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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 137.220

Crew intercom system

             (1)  The operator of an aeroplane that requires a crew of more than 1 person must not allow it to engage in an application operation unless it is equipped with an intercom system that:

                     (a)  can be used by all members of the crew; and

                     (b)  includes headsets, whether or not built into a helmet, and microphones that are not of a handheld type.

Penalty:  25 penalty units.

             (2)  Subregulation (1) does not apply to the operation if:

                     (a)  the use of any item of intercom equipment may adversely affect the safety of the operation; and

                     (b)  another appropriate method of communication between the crew is arranged before the operation commences.

             (3)  A contravention of subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.



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