—(1) The operator of a Singapore aircraft shall not cause or permit it to be loaded or any load to be suspended therefrom for a flight for the purpose of public transport except under the supervision of a person whom he has caused to be furnished with written instructions as to the distribution and securing of the load so as to ensure that —
the load may safely be carried on the flight; and
any conditions subject to which the Certificate of Airworthiness in force in respect of the aircraft was issued or rendered valid, being conditions relating to the loading of the aircraft, are complied with.
(2) The instructions shall indicate the weight of the aircraft prepared for service, that is to say the aggregate of the basic weight (shown in the weight schedule referred to in paragraph 16) and the weight of such additional items in or on the aircraft as the operator thinks fit to include; and the instructions shall indicate the additional items included in the weight of the aircraft prepared for service, and shall show the position of the centre of gravity of the aircraft at that weight:
Provided that this sub-paragraph shall not apply in relation to a flight if —
the aircraft’s maximum total weight authorised does not exceed 1,150 kg; or
the aircraft’s maximum total weight authorised does not exceed 2,730 kg and the flight is intended not to exceed 60 minutes in duration and is either —
a flight solely for training persons to perform duties in an aircraft; or
a flight intended to begin and end at the same aerodrome.
(3) The operator of an aircraft shall not cause or permit it to be loaded in contravention of the instructions referred to in sub-paragraph (1).
(4) The person supervising the loading of the aircraft shall, before the commencement of any such flight, prepare and sign a load sheet in duplicate conforming to the requirements specified in sub-paragraph (6) and shall (unless he is himself the commander of the aircraft) submit the load sheet for examination by the commander of the aircraft who shall upon being satisfied that the aircraft is loaded in the manner required by sub-paragraph (1) sign his name thereon:
Provided that the foregoing requirements of this paragraph shall not apply if —
the load and the distributing and securing thereof upon the next intended flight are to be unchanged from the previous flight and the commander of the aircraft makes and signs an endorsement to that effect upon the load sheet for the previous flight, indicating the date of the endorsement, the place of departure upon the next intended flight and the next intended place of destination; or
sub-paragraph (2) does not apply in relation to the flight.
(5) One copy of the load sheet shall be carried in the aircraft when paragraph 56 so requires until the flights to which it relates have been completed and one copy of that load sheet and of the instructions referred to in this paragraph shall be preserved by the operator until the expiration of a period of 6 months thereafter and shall not be carried in the aircraft.
(6) Every load sheet required by sub-paragraph (4) shall contain the following particulars:
the nationality mark of the aircraft to which the load sheet relates, and the registration mark assigned to that aircraft by the Minister;
particulars of the flight to which the load sheet relates;
the total weight of the aircraft as loaded for that flight;
the weight of the several items from which the total weight of the aircraft, as so loaded, has been calculated including in particular the weight of the aircraft prepared for service and the respective total weights of the passengers, crew, baggage and cargo intended to be carried on the flight; and
the manner in which the load is distributed and the resulting position of the centre of gravity of the aircraft which may be given approximately if and to the extent that the relevant Certificate of Airworthiness so permits,
and shall include at the foot or end of the load sheet a certificate signed by the person referred to in sub-paragraph (1) as responsible for the loading of the aircraft, that the aircraft has been loaded in accordance with the written instructions furnished to him by the operator of the aircraft pursuant to that sub-paragraph.
(7) For the purpose of calculating the total weight of the aircraft the respective total weights of the passengers and crew entered in the load sheet shall be computed from the actual weight of each person and for that purpose each person shall be separately weighed:
Provided that in the case of an aircraft with a total seating capacity of 12 or more persons and subject to sub-paragraph (8), the weights may be calculated according to the following table and the load sheet shall bear a notation to that effect:
(c) Children aged two and above but not exceeding 12 years of age
(d) Infants under two years of age
(8) The commander of the aircraft shall, if in his opinion it is necessary to do so in the interests of the safety of the aircraft, require any or all of the passengers and crew to be actually weighed for the purpose of the entry to be made in the load sheet.
(9) The operator of an aircraft registered in Singapore and flying for the purpose of the public transport of passengers shall not cause or permit baggage to be carried in the passenger compartment of the aircraft unless such baggage can be properly secured and, in the case of an aircraft capable of seating more than 30 passengers, such baggage (other than baggage carried in accordance with a permission issued pursuant to paragraph 34) shall not exceed the capacity of the spaces in the passenger compartment approved by the chief executive officer for the purpose of stowing baggage.
[S 61/93 wef 19/03/1993]