Section 2 Crew
Article 43 The crew of a civil aircraft is composed of a pilot-in-command and other flight personnel.
The pilot-in-command shall be a pilot possessing the technique and experience of independently piloting that type of civil aircraft.
The composition of a crew and the number of its members shall conform to the regulations of the competent civil aviation authority under the State Council.
Article 44 The pilot-in-command is responsible for the operation of the civil aircraft, and shall strictly perform his duties to protect the safety of the civil aircraft and persons and property carried therein.
Orders issued by the pilot-in-command within the scope of his functions and powers shall be implemented by all the persons carried by the civil aircraft.
第四十五条 飞行前，机长应当对民用航空器实施必 的检查；未经检查，不得起飞。
Article 45 The pilot-in-command shall carry out necessary inspection of the civil aircraft before flight; no civil aircraft shall takeoff unless inspected.