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The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2001

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5.  The scales of equipment indicated in the foregoing Table shall be as follows:

Scale A

(i)Spare fuses for all electrical circuits the fuses of which can be replaced in flight, consisting of 10 per cent of the number of each rating or three of each rating, whichever is the greater.

(ii)Maps, charts, codes and other documents and navigational equipment necessary, in addition to any other equipment required under this Order, for the intended flight of the aircraft including any diversion which may reasonably be expected.

(iii)First aid equipment of good quality, sufficient in quantity, having regard to the number of persons on board the aircraft, and including the following:

  • Roller bandages, triangular bandages, adhesive plaster, absorbent gauze, cotton wool (or wound dressings in place of the absorbent gauze and cotton wool), burn dressings, safety pins;

  • Haemostatic bandages or tourniquets, scissors;

  • Antiseptic, analgesic and stimulant drugs;

  • Splints, in the case of aeroplanes the maximum total weight authorised of which exceeds 5,700 kg;

  • A handbook on first aid.

(iv)In the case of a flying machine used for the public transport of passengers in which, while the flying machine is at rest on the ground, the sill of any external door intended for the disembarkation of passengers, whether normally or in an emergency:

(a)is more than 1.82 metres from the ground when the undercarriage of the machine is in the normal position for taxying; or

(b)would be more than 1.82 metres from the ground if the undercarriage or any part thereof should collapse, break or fail to function;

apparatus readily available for use at each such door consisting of a device or devices which will enable passengers to reach the ground safely in an emergency while the flying machine is on the ground, and can be readily fixed in position for use.

Scale AA

(i)Subject to sub-paragraph (ii), an altitude alerting system capable of alerting the pilot upon approaching a preselected altitude in either ascent or descent, by a sequence of visual and aural signals in sufficient time to establish level flight at that preselected altitude and when deviating above or below that preselected altitude, by a visual and an aural signal.

(ii)If the system becomes unserviceable, the aircraft may fly or continue to fly, until it first lands at a place at which it is reasonably practicable for the system to be repaired or replaced.

Scale B

(i)(a)If the maximum total weight authorised of the aircraft is 2,730 kg, or less for every pilot’s seat and for any seat situated alongside a pilot’s seat, either a safety belt with one diagonal shoulder strap or a safety harness, or with the permission of the Governor, a safety belt without a diagonal shoulder strap which permission may be granted if the Governor is satisfied that it is not reasonably practicable to fit a safety belt with one diagonal shoulder strap or a safety harness.

(b)If the maximum total weight authorised of the aircraft exceeds 2,730 kg, either a safety harness for every pilot’s seat and for any seat situated alongside a pilot’s seat, or with the permission of the Governor, a safety belt with one diagonal shoulder strap which permission may be granted if the Governor is satisfied that it is not reasonably practicable to fit a safety harness.

(c)For every seat in use (not being a seat referred to in sub-paragraphs (a), (b), (e) and (f)) a safety belt with or without one diagonal shoulder strap or a safety harness.

(d)In addition and to be attached to or secured by the equipment required in sub-paragraph (c) above, a child restraint device for every child under the age of two years on board.

(e)On all flights for the public transport of passengers by aircraft, for each seat for use by cabin attendants who are required to be carried under this Order, a safety harness.

(f)On all flights in aeroplanes in respect of which a certificate of airworthiness was first issued (whether in the Territory or elsewhere) on or after 1st February 1989 the maximum total weight authorised of which does not exceed 5,700 kg which in accordance with the certificate of airworthiness in force thereof is not capable of seating more than 9 passengers (otherwise than in seats referred to under sub-paragraphs (a) and (b)), a safety belt with one diagonal shoulder strap or a safety harness for each seat intended for use by a passenger.

(ii)If the commander cannot, from his own seat, see all the passengers' seats in the aircraft, a means of indicating to the passengers that seat belts should be fastened.

(iii)(a)Subject to sub-paragraph (b), a safety harness for every seat in use.

(b)In the case of an aircraft carrying out aerobatic manoeuvres consisting only of erect spinning, the Governor may permit a safety belt with one diagonal shoulder strap to be fitted if he is satisfied that such restraint is sufficient for the carrying out of erect spinning in that aircraft and that it is not reasonably practicable to fit a safety harness in that aircraft.

Scale C

(i)Equipment for displaying the lights required by the Rules of the Air.

(ii)Electrical equipment, supplied from the main source of supply in the aircraft, to provide sufficient illumination to enable the flight crew properly to carry out their duties during flight.

(iii)Unless the aircraft is equipped with radio, devices for making the visual signal specified in the Rules of the Air as indicating a request for permission to land.

Scale D

(i)(a)In the case of a helicopter or gyroplane, a slip indicator.

(b)In the case of any other flying machine either:

(aa)a turn indicator and a slip indicator; or

(bb)a gyroscopic bank and pitch indicator and a gyroscopic direction indicator.

(ii)A sensitive pressure altimeter adjustable for any sea level barometric pressure which the weather report or forecasts available to the commander of the aircraft indicate is likely to be encountered during the intended flight.

Scale E

(i)(a)In the case of a helicopter or gyroplane, a slip indicator.

(b)In the case of any other flying machine, a slip indicator and either a turn indicator or, at the option of the operator, an additional gyroscopic bank and pitch indicator.

(ii)A gyroscopic bank and pitch indicator.

(iii)A gyroscopic direction indicator.

(iv)A sensitive pressure altimeter adjustable for any sea level barometric pressure which the weather report or forecasts available to the commander of the aircraft indicate is likely to be encountered during the intended flight.

Scale EE

(i)Subject to sub-paragraph (ii), a radio altimeter with an audio voice warning operating below a pre-set height and a visual warning capable of operating at a height selectable by the pilot.

(ii)A helicopter flying under and in accordance with the terms of a police air operator’s certificate may instead be equipped with a radio altimeter with an audio warning and a visual warning each capable of operating at a height selectable by the pilot.

Scale F

(i)A timepiece indicating the time in hours, minutes and seconds.

(ii)A means of indicating whether the power supply to the gyroscopic instrument is adequate.

(iii)A rate of climb and descent indicator.

(iv)If the maximum total weight authorised of the aircraft exceeds 5,700 kg a means of indicating outside air temperature.

(v)If the maximum total weight authorised of the aircraft exceeds 5,700 kg two air speed indicators.

Scale G

(i)In the case of an aircraft other than a helicopter or gyroplane landing lights consisting of 2 single filament lamps, or one dual filament lamp with separately energised filaments.

(ii)An electrical lighting system to provide illumination in every passenger compartment.

(iii)(a)One electric torch for each member of the crew of the aircraft; or

(aa)one electric torch for each member of the flight crew of the aircraft; and

(bb)at least one electric torch affixed adjacent to each floor level exit intended for the disembarkation of passengers whether normally or in an emergency, provided that such torches shall:

(aaa)be readily accessible for use by the crew of the aircraft at all times; and

(bbb)number in total not less than the minimum number of cabin attendants required to be carried with a full passenger complement.

(iv)In the case of an aircraft other than a helicopter or gyroplane of which the maximum total weight authorised exceeds 5,700 kg, means of observing the existence and build up of ice on the aircraft.

(v)(a)In the case of a helicopter or gyroplane in respect of which there is in force a certificate of airworthiness designating the helicopter or gyroplane as being of performance group A, either:

(aa)two landing lights both of which are adjustable so as to illuminate the ground in front of and below the helicopter or gyroplane and one of which is adjustable so as to illuminate the ground on either side of the helicopter or gyroplane; or

(bb)one landing light or, if the maximum total weight authorised of the helicopter or gyroplane exceeds 5,700 kg, one dual filament landing light with separately energised filaments, or 2 single filament lights, each of which is adjustable so as to illuminate the ground in front of and below the helicopter or gyroplane, and 2 parachute flares.

(b)In the case of a helicopter or gyroplane in respect of which there is in force a certificate of airworthiness designating the helicopter or gyroplane as being of performance group B, either:

(aa)one landing light and 2 parachute flares: or

(bb)if the maximum total weight authorised of the helicopter or gyroplane exceeds 5,700 kg, either one dual filament landing light with separately energised filaments or 2 single filament landing lights, and 2 parachute flares.

Scale H

(i)Subject to sub-paragraph (ii), for each person on board, a lifejacket equipped with a whistle and waterproof torch.

(ii)Lifejackets constructed and carried solely for use by children under three years of age need not be equipped with a whistle.

Scale I

A survival suit for each member of the crew.

Scale J

(i)Additional flotation equipment, capable of supporting one fifth of the number of persons on board, and provided in a place of stowage accessible from outside the flying machine.

(ii)Parachute distress rocket signals capable of making, from the surface of the water, the pyrotechnical signal of distress specified in the Rules of the Air and complying with Part III of Schedule 15 to the Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances) Regulations 1980(1).

(iii)A sea anchor and other equipment necessary to facilitate mooring, anchoring or manoeuvring the flying machine on water, appropriate to its size, weight and handling characteristics.

Scale K

(i)(a)In the case of a flying machine, other than a helicopter or gyroplane carrying 20 or more persons, liferafts sufficient to accommodate all persons on board.

(b)In the case of a helicopter or gyroplane carrying 20 or more persons, a minimum of 2 liferafts sufficient together to accommodate all persons on board.

(ii)Each liferaft shall contain the following equipment:

(a)means for maintaining buoyancy;

(b)a sea anchor;

(c)life-lines, and means of attaching one liferaft to another;

(d)paddles or other means of propulsion;

(e)means of protecting the occupants from the elements;

(f)a waterproof torch;

(g)marine type pyrotechnical distress signals;

(h)means of making sea water drinkable, unless the full quantity of fresh water is carried as specified in sub-paragraph (i);

(i)for each 4 or proportion of 4 persons the liferaft is designed to carry:

(aa)100 grammes of glucose toffee tablets; and

(bb)half a litre of fresh water in durable containers or in any case in which it is not reasonably practicable to carry the quantity of water above specified, as large a quantity of fresh water as is reasonably practicable in the circumstances. In no case however shall the quantity of water carried be less than is sufficient, when added to the amount of fresh water capable of being produced by means of the equipment specified in sub-paragraph (h) to provide ½ litre of water for each 4 or proportion of 4 persons the liferaft is designed to carry.

(j)first aid equipment.

(iii)Items (ii)(f) to (j) inclusive shall be contained in a pack.

(iv)The number of survival beacon radio apparatus carried when the aircraft is carrying the number of liferafts specified in column 1 of the following Table shall be not less than the number specified in, or calculated in accordance with, column 2.

Column 1Column 2
Not more than 8 liferafts2 survival beacon radio apparatus
For every additional 4 or proportion of 4 liferafts1 additional survival beacon radio apparatus

(v)In the case of a helicopter or gyroplane, an emergency beacon which is automatically deployed and activated in the event of a crash.

Scale L 1

Part 1

(i)In every flying machine which is provided with means for maintaining a pressure greater than 700 hectopascals throughout the flight in the flight crew compartment and in the compartments in which the passengers are carried:

(a)a supply of oxygen sufficient, in the event of failure to maintain such pressure, occurring in the circumstances specified in columns 1 and 2 of the Table set out in Part II, for continuous use, during the periods specified in column 3 of the said Table, by the persons for whom oxygen is to be provided in accordance with column 4 of that Table; and

(b)in addition, in every case where the flying machine flies above flight level 350, a supply of oxygen in a portable container sufficient for the simultaneous first aid treatment of 2 passengers;

together with suitable and sufficient apparatus to enable such persons to use the oxygen.

(ii)In any other flying machine:

(a)a supply of oxygen sufficient for continuous use by all the crew other than the flight crew, and if passengers are carried, by 10 per cent of the number of passengers, for any period exceeding 30 minutes during which the flying machine flies above flight level 100 but not above flight level 130 and the flight crew shall be supplied with oxygen sufficient for continuous use for any period during which the flying machine flies above flight level 100; and

(b)a supply of oxygen sufficient for continuous use by all persons on board for the whole time during which the flying machine flies above flight level 130; together with suitable and sufficient apparatus to enable such persons to use the oxygen.

(iii)The quantity of oxygen required for the purpose of complying with paragraphs (i) and (ii) of this Part shall be computed in accordance with the information and instructions relating thereto specified in the operations manual relating to the aircraft pursuant to item (vi) of Part A of Schedule 10 to this Order.

Part II

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
Vertical displacement of the flying machine in relation to flight levelsCapability of flying machine to descend (where relevant)Period of supply of oxygenPersons for whom oxygen is to be provided
A

The whole period during which, after a failure to maintain a pressure greater than 700 hectopascals in the control compartment and in the compartments in which passengers are carried has occurred, the flying machine flies above flight level 100.

B

The whole period during which, after a failure to maintain such pressure has occurred, the flying machine flies above flight level 150.

C

The whole period during which, after a failure to maintain such pressure has occurred, the flying machine flies above flight level 100, but not above flight level 150.

X

The flying machine is capable, at the time when a failure to maintain such pressure occurs, of descending in accordance with the emergency descent procedure specified in the relevant flight manual and without flying below the minimum altitudes for safe flight specified in the operations manual relating to the aircraft, to flight level 150 within 6 minutes, and of continuing at or below that flight level to its place of intended destination or any other place at which a safe landing can be made.

Y

The flying machine is capable, at the time when a failure to maintain such pressure occurs, of descending in accordance with the emergency descent procedure specified in the relevant flight manual and without flying below the minimum altitudes for safe flight specified in the operations manual relating to the aircraft, to flight level 150 within 4 minutes, and of continuing at or below that flight level to its place of intended destination or any other place at which a safe landing can be made.

Above flight level 10030 minutes or the period specified at A hereunder whichever is the greaterIn addition to any passengers for whom oxygen is provided as specified below, all the crew
Above flight level 100 but not above flight level 300{ Flying machine is either flying at or below flight level 150 or is capable of descending and continuing to destination as specified at X hereunder30 minutes or the period specified at A hereunder whichever is the greater10% of number of passengers
{ Flying machine is flying above flight level 150 and is not so capable{ 10 minutes or the period specified at B hereunder whichever is greaterAll passengers
and in addition
{ 30 minutes or the period specified at C hereunder whichever is the greater10% of number of passengers
Above flight level 300 but not above flight level 350{ Flying machine is capable of descending and continuing to destination as specified at Y hereunder30 minutes or the period specified at A hereunder whichever is the greater15% of number of passengers
{ Flying machine is not so capable10 minutes or the period specified at B hereunder whichever is the greaterAll passengers
and in addition
{ 30 minutes or the period specified at C hereunder whichever is the greater15% of number of passengers
Above flight level 350{ 10 minutes or the period specified at B hereunder whichever is the greaterAll pasengers
and in addition
{ 30 minutes or the period specified at C hereunder whichever is the greater15% of number of passengers

Scale L2

A supply of oxygen and the associated equipment to meet the requirements set out in Parts I and II. The duration for the purposes of this Scale shall be:

(i)that calculated in accordance with the operations manual prior to the commencement of the flight, being the period or periods which it is reasonably anticipated that the aircraft will be flown in the circumstances of the intended flight at a height where the said requirements apply and in calculating the said duration account shall be taken of:

(a)in the case of pressurised aircraft, the possibility of depressurisation when flying above flight level 100;

(b)the possibility of failure of one or more of the aircraft engines;

(c)restrictions due to required minimum safe altitude;

(d)fuel requirement; and

(e)the performance of the aircraft; or

(ii)the period or periods during which the aircraft is actually flown in the circumstances specified in the said Parts;

whichever is the greater.

Part I

Unpressurised aircraft

(i)When flying at or below flight level 100:

Nil.

(ii)When flying above flight level 100 but not exceeding flight level 120:

Supply forDuration

(a)Members of the flight crew

Any period during which the aircraft flies above flight level 100

(b)Cabin attendants and 10% of passengers

For any continuous period exceeding 30 minutes during which the aircraft flies above flight level 100 but not exceeding flight level 120 the duration shall be the period by which 30 minutes is exceeded

(iii)When flying above flight level 120:

Supply forDuration

(a)Members of the flight crew

Any period during which the aircraft flies above flight level 100

(b)Cabin attendants and all passengers

Any period during which the aircraft flies above flight level 120

Part II

Pressurised aircraft

(i)When flying at or below flight level 100:

Nil,

(ii)When flying above flight level 100 but not exceeding flight level 250:

Supply forDuration

(a)Members of the flight crew

30 minutes or whenever the cabin pressure altitude exceeds 10,000 ft, whichever is the greater

(b)Cabin attendants and 10% of passengers

(aa)When the aircraft is capable of descending and continuing to its destination as specified at A hereunder, 30 minutes or whenever the cabin pressure altitude exceeds 10,000 ft, whichever is the greater

(bb)When the aircraft is not so capable, whenever the cabin pressure altitude is greater than 10,000 ft but does not exceed 12,000 ft

(c)Cabin attendants and passengers

(aa)When the aircraft is capable of descending and continuing to its destination as specified at A hereunder, no requirement other than that at (ii)(b)(aa) of this Part of this Scale

(bb)When the aircraft is not so capable and the cabin pressure altitude exceeds 12,000 ft, the duration shall be the period when the cabin pressure altitude exceeds 12,000 ft or 10 minutes, whichever is the greater

(iii)When flying above flight level 250:

(a)Members of the flight crew

2 hours or whenever the cabin pressure altitude exceeds 10,000 ft, whichever is the greater

(b)Cabin attendants

Whenever the cabin pressure altitude exceeds 10,000 ft, and a portable supply for 15 minutes

(c)10% of passengers

Whenever the cabin pressure altitude exceeds 10,000 ft but does not exceed 12,000 ft

(d)30% of passengers

Whenever the cabin pressure altitude exceeds 12,000 ft but does not exceed 15,000 ft

(e)All passengers

If the cabin pressure altitude exceeds 15,000 ft the duration shall be the period when the cabin pressure altitude exceeds 15,000 ft or 10 minutes, whichever is the greater

(f)2% of passengers or 2 passengers, whichever is the greater, being a supply of first aid oxygen which must be available for simultaneous first aid treatment of 2% or 2 passengers wherever they are seated in the aircraft

Whenever, after decompression, the cabin pressure altitude exceeds 8,000 ft

A  The flying machine is capable, at the time when a failure to maintain cabin pressurisation occurs, of descending in accordance with the emergency descent procedure specified in the relevant flight manual and without flying below the minimum altitudes for safe flight specified in the operations manual relating to the aircraft, to flight level 120 within 5 minutes and of continuing at or below that flight level to its place of intended destination or any other place at which a safe landing can be made.

Scale M

Equipment to prevent the impairment through ice formation of the functioning of the controls, means of propulsion, lifting surfaces, windows or equipment of the aircraft so as to endanger the safety of the aircraft.

Scale N

An intercommunication system for use by all members of the flight crew and including microphones, not of a hand-held type, for use by the pilot and flight engineer (if any).

Scale O

(i)Subject to paragraph (ii), a radar set capable of giving warning to the pilot in command of the aircraft and to the co-pilot of the presence of cumulo-nimbus and other potentially hazardous weather conditions.

(ii)A flight may commence if the set is unserviceable or continue if the set becomes unserviceable thereafter:

(a)so as to give the warning only to one pilot, so long as the aircraft is flying only to the place at which it first becomes reasonably practicable for the set to be repaired; or

(b)when the weather report or forecasts available to the commander of the aircraft indicate that cumulo-nimbus clouds or other hazardous weather conditions, which can be detected by the set when in working order, are unlikely to be encountered on the intended route or any planned diversion therefrom or the commander has satisfied himself that any such weather conditions will be encountered in daylight and can be seen and avoided, and the aircraft is in either case operated throughout the flight in accordance with any relevant instructions given in the operations manual.

Scale P

(i)Subject to paragraphs (ii) and (v), a flight data recorder which is capable of recording, by reference to a time-scale, the following data:

(a)indicated airspeed;

(b)indicated altitude;

(c)vertical acceleration;

(d)magnetic heading;

(e)pitch attitude, if the equipment provided in the aeroplane is of such a nature as to enable this item to be recorded;

(f)engine power, if the equipment provided in the aeroplane is of such a nature as to enable this item to be recorded;

(g)flap position;

(h)roll attitude, if the equipment provided in the aeroplane is of such a nature as to enable this item to be recorded.

(ii)Subject to paragraph (v), any aeroplane having a maximum total weight authorised not exceeding 11,400 kg may be provided with:

(a)a flight data recorder capable of recording the data described in paragraph (i)(a) to (i)(h); or

(b)a four channel cockpit voice recorder.

(iii)Subject to paragraph (v), in addition, on all flights by turbine-powered aeroplanes having a maximum total weight authorised exceeding 11,400 kg, a 4 channel cockpit voice recorder.

(iv)The night data recorder and cockpit voice recorder referred to above shall be so constructed that the record would be likely to be preserved in the event of an accident to the aeroplane.

(v)An aeroplane shall not be required to carry the said equipment, if before take-off the equipment is found to be unserviceable and the aircraft flies in accordance with arrangements approved by the Governor.

Scale Q

If the maximum total weight authorised of the aeroplane exceeds 5,700 kg and it was first registered, whether in the Territory or elsewhere, on or after 1st June 1965, a door between the flight crew compartment and any adjacent compartment to which passengers have access, which door shall be fitted with a lock or bolt capable of being worked from the flight crew compartment.

Scale R

(i)(a)In respect of aeroplanes having a maximum total weight authorised exceeding 5,700 kg equipment sufficient to protect the eyes, nose and mouth of all members of the flight crew required to be carried by virtue of article 20 of this Order for a period of not less than 15 minutes and, in addition, where the minimum flight crew required as aforesaid is more than one and a cabin attendant is not required to be carried by virtue of article 20 of this Order, portable equipment sufficient to protect the eyes, nose and mouth of one member of the flight crew for a period of not less than 15 minutes.

(b)In respect of aeroplanes having a maximum total weight authorised not exceeding 5,700 kg, either the equipment specified in paragraph (i)(a) or, in the case of such aeroplanes restricted by virtue of the operator’s operations manual to flight at or below flight level 250 and capable of descending as specified at A hereunder such equipment sufficient to protect the eyes only.

(ii)(a)In respect of aeroplanes having a maximum total weight authorised exceeding 5,700 kg, portable equipment to protect the eyes, nose and mouth of all cabin attendants required to be carried by virtue of article 20 of this Order for a period of not less than 15 minutes.

(b)In respect of aeroplanes having a maximum total weight authorised not exceeding 5,700 kg, subject to sub-paragraph (c), the equipment specified in paragraph (ii)(a).

(c)Sub-paragraph (b) shall not apply to such aeroplanes restricted by virtue of the operator’s operations manual to flight at or below flight level 250 and capable of descending as specified at A hereunder.

A  The aeroplane is capable of descending in accordance with the emergency descent procedure specified in the relevant flight manual and without flying below the minimum altitudes for safe flight specified in the operations manual relating to the aeroplane, to flight level 100 within 4 minutes and of continuing at or below that flight level to its place of intended destination or any other place at which a safe landing can be made.

Scale S

Subject to paragraph (vii), a flight recording system comprising:

(i)either a 4 channel cockpit voice recorder or a flight data recorder capable of recording by reference to a time scale the data required to determine the following matters accurately in respect of the aeroplane: the flight plan, attitude and the basic lift, thrust and drag forces acting upon it;

(ii)a 4 channel cockpit voice recorder and a flight data recorder capable of recording by reference to a time scale the data required to determine the following matters accurately in respect of the aeroplane: the information specified in paragraph (i) together with use of VHF transmitters;

(iii)a 4 channel cockpit voice recorder and a flight data recorder capable of recording by reference to a time scale the data required to determine the following matters accurately in respect of the aeroplane: the flight path, attitude, the basic lift, thrust and drag forces acting upon it, the selection of high lift devices (if any) and airbrakes (if any), the position of primary flying control and pitch trim surfaces, outside air temperature, instrument landing deviations, use of automatic flight control systems, use of VHF transmitters, radio altitude (if any), the level or availability of essential AC electricity supply and cockpit warnings relating to engine fire and engine shut-down, cabin pressurisation, presence of smoke and hydraulic/pneumatic power supply;

(iv)either a cockpit voice recorder and a flight data recorder or a combined cockpit voice recorder/flight data recorder capable in either case of recording by reference to a time scale the data required to determine the following matters accurately in respect of the aeroplane: the flight path, speed, attitude, engine power, outside air temperature, configuration of lift and drag devices, use of VHF transmitters and use of automatic flight control systems;

(v)a cockpit voice recorder and a flight data recorder capable of recording by reference to a time scale the data required to determine the following matters accurately in respect of the aeroplane: the flight path, speed, attitude, engine power, outside air temperature, configuration of lift and drag devices, use of VHF transmitters and use of automatic flight control systems;

(vi)a cockpit voice recorder and a flight data recorder capable of recording by reference to a time scale the data required to determine the following matters accurately in respect of the aeroplane: the flight path, speed, attitude, engine power, outside air temperature, instrument landing system deviations, marker beacon passage, radio altitude, configuration of the landing gear and lift and drag devices, position of primary flying controls, pitch trim position, use of automatic flight control systems, use of VHF transmitters, ground speed/drift angle or latitude/longitude if the navigational equipment provided in the aeroplane is of such a nature as to enable this information to be recorded with reasonable practicability, cockpit warnings relating to ground proximity and the master warning system;

(vii)an aircraft shall not be required to carry the said equipment if before take-off the equipment is found to be unserviceable and the aircraft flies in accordance with arrangements approved by the Governor.

The cockpit voice recorder or flight data recorder or combined cockpit voice recorder/flight data recorder, as the case may be, shall be so constructed that the record would be likely to be preserved in the event of an accident.

Scale SS

(i)Subject to paragraph (iv), a four channel cockpit voice recorder capable of recording and retaining the data recorded during at least the last 30 minutes of its operation and a flight data recorder capable of recording and retaining the data recorded during at least the last eight hours of its operation being the data required to determine by reference to a time scale the following matters accurately in respect of the helicopter or gyroplane:

(a)flight path;

(b)speed;

(c)attitude;

(d)engine power;

(e)main rotor speed;

(f)outside air temperature;

(g)position of pilot’s primary flight controls;

(h)use of VHF transmitters;

(j)use of automatic flight controls (if any);

(k)use of stability augmentation system (if any);

(l)cockpit warnings relating to the master warning system; and

(m)selection of hydraulic system and cockpit warnings of failure of essential hydraulic systems.

(ii)Subject to paragraph (iv), a 4 channel cockpit voice recorder capable of recording and retaining the data recorded during at least the last 30 minutes of its operation and a flight data recorder capable of recording and retaining the data recorded during at least the last 8 hours of its operation being the data required to determine by reference to a time scale the information specified in paragraph (i) together with the following matters accurately in respect of the helicopter or gyroplane:

(n)landing gear configuration;

(p)indicated sling load force if an indicator is provided in the helicopter or gyroplane of such a nature as to enable this information to be recorded with reasonable practicability;

(q)radio altitude;

(r)instrument landing system deviations;

(s)marker beacon passage;

(t)ground speed/drift angle or latitude/longitude if the navigational equipment provided in the helicopter or gyroplane is of such a nature as to enable this information to be recorded with reasonable practicability; and

(u)main gear box oil temperature and pressure.

(iii)Subject to paragraph (iv):

(a)A combined, cockpit voice recorder/flight data recorder which meets the following requirements:

(aa)in the case of a helicopter or gyroplane which is otherwise required to carry a flight data recorder specified at paragraph (i) the flight data recorder shall be capable of recording the data specified therein and retaining it for the duration therein specified;

(bb)in the case of a helicopter or gyroplane which is otherwise required to carry a flight data recorder specified at paragraph (ii), the flight data recorder shall be capable of recording the data specified therein and retaining it for the duration therein specified;

(cc)the cockpit voice recorder shall be capable of recording and retaining at least the last hour of cockpit voice recording information on not less than three separate channels.

(aa)In any case when a combined cockpit voice recorder/flight data recorder specified at paragraph (iii)(a) is required to be carried by or under this Order, the flight data recorder shall be capable, subject to sub-paragraph (bb), of retaining as protected data the data recorded during at least the last 5 hours of its operation or the maximum duration of the flight, whichever is the greater. It shall also be capable of retaining additional data as unprotected data for a period which together with the period for which protected data is required to be retained amounts to a total of 8 hours.

(bb)The flight data recorder need not be capable of retaining the said additional data if additional data is retained which relates to the period immediately preceding the period to which the required protected data relates or for such other period or periods as the Governor may permit pursuant to article 53 of this Order and the additional data is retained in accordance with arrangements approved by the Governor.

(iv)A helicopter or gyroplane shall not be required to carry the said equipment if, before take-off, the equipment is found to be unserviceable and the aircraft flies in accordance with arrangements approved by the Governor.

With the exception of flight data which it is expressly stated above may be unprotected, the cockpit voice recorder, flight data recorder or combined cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder, as the case may be, shall be so constructed and installed that the record (herein referred to as “protected data”) would be likely to be preserved in the event of an accident and each cockpit voice recorder, flight data recorder or combined cockpit voice recorder/flight data recorder required to be carried on the helicopter or gyroplane shall have attached an automatically activated underwater sonar location device or an emergency locator radio transmitter.

Scale T

An underwater sonar location device except in respect of those helicopters or gyroplanes which are required to carry equipment in accordance with Scale SS.

Scale U

(i)1 survival beacon radio apparatus;

(ii)marine type pyrotechnical distress signals;

(iii)for each 4 or proportion of 4 persons on board, 100 grammes of glucose toffee tablets;

(iv)for each 4 or proportion of 4 persons on board, ½ litre of fresh water in durable containers;

(v)first aid equipment.

Scale V

(i)1 survival beacon radio apparatus;

(ii)marine type pyrotechnical distress signals;

(iii)for each 4 or proportion of 4 persons on board, 100 grammes of glucose toffee tablets;

(iv)for each 4 or proportion of 4 persons on board, ½ litre of fresh water in durable containers;

(v)first aid equipment;

(vi)for every 75 or proportion of 75 persons on board, 1 stove suitable for use with aircraft fuel;

(vii)1 cooking utensil, in which snow or ice can be melted;

(viii)2 snow shovels;

(ix)2 ice saws;

(x)single or multiple sleeping bags, sufficient for the use of one-third of all persons on board;

(xi)1 Arctic suit for each member of the crew of the aircraft.

Scale W

(i)Subject to paragraph (ii), cosmic radiation detection equipment calibrated in millirems per hours and capable of indicating the action and alert levels of radiation dose rate.

(ii)An aircraft shall not be required to carry the said equipment if before take-off the equipment is found to be unserviceable and it is not reasonably practicable to repair or replace it at the aerodrome of departure and the radiation forecast available to the commander of the aircraft indicates that hazardous radiation conditions are unlikely to be encountered by the aircraft on its intended route or any planned diversion therefrom.

Scale X

(i)Subject to paragraph (iii), a Ground Proximity Warning System being equipment capable of giving warning to the pilot of the potentially hazardous proximity of ground or water.

(ii)Subject to paragraph (iii), a Terrain Awareness and Warning System being equipment capable of giving warning to the pilot of the potentially hazardous proximity of ground or water, including a predictive terrain hazard warning function.

(iii)If the equipment becomes unserviceable, the aircraft may fly or continue to fly until it first lands at a place at which it is reasonably practicable for the equipment to be repaired or replaced.

Scale Y

(i)If the aircraft may in accordance with its certificate of airworthiness carry more than 19 and less than 100 passengers, one portable battery-powered megaphone capable of conveying instructions to all persons in the passenger compartment and readily available for use by a member of the crew.

(ii)If the aircraft may in accordance with its certificate of airworthiness carry more than 99 and less than 200 passengers, 2 portable battery-powered megaphones together capable of conveying instructions to all persons in the passenger compartment and each readily available for use by a member of the crew.

(iii)If the aircraft may in accordance with its certificate of airworthiness carry more than 199 passengers, 3 portable battery-powered megaphones together capable of conveying instructions to all persons in the passenger compartment and each readily available for use by a member of the crew.

(iv)If the aircraft may in accordance with its certificate of airworthiness carry more than 19 passengers:

(a)a public address system; and

(b)an interphone system of communication between members of the flight crew and the cabin attendants.

Scale Z

(i)An emergency lighting system to provide illumination in the passenger compartment sufficient to facilitate the evacuation of the aircraft notwithstanding the failure of the lighting systems specified in paragraph (ii) of Scale G.

(ii)An emergency lighting system to provide illumination outside the aircraft sufficient to facilitate the evacuation of the aircraft.

(iii)(a)Subject to sub-paragraph (b), an emergency floor path lighting system in the passenger compartment sufficient to facilitate the evacuation of the aircraft notwithstanding the failure of the lighting systems specified in paragraph (ii) of Scale G.

(b)If the equipment specified in sub-paragraph (a) becomes unserviceable the aircraft may fly or continue to fly in accordance with arrangements approved by the Governor.

(1)

S.I. 1980/538.

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