GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION

TECHNICAL CENTRE, OPP. SAFDARJUND AIRPORT

NEW DELHI

File No. AV.15011/2/95-AS

Dt. 8th Dec., 1995

AIR SAFETY CIRCULAR NO. 5 OF 1995

Subject : Provision of seats for passengers.

During a recent accident to an aircraft it was observed that number of passengers on board were more than the number of seats with seat belts provided on the aircraft. In the past also, investigation of some incidents had revealed that the number of passengers exceeded the number of seats in the aircraft. Further, it has also been observed that the children are sometimes not provided with seats to accommodate additional passengers. Such violations endanger the safety of occupants especially during critical phases of flight.

2. All operators are, therefore, advised to issue necessary instructions to their flight crew and commercial staff to ensure strict adherence to the laid down requirement in this regard. Operators are also required to monitor the flights for the compliance of these instructions.

3. All operators engaged in public air transport operations shall record and manifest the crew, passengers and cargo carried on each flight. A copy each of the manifests shall be kept on board the aircraft and shall also be retained at the departing station, which shall be preserved at least for 30 days. Necessary provision in this regard shall be included in the Operations Manual of the Operator.

Sd/-

( V.K. Chandna0

Director of Air Safety

For Director General of Civil Aviation