Commonwealth Consolidated Regulations

[Index] [Table] [Search] [Search this Regulation] [Notes] [Noteup] [Previous] [Next] [Download] [Help]

CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 138.385

Procedures in relation to polar operations

             (1)  This regulation applies to an aircraft if it is used to conduct a flight to or from an aerodrome in a polar region.

             (2)  The aerial work operator's operations manual must include procedures for the following:

                     (a)  monitoring and dealing with fuel freezing;

                     (b)  ensuring communication capability for the duration of an operation that includes a flight mentioned in subregulation (1);

                     (c)  training the aircraft's flight crew in polar operations;

                     (d)  ensuring that maintenance personnel who will carry out maintenance on the aircraft in a polar region are appropriately trained;

                     (e)  mitigating crew member and aerial work passenger exposure to cosmic radiation during solar flare activity;

                      (f)  if the aircraft will not be flown over water during a flight mentioned in subregulation (1) and it is reasonably likely a normal or emergency landing will expose persons on the aircraft to the polar environment in a location without support personnel immediately available--ensuring that each person on the aircraft will wear a serviceable, cold-weather, anti-exposure suit;

                     (g)  if the aircraft will be flown over water during a flight mentioned in subregulation (1) and it is reasonably likely that an emergency landing will expose the persons on the aircraft to a landing on or in water--ensuring that each person on the aircraft will wear an immersion suit that is appropriate for the temperatures in which the flight will be conducted;

                     (h)  dealing with emergency landings, or instruments, indicators, equipment or systems becoming inoperative, while the aircraft is away from the base for an operation that includes a flight mentioned in subregulation (1).



AustLII: Copyright Policy | Disclaimers | Privacy Policy | Feedback