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For smoking prohibited, PIC should orally briefing, or show a sign, or BOTH?
Star Alliance created the topic: For smoking prohibited, PIC should orally briefing, or show a sign, or BOTH?
On charter, the pilot shall inform the passengers that smoking is prohibited at all times by
A) Showing a sign that smoking is prohibited
Orally briefing the passengers
C) Showing a sign that smoking is prohibited and orally briefing the passengers
In the previous post, some guys says they choose BOTH and it goes wrong.
But according to CAOs, BOTH should be th correct answer.
SJM replied the topic: For smoking prohibited, PIC should orally briefing, or show a sign, or BOTH?
CAO 20.11 (para 14) states
The operator of an aircraft shall ensure that all passengers are orally briefed before each take-off on:
(a) smoking, including the prohibition of smoking in toilets
The interesting points here is:
1. it doesn't have to be the pilot that does this (e.g airliner operations) though it usually is the pilot in single-crew operations
2. CAO 20.11 doesn't state that the pilot (or anyone else) has to show the sign, though a briefing could make reference to the sign(s)
CAR 255 states when smoking could be permitted and when its prohibited. This regular specifies how signs could be used, but doesn't not say anyone has to 'show' the sign to passengers.
Star Alliance replied the topic: For smoking prohibited, PIC should orally briefing, or show a sign, or BOTH?
I think “show a sign” means displays, just like a no smoking announciator in airliner. Is that correct?
CAR255 states the following regulations:
(2) The owner or operator of an aircraft and the pilot in command shall ensure: (a) that provision is made in the aircraft by which a notice indicating that smoking is prohibited may be displayed during the periods when smoking is prohibited or, where the permission of CASA has been obtained, that a notice is permanently displayed in the aircraft specifying the periods during which smoking is prohibited; and
(b) that a notice indicating that smoking is prohibited at all times or without specifying a period during which smoking is prohibited is displayed: (i) in such parts of the aircraft as are specified for the purpose in the aircraft’s certificate of airworthiness or flight manual; and
(ii) in the case of a sleeper aircraft, in each of the berths of the aircraft. Penalty: 25 penalty units.
(3) The pilot in command of an aircraft must, if the permission of CASA has not been obtained under paragraph (2)(a) for the display of a permanent notice, ensure that the notice indicating that smoking is prohibited is displayed: (a) during take-off, landing and refuelling; (b) during such periods as are specified for the purpose in the aircraft’s certificate of airworthiness or flight manual; and