system and he or she must then relay those instructions orally to the other passengers.
        3     An IFE system must not remain inoperable for longer than the repair interval specified in the aircraft MEL.
        4     Passengers must not be carried except in accordance with clause 1 or 2.
        5     Where passengers are carried, passengers must remain seated with their seat belts fastened throughout the flight.
        6     Where passengers are carried, every passenger must receive a comprehensive safety briefing before the flight.