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Crew responsibilities

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Crew responsibilities

The commander shall:
1. be responsible for the safety of all crew members, passengers and cargo on board, as soon as he/she arrives on board, until he/she leaves the aeroplane at the end of the flight;
2. be responsible for the operation and safety of the aeroplane from the moment the aeroplane is first ready to move for the purpose of taxiing prior to take-off until the moment it finally comes to rest at the end of the flight and the engine(s) used as primary propulsion units are shut down;
3. have authority to give all commands he/she deems necessary for the purpose of securing the safety of the aeroplane and of persons or property carried therein;
4. have authority to disembark any person, or any part of the cargo, which, in his/her opinion, may represent a potential hazard to the safety of the aeroplane or its occupants;
5. not allow a person to be carried in the aeroplane who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the extent that the safety of the aeroplane or its occupants is likely to be endangered;
6. have the right to refuse transportation of inadmissible passengers, deportees or persons in custody if their car- riage poses any risk to the safety of the aeroplane or its occupants;
7. ensure that all passengers are briefed on the location of emergency exits and the location and use of relevant safety and emergency equipment;
8. ensure that all operational procedures and check lists are complied with in accordance with the Operations Manual;
9. not permit any crew member to perform any activity during take-off, initial climb, final approach and landing except those duties required for the safe operation of the aeroplane;
10. not permit:
(i) a flight data recorder to be disabled, switched off or erased during flight nor permit recorded data to be erased after flight in the event of an accident or an incident subject to mandatory reporting;
(ii) a cockpit voice recorder to be disabled or switched off during flight unless he/she believes that the recorded data, which otherwise would be erased automatically, should be preserved for incident or accident investi- gation nor permit recorded data to be manually erased during or after flight in the event of an accident or an incident subject to mandatory reporting;
11. decide whether or not to accept an aeroplane with unserviceabilities allowed by the CDL or MEL; and
12. ensure that the pre-flight inspection has been carried out.

Source: EU-OPS

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