7.1 Aircraft Operation Drills - Each Aircraft Type

7.1.1 Equipment Criteria

  1. Each drill shall be performed using the appropriate aircraft or a training device approved in accordance with Section 705.126 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations.
  2. Individual aircraft exits may be substituted by the approved equivalent as provided for in Schedule A, and as authorized in the training program. Exits equipped with slides must include slide attached or slide drag simulation for emergency mode operations.
  3. Floor level exits for which operations are identical under both normal and emergency conditions and which are a routine flight attendant responsibility to open under normal conditions may be excluded from the drills specified under 7.1.2.

7.1.2 Performance Criteria

  1. Each crew member shall operate each floor level exit type, for each aircraft type in the emergency mode that was not operated in the conduct of the drills required in 7.2.3 and perform the following:

    1. Recognize the signal for and/or the conditions under which the exit is to be opened in the emergency mode;
    2. Verify the exit is in the correct mode;
    3. Assess conditions outside the exit to determine exit usability (e.g. clear of obstruction, fire, aircraft attitude);
    4. Position escape device;
    5. Open the exit in the emergency mode;
    6. Secure exit in the fully open position;
    7. Pull the manual inflation handle(s) and verify deployment inflation of ramp, slide;
    8. Assume and maintain appropriate protective body and hand positions; and
    9. Access release handle(s) (e.g. slide disconnect, ventral stairs, etc.).


  2. Each crew member shall operate each cabin window and cabin hatch exit type for each aircraft type that was not operated in the drills required in 7.2.3 and perform the following:

    1. Recognize the signal for or the conditions under which the exit is to be opened;
    2. Assess conditions outside the exit to determine exit usability (e.g. clear of obstruction, fire, aircraft attitude);
    3. Open and correctly stow the exit;
    4. Verbally describe correct exit placement following removal, if the training procedure differs from the operational procedure;
    5. Pull the manual inflation handle(s) and verify deployment, inflation of ramp, slide;
    6. Assume and maintain appropriate protective body and hand positions;
    7. Access escape tapes or escape ropes; and
    8. Access release handle(s) (e.g. slide disconnect, tailcone jettison, etc.).

7.1.3 Evaluation Criteria

  1. Crew member performance shall be observed, rated and debriefed according to the following:

    1. Acknowledgment and timely responses to signals;
    2. Assesses conditions outside the exit to determine exit usability (e.g. clear of obstruction, fire, aircraft attitude);
    3. Correct usage of exit operating mechanisms including hand and body position;
    4. Usage of proper terminologies and procedures;
    5. Correctly positions escape device;
    6. Secures exit in the fully opened position or ensures correct stowage position of exit door, window or hatch;
    7. Pulls manual inflation handle(s) and verifies deployment and inflation (e.g. evacuation slide, ramp, etc.);
    8. Assumes and maintains appropriate protective hand and body positions;
    9. Correctly accesses escape tapes or escape ropes
    10. Correctly accesses release handle(s) (e.g. slide disconnect, tailcone jettison, ventral stairs); and
    11. Correctly applies procedures (e.g. positioning of seatbacks, armrest, chair tables).
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