Part A - Section 2 - Emergency Procedures - Table of Contents

2A.0  Rapid Decompression

  • Causes
  • Physical Signs
  • Physiological Symptoms
  • Procedures during and following rapid decompression/emergency decent

2A.1 Cabin Pressurization Problems

  • Causes
  • Signs & Symptoms
  • Procedures

2A.2 Fire Prevention

  • Enforcement of no-smoking policies
  • Monitoring of lavatory and cabin at specific intervals during flight
  • Responding to smoke detector activation
  • Investigation of unusual smoke/fumes/odours in the cabin

2A.3 Fire Fighting

  • Use of various extinguishers on specific classes of fires
  • Technique of searching for fires
  • Communication procedures
  • Primary responsibilities - fire fighting
  • Back-Up responsibilities - fire fighting
  • Safe practices in fighting fires
  • Management of specific types of fires

    • fire on a person
    • oven/galley fire
    • hidden fires/inaccessible fires
    • cargo compartment fires
    • electrical fire
    • lavatory fire
    • waste bin fire
    • seat fire
    • fire/smoke in flight deck
    • overhead bin fire
    • cabin baggage fire

  • Post fire procedures

2A.4  Flashfire/Flashover

  • Description

2A.5  Engine fires/APU fires/Torching

  • Description
  • Procedures

2A.6  Fuel Spills/Fires

  • Description
  • Procedures

2A.7  Gate/Apron Emergencies

  • Description
  • Procedures

2A.8  PTV Mated to the Aircraft Emergencies

  • Procedures

2A.9  Cabin Smoke/Smoke Removal

  • Description
  • Procedures

2A.10  Fuel Fumes in the Cabin

  • Description
  • Procedures

2A.11 Fuel Dumping

  • Aircraft in fleet that are capable of fuel dumping
  • Description
  • Procedures

2A.12 Incapacitated Flight Deck Crew Member

  • Procedures

2A.13 Incapacitated Flight Attendant

  • Procedures

2A.14  Propeller Overspeed and Runaway

  • Description
  • Signs
  • Procedures

2A.15  Passenger Brace Positions for Impact

  • Forward facing passengers
  • Aft facing passengers
  • Side facing passengers
  • Passengers with arm held infants
  • Pregnant passengers

2A.16  Flight Attendant Brace Positions

  • Forward facing seat
  • Aft facing seat
  • Passenger seat
  • Procedures regarding brace position for each take-off/landing

2A.17  Brace Commands

  • Unprepared emergency landing
  • Prepared emergency landing

2A.18  Emergency Evacuation Commands

  • General

    • Purpose
    • Technique
    • Correct use
    • Pacing

2A.19  Emergency Evacuation Commands - Applications

  • General commands - land; inadvertent water contact; and ditching
  • Blocked/jammed exit commands
  • ABP commands

2A.20  Notification of an Emergency

  • Flight Deck-to-Cabin

    • Communication
    • Procedures

  • Cabin-to-Flight Deck

    • Communication
    • Procedures
    • Critical phases of flight

  • Flight Attendant-to-Flight Attendant

    • Communication procedure

2A.21 Brace Signals

  • Descriptions
  • Primary signal
  • Alternate signal
  • Crew member responsibilities at the brace signal

2A.22 Evacuations vs. Rapid Deplanements

  • Descriptions
  • Conditions under which evacuation would be necessary
  • Conditions under which deplanement would be necessary

2A.23 Evacuations

  • General

    • Likelihood and recognition of unprepared emergencies - Take-off/Landing; need to be alert

  • Possible evacuation scenarios

    • land; at airport, away from airport
    • Inadvertent water; at airport, away from airport
    • tidal flats
    • ditching

  • Initiation

    • Flight Deck Crew
    • Cabin Crew

  • When/How evacuation is initiated
  • Crew Responsibilities - Each Aircraft

    • Equipment, stations, exits (Primary/Secondary) - land and water

2A.24  Evacuation Signals

  • Descriptions
  • Primary signal/variations
  • Alternate signal/variations
  • Crew member responsibilities at the evacuation signal
  • Evacuation cancellation

2A.25  Prepared Emergency Landing/Ditching - Procedures (Cabin Safety Technical Directive No. 201 SUPPORT MODULE P - Emergency Preparation/Support Module-Ditching)

NOTE:  The carrier must develop procedures in a format that crew members may use when preparing for an emergency landing or ditching that will serve as a checklist. The selected format must include responsibilities of each crew member for the purpose of cabin; passenger; galley; and self preparation. All passenger advisory announcements must be included.

2A.26  Exit Priorities - Land/Ditching - each aircraft type

2A.27  Post Evacuation and Survival

  • Responsibilities of crew members (e.g. grouping passengers, first aid, etc.)
  • Survival priorities (e.g. shelter, first aid, water, food, etc.)
  • Hazards inherent in different environments as applicable to the air carrier's operation. (e.g. Sea, Desert, Jungle, Wilderness, and Arctic)
  • Identify on board equipment and supplies that can enhance survival.
  • Survival equipment
  • Signalling and recovery techniques

NOTE:  Most accidents occur during take-off and landing, therefore, in keeping with the principles of risk management, an air operator must tailor their post-evacuation and survival techniques to the environment in with their stations are located. For example, an air operator that operates in and out of an arctic station would address post evacuation procedures relative to arctic conditions. However, an air operator that overflies an arctic station does not require arctic survival.

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