Instrument number CASA 90/11
I, GREGORY JAMES HOOD, Executive Manager, CASA Operations, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 208 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988.
[Signed Greg Hood]
CASA Operations Division
10 March 2011
Direction — number of cabin attendants
(a) commences on 12 March 2011; and
(b) stops having effect at the end of 30 June 2011.
This instrument applies to an aircraft mentioned in section 3 that is operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Limited, Aviation Reference Number 065667 (the operator), and engaged in regular public transport 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 Only physically competent (able-bodied) persons may occupy row 2 right-hand seats.
2 During the aircraft take-off, landing operation and in prepared emergencies, whenever there are 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.