CASA 42/11 – Direction – number of cabin attendants for Fokker F100 aircraft

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Instrument number CASA 42/11
I, GREGORY JAMES HOOD, Executive Manager, CASA 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
CASA Operations Division
23 February 2011
Direction — number of cabin attendants for Fokker F100 aircraft
1          Duration
                 This instrument:
(a)   commences on the day after it is registered; and
(b)   stops having effect at the end of June 2011.
2          Application
                 This instrument applies to the aircraft mentioned in section 3 that is:
(a)   operated by Skywest Airlines (Australia) Pty Ltd, Aviation Reference Number 075986 (the operator); and
(b)   engaged in regular public transport or charter 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 an Australian registered Fokker 28 MK 0100 (F100) aircraft that provides for a maximum seating capacity of 100 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.
4          Conditions
                 The direction is subject to the conditions mentioned in Schedule 1.
Schedule 1          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     If less than 8 able-bodied persons are available to occupy the overwing 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)   for aircraft with emergency exits in rows 11 and 12:
             (i)  row 11, seats A and G;
            (ii)  row 12, seats A and G;
           (iii)  row 11, seats B and E;
           (iv)  row 12, seats B and E; and
(b)   for aircraft with emergency exits in rows 12 and 13:
             (i)  row 12, seats A and G;
            (ii)  row 13, seats A and G;
           (iii)  row 12, seats B and E;
           (iv)  row 13, seats B and E.
        4     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.
        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 acceptable to CASA.
        7     The operation must be one that does not require the carriage of life rafts in accordance with paragraph 5.2 of Civil Aviation Order 20.11.