—(1) This paragraph shall apply to flights for the purpose of the public transport of passengers by Singapore aircraft.
(2) In relation to every flight to which this paragraph applies, the commander of the aircraft shall —
if the aircraft is not a seaplane but is intended in the course of the flight to reach a point more than 30 minutes flying time (while flying in still air at the speed specified in the relevant certificate of airworthiness as the speed for compliance with regulations governing flights over water) from the nearest land, take all reasonable steps to ensure that before take-off all passengers are given a demonstration of the method of use of the life-jackets required by or under this Order for the use of passengers;
if the aircraft is not a seaplane but is required by paragraph 18(8) to carry cabin attendants, take all reasonable steps to ensure that, before the aircraft takes off on a flight —
which is intended to proceed beyond gliding distance from land; or
on which in the event of any emergency occurring during the take-off or during the landing at the intended destination or any likely alternate destination it is reasonably possible that the aircraft would be forced to land onto water,
all passengers are given a demonstration of the method of use of the life-jackets required by or under this Order for the use of passengers except that where the only requirement to give such a demonstration arises because it is reasonably possible that the aircraft would be forced to land onto water at one or more of the likely alternate destinations the demonstration need not be given until after the decision has been taken to divert to such a destination;
if the aircraft is a seaplane, take all reasonable steps to ensure that before the aircraft takes off all passengers are given a demonstration of the method of use of the equipment referred to in sub-paragraph (2)(a);
before the aircraft takes off, and before it lands, take all reasonable steps to ensure that the crew of the aircraft are properly secured in their seats and that all persons carried in compliance with paragraph 18(8) are properly secured in seats which shall be in a passenger compartment and which shall be so situated that those persons can readily assist passengers;
before the aircraft takes off, and before it lands, and whenever by reason of turbulent air or any emergency occurring during flight he considers the precaution necessary —
take all reasonable steps to ensure that all passengers of two years of age or more are properly secured in their seats by safety belts (with diagonal shoulder strap, where required to be carried) or safety harnesses and that all passengers under the age of two years are properly secured by means of a child restraint device; and
take all reasonable steps to ensure that those items of baggage in the passenger compartment which he reasonably considers ought by virtue of their size, weight and nature to be properly secured are properly secured and, in the case of an aircraft capable of seating more than 30 passengers, that such baggage is either stowed in the passenger compartment stowage spaces approved by the chief executive officer for the purpose or carried in accordance with the terms of a written permission granted by the chief executive officer which permission may be granted subject to such conditions as the chief executive officer thinks fit.
[S 61/93 wef 19/03/1993]
except in a case where a pressure greater than 700 millibars is maintained in all passenger and crew compartments throughout the flight, take all reasonable steps to ensure that —
before the aircraft reaches flight level 100 the method of use of the oxygen provided in the aircraft in compliance with the requirements of paragraph 12 is demonstrated to all passengers;
when flying above flight level 120 all passengers and cabin attendants are recommended to use oxygen;
[S 384/2000 wef 31/08/2000]
during any period when the aircraft is flying above flight level 100 oxygen is used by all the flight crew of the aircraft.