Freewheel Posted August 19, 2013 Author Report Share Posted August 19, 2013 Just ask the Inspectors if they plan to enforce this at 705 level as well. As soon as they hesitate, you know they are just confirming its BS. I would say they have been enforcing it at 705 level (for passenger compartment anyway). The thing is, there is actually a Carry-on Baggage regulation in the 705 CARs. No such regulation exists in 702/703.Under 705.42 this interpretation would be correct under the CARs. The meansof restraint would also be required to have been approved by the Minister in accordance with Chapter 551 of the Airworthiness Manual. IF 702/703 operations were meant to be held to this standard then there would be a regulation that states this. The CARs were meant to be written in plain langauge, so show me where it states that a person holding a purse isn't restrained to prevent shifting during take-off, landing and in-flight turbulence! As per 602 CARS, this is the only reason for restraint. In a recent PVI I was told that according to this strictest interpretation of CARS passenger headsets and a pilots maps fall into the same category as the purse. This is an inspector who has firm beliefs on properly secured loads in the cabin. They were giving me the distinct impression though that they thought this level of enforcement was a bit much. Apparently the Eurocopter supplied map pockets are not secure enough and even a passenger wearing the headset is against the rules never mind hanging from the hooks. It does come down to the whole "belief" thing and the indiviual who is ramping you. I desperately hope that the number of practical inspectors out there are in the majority. R The Cabin safety Division allocates most of it's resources to 705 airlines (check their website, it states just that), and likwise the majority of Cabin Safety Inspectors have 705 airline background and experience. The only regulation appilcable to 702/703 is the 602 regulations which is a general operating rule. IMHO, this new and extreme interpretation likely stems from inspectors wrongfully applying 705 standards to 702/703 operations. Carry-on Baggage 705.42 (1) Every air operator shall establish a carry-on baggage control program that is approved by the Minister in accordance with the Commercial Air Service Standards. (2) No air operator shall permit a person to carry on board an aircraft any carry-on baggage unless that baggage has been accepted in accordance with a carry-on baggage control program and can be (a) stowed in a compartment or overhead rack that has been approved by the Minister in accordance with Chapter 551 of the Airworthiness Manual for the stowage of carry-on baggage; (amended 1999/06/01; previous version) ( stowed under a passenger seat; or © restrained by a means that has been approved by the Minister in accordance with Chapter 551 of the Airworthiness Manual. (amended 1999/06/01; previous version) 9 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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