Instrument number CASA 492/11
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]
9 December 2011
Direction – number of cabin attendants – Strategic Airlines
(a) commences on 1 January 2012; and
(b) stops having effect at the end of 30 June 2012.
This instrument applies to an aircraft mentioned in section 3 that is:
(a) operated by Strategic Airlines Pty Ltd, Aviation Reference Number 780999 (the operator); and
(b) 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 A320-200 series aircraft that provides for a maximum seating capacity of 180 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 seats in the overwing emergency exit rows.
2 During the aircraft take-off, landing operation and in prepared emergencies, each overwing emergency 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.