The Air Navigation (General) (Amendment) Regulations 1995

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Published: 1995-04-19

Statutory Instruments
1995 No. 1093

CIVIL AVIATION
The Air Navigation (General) (Amendment) Regulations 1995

Made
19th April 1995

Coming into force
9th May 1995

The Secretary of State for Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred by article 29(4) of the Air Navigation Order 1989(1), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Air Navigation (General) (Amendment) Regulations 1995, and shall come into force on 9th May 1995.

2.  For regulation 4(2), (3) and (4) of the Air Navigation (General) Regulations 1993(2) there shall be substituted—

“(2) (a) For the purpose of calculating the total weight of the aircraft the respective total weights of the passengers and crew together with their hand baggage entered in the load sheet shall be computed from the actual weight of each person and their hand baggage and for that purpose each person and their hand baggage shall be separately weighed:
Provided that the total weights of the passengers and crew together with their hand baggage may, subject to the provisions of paragraph (4), be calculated at not less than the appropriate weights shown in Tables 1 or 2 and the load sheet shall bear a notation to that effect.

TABLE 1

Passenger seats available

20 or more

Male
Female
30 or more All adult

Passengers on all flights except holiday charters

88 kg

70 kg
84 kg

Passengers on holiday charters
83 kg
69 kg
76 kg

Children (between 2 – 12 years) or infants under 2 years of age if occupying a separate seat
35 kg
35 kg

Infants under 2 years of age if sharing a seat with an adult
0 kg
0 kg

Flight crew
85 kg
85 kg

Cabin crew
75 kg
75 kg

(b)Where the total number of passenger seats available on an aircraft is 20 or more, the weights for males and females in Table 1 are applicable. As an alternative, where the total number of passenger seats available is 30 or more, the all adult weights in Table 1 may be used for passengers over the age of 12 years.

(c)For the purpose of Table 1, “holiday charter” means a flight by an aircraft for the carriage of passengers each of whom is carried pursuant to an agreement which provides for carriage by air to a place outside Great Britain and back from that place, or from another place to Great Britain (whether or not on the same aircraft) and for accommodation at a place outside Great Britain.

(d)Where the total number of passenger seats available on an aircraft is 19 or less the weights in Table 2 are applicable.

TABLE 2

Passenger seats available

1 – 5
6 – 9
10 – 19

Male passengers
104 kg
96 kg
92 kg

Female passengers
86 kg
78 kg
74 kg

Children (between 2 – 12 years) or infants under 2 years of age if occupying a separate seat
35 kg
35 kg
35 kg

Infants under 2 years of age if sharing a seat with an adult
0 kg
0 kg
0 kg

Flight crew
85 kg
85 kg
85 kg

Cabin crew
75 kg
75 kg
75 kg

(e)On flights where no hand baggage is carried or where such hand baggage is accounted for separately, 6 kg may be deducted from the weight of passengers over 12 years of age when using Table 2.

(f)Where any immersion suit is worn or carried by a passenger or crew member, 3 kg shall be added to the appropriate weight shown in Table 1 or 2 in each such case.

(3) (a) For the purpose of calculating the total weight of the aircraft the respective total weights of the hold baggage and cargo entered in the load sheet shall be computed from the actual weight of each piece of baggage, cargo or cargo container and for that purpose each piece or container shall be separately weighed:
Provided that, in the case of an aircraft where the total number of passenger seats available is 20 or more, the total weights of the hold baggage may, subject to the provisions of paragraph (4), be calculated at not less than the weights shown in Table 3 and the load sheet shall bear a notation to that effect—

TABLE 3

Journey made by aircraft
Hold baggage per piece

Domestic
11 kg

European
13 kg

Intercontinental
15 kg

(b)For the purposes of this paragraph:

(i)A journey made by an aircraft shall be treated as domestic if it is confined within an area enclosed by rhumb lines joining successively the following points—

N6100.00
W01100.00
N6100.00
E00200.00

N5105.00
E00200.00
N4930.00
W00400.00

N4930.00
W01100.00
N6100.00
W01100.00

but excluding any journey to or from Shannon.

(ii)A journey made by an aircraft, not being a domestic journey, shall be treated as European if it is confined within an area enclosed by rhumb lines joining successively the following points—

N7200.00
E04500.00
N4000.00
E04500.00

N3500.00
E03700.00
N3000.00
E03700.00

N3000.00
W00600.00
N2700.00
W00900.00

N2700.00
W03000.00
N6700.00
W03000.00

N7200.00
W01000.00
N7200.00
E04500.00

(iii)A journey made by an aircraft shall be treated as intercontinental if it is neither domestic nor European.

(4) (a) If it appears to the person supervising the loading of the aircraft that:
(i)any person and his hand baggage to be carried exceeds the weights set out in Tables 1 or 2;

(ii)where paragraph (2)(e) applies, any passenger to be carried exceeds the weights set out in Table 2 as adjusted in accordance with that paragraph; or

(iii)any hold baggage to be carried exceeds the weights set out in Table 3:

he shall, if he considers it necessary in the interests of the safety of the aircraft, or if the Authority has so directed in the particular case, require any such person and his hand baggage, passenger or hold baggage, as the case may be, to be weighed for the purpose of the entry to be made in the load sheet.
(b)If any person and his hand baggage, passenger or any hold baggage has been weighed pursuant to sub-paragraph (a), the weights entered in the load sheet shall take account of the actual weight of that person and his hand baggage, that passenger or that hold baggage, as the case may be, or of the weight determined in accordance with the respective provisos to paragraph (2) or (3), whichever weight shall be the greater.”

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Transport

Goschen
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,
Department of Transport
19th April 1995

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Air Navigation (General) Regulations 1993. The principal changes are:
(1)  New notional passenger and crew weights are introduced for aeroplanes and helicopters of all sizes.

(2)  For aircraft with 30 or more passenger seats, there is an option to use “all adult” notional weights.

(3)  The notional weights differ from holiday charter to non-holiday charter flights.

(4)  Hand baggage is included within the new notional weights.

(5)  New notional hold baggage weights are introduced. Notional hold baggage weights are only available for aircraft with 20 or more passenger seats.

(6)  The co-ordinates defining Europe for the purpose of these Regulations have been amended.

(1)
S.I. 1989/2004, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

(2)
S.I. 1993/1622.
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