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CASA 68/15 Directions/Civil Aviation as made
This instrument allows Capiteq Limited, trading as Airnorth (the operator), to operate an Australian registered Embraer 170-100 series aircraft with a maximum seating capacity of 78 passengers if there is 1 cabin attendant for every 50 passenger seats or part of that number. In the absence of this instrument, aircraft carrying more than 36 and not more than 216 passengers must carry a cabin attendant for each unit of 36 passengers or part of that number. This instrument allows the operator to operate those aircraft with 2 cabin attendants. The direction is subject to conditions, imposed in the interests of aviation safety, about positioning of cabin attendants, seating and briefing of passengers, and the ability to quickly evacuate the aircraft.
Administered by: Infrastructure and Regional Development
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 15
Registered 29 May 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR01-Jun-2015
Tabled Senate15-Jun-2015
Date of repeal 31 May 2016
Repealed by Self Repealing

Instrument number CASA 68/15

I, GERARD JOHN CAMPBELL, Executive Manager, Operations Division, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 208 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988.

[Signed G.J. Campbell]

Gerard J. Campbell
Executive Manager
Operations Division

27 May 2015

1          Duration

                 This instrument:

(a)   commences on 1 June 2015; and

(b)   expires at the end of May 2016, as if it had been repealed by another instrument.

2          Application

                 This instrument applies to aircraft of the kind mentioned in section 3 that are operated by Capiteq Limited, trading as Airnorth, Aviation Reference Number 518845 (the operator), and 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 Embraer 170-100 series 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.

4          Conditions

                 The direction is subject to the conditions mentioned in Schedule 1.

Schedule 1          Conditions

        1     During the aircraft take-off, landing operation and in prepared emergencies, a cabin attendant must be positioned in the crew seat adjacent to the forward and aft entrance doors which serve as emergency exits.

        2     The operator must ensure that the aircraft can be evacuated in 90 seconds.

        3     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.

        4     A copy of this direction must be included in the operator’s operations manual.