CASA 492/11 - Direction - number of cabin attendants - Strategic Airlines

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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]
Greg Hood
Executive Manager
Operations Division
9 December 2011
Direction – number of cabin attendants – Strategic Airlines
1          Duration
                 This instrument:
(a)   commences on 1 January 2012; and
(b)   stops having effect at the end of 30 June 2012.
2          Application
                 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.
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 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.
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 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.