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Cabin Safety for Airlines
Cabin safety encompasses practices contributing to the prevention of accidents and incidents, and protection of aircraft occupants. It increases survivability in the event of an emergency situation.
Cabin safety focuses on rules relating to cabin operations, operators procedures and documentation, cabin crew training and standards, human performance, design and manufacturing, equipment and furnishings on board the aircraft, and the operational environment.
It also includes proactive safety and risk management including health and safety hazard identification.
Part 12 Accidents, Incidents, and Statistics
Part 91 General Operating and Flight Rules
Part 92 Carriage of Dangerous Goods
Part 100 Safety Management
Part 108 Air Operator Security Programme
Part 119 Air Operator - Certification
Part 121 Air Operations - Large Aeroplanes
Part 125 Air Operations - Medium Aeroplanes
Part 141 Aviation Training Organisations – Certification
Advisory Circulars (ACs) provide explanatory information and guidance for how to comply with these rules. Some cabin safety-related ACs are listed below. However, as cabin safety crosses over many different areas, not all ACs have been referenced.
AC91-22 Aircraft Fuelling - Fire Prevention and Safety Measures
AC92-1 Dangerous goods training programmes
AC100-1 Safety Management
AC108-1 Air Operator Security Programme
AC121-4 The Training and Assessment of Human Factors and Crew Resource Management
AC121-6 Occupancy of Emergency Exit Rows
How can we stay informed about rule changes?
You can keep up to date by subscribing to our free email notification service.
How can we be added to the CAA Cabin Safety Briefing mailing list?
Please email email@example.com with your name, the position you hold, and the organisation you work for, along with the email address you would like Cabin Safety Briefing to be sent to. Please note: Cabin Safety Briefing is only sent to those with a direct link to the industry and is not available to the general public.
Is CAA recruiting for Cabin Safety Inspectors?
All current CAA vacancies are advertised under Working for Us.
To help operators and cabin crew, links to tools and resources are listed below, but please be aware that all operators must still comply with New Zealand's Civil Aviation Rules and legislation. NZ rules set the minimum standard for compliance, but we encourage exceeding these standards.
Cabin safety sites
ICAO - Cabin Safety
IATA - Cabin Safety
Cabin safety training and events
Asia Pacific Cabin Safety Working Group (APCSWG)
Asia Pacific Cabin Safety Working Group (APCSWG) Facebook page - Cabin safety news and events
FAA / CAMI Cabin Safety Research Workshops
FAA Fire and Cabin Safety Research Group
IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference
PACDEFF CRM and Aviation Human Factors Conference
If you have any questions, ask the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.