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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 91.510

Fuelling aircraft--persons on aircraft, boarding or disembarking

             (1)  The pilot in command of an aircraft for a flight contravenes this subregulation if:

                     (a)  the aircraft is being fuelled for the flight with a highly volatile fuel; and

                     (b)  the fuelling begins or continues when a person who is not a crew member of the aircraft is:

                              (i)  on the aircraft; or

                             (ii)  boarding the aircraft; or

                            (iii)  disembarking from the aircraft.

             (2)  The pilot in command of an aircraft for a flight contravenes this subregulation if:

                     (a)  the aircraft is being fuelled with fuel other than a highly volatile fuel; and

                     (b)  the fuelling begins or continues when a person who is not a crew member of the aircraft is:

                              (i)  on the aircraft; or

                             (ii)  boarding the aircraft; or

                            (iii)  disembarking from the aircraft; and

                     (c)  neither the operator of the aircraft nor the pilot in command holds an approval under regulation 91.045 to fuel the aircraft in those circumstances.

Note:          This regulation does not apply to the operation of an aircraft if regulation 121.240, 133.195 , 135.220 or 138.302 applies to the operation: see regulation 91.035.

          (2A)  Subregulation (1) or (2) does not apply in relation to the replacement of fuel cylinders on a Part 131 aircraft.

             (3)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subregulation (1) or (2).

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subregulation (2A): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code .



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