Originally Posted by channel
Notice a couple of comments about under 6m RIB's being coded for Cat 4 . . . . I know of 2 Ribcraft 5.85's that are coded for Cat 3.
I don't know how they get through the coding checks/survey - Cat 3 needs a substantial enclosure to protect against the elements - not sure how you'd do that with anything but a cabin RIB. It does happen though - I've seen several adverts for Cat 3 RIBs that don't have any cover on them, unless they are using some sort of pullover cover, which I (personally) don't believe is good enough.
I thought the harmonised codes would sort out these issues - I think it's quite clear what is expected - but there still seems to be lots of room for interpretation!!