Instrument number CASA EX16/10
I, GREGORY JAMES HOOD, Executive Manager, CASA Operations Division, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 308 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR 1988).
[Signed Greg Hood]
CASA Operations Division
12 April 2010
Exemption — flight data recording
(a) commences on the day after it is registered; and
(b) stops having effect at the end of 30 September 2010.
This instrument applies to each of the aircraft mentioned in Schedule 1 (the aircraft) and operated by Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Limited, Aviation Reference Number 567591 (the operator) under AOC BN567591-109 and used in regular public transport operations.
The aircraft is exempt from compliance with subregulations 207 (2) and 21A (1) of CAR 1988 only to the extent mentioned in Schedule 2.
The exemption is subject to the conditions mentioned in Schedule 3 which are necessary in the interests of safety.
Schedule 1 Details of aircraft
Embraer ERJ 190 aircraft configured with Embraer production model 109-23-0218/2006 dual high frequency system installation.
Embraer ERJ 170 aircraft when modified in accordance with SB 170-23-0016.
Embraer ERJ 190 aircraft when modified in accordance with SB 190-23-0009.
Schedule 2 Extent of exemption
1 The exemption extends only to the directions:
(a) under subregulation 207 (2) of CAR 1988 that is contained in paragraph 6.2 of Civil Aviation Order 20.18; and
(b) under subregulation 21A (1) of CAR 1988 that is contained in Appendix 1 of Civil Aviation Order 103.19 in relation to the parameter 6- press to transmit from each transceiver
2 The exemption also extends only to the requirement for HF system number 2.
Schedule 3 Conditions
1 The operator must ensure that an aircraft with the number 1 system unserviceable is not despatched from a port where there are appropriate persons available to undertake repairs.
2 The operator must amend the MEL for the aircraft.
3 The operator must ensure that if the number 1 system is unserviceable, the aircraft is allowed is to continue a flight, or series of flights, to return to a port where there are qualified persons to undertake repairs. The flight or series of flights must be completed on the same day.