(1) The registered operator of an aircraft to which this Subpart applies commits an offence if:
(a) the registered operator:
(i) operates the aircraft; or
(ii) permits a person to operate the aircraft; and
(b) a requirement in this regulation is not met while the aircraft is operating.
Penalty: 50 penalty units.
(2) In the aircraft, a side-facing seat that is to be used during take-off or landing must be fitted with:
(a) an approved lap belt and an energy-absorbing rest that would support the arms, shoulders, head and spine of the occupant during an emergency landing; or
(b) an approved safety harness that would prevent the occupant's head being injured by striking an object during an emergency landing.
Source FARs section 121.311 modified.
(2A) A side-facing seat in the aircraft that is not fitted with an approved lap belt or an approved safety harness as mentioned in subregulation (2):
(a) must not be used during take-off or landing; and
(b) must carry a placard to that effect.
(3) An offence against subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.