6.3 Communication Systems

Training Objective:

The trainee will be able to describe the communication systems onboard and be able to use it effectively in any onboard situation.

Scope:

General
Interphone
Public Address System
Passenger Call System
Entertainment System
Automatic Announcement System

6.3A General

6.3A.1 Describe the components of the communication systems for crew communication and communication to the passengers.

6.3A.2 Describe the procedures for using each of these components in normal and emergency situations and inoperative/unserviceable procedures.

6.3B Interphone

6.3B.1 Describe the following points related to the cabin interphone:

  1. Location of the handsets and controls;
  2. When would it be used/not used;
  3. What is the established call priority. Describe the priority of system operation (override calling priority);
  4. Identify the response to flight deck calls;
  5. Identify interphone protocol;
  6. Describe and demonstrate use of the interphone;
  7. Identify accompanying chimes, lights and other signals;
  8. Describe the reset procedures after use;
  9. Describe the interphone procedures; normal, emergency; and
  10. Describe alternate procedures in case of system failure.

6.3C Public Address System

6.3C.1 Describe the following points relating to the public address system:

  1. Location of the PA microphones and controls;
  2. What is the established PA priority;
  3. Describe and demonstrate use of the PA;
  4. Identify accompanying chimes, lights and other signals;
  5. Describe the reset procedures after use;
  6. Describe the PA procedures; normal, emergency; and
  7. Describe alternate procedures in case of system failure.

6.3D Passenger Call System

6.3D.1 Describe the components location, operation and procedures associated with the passenger call system.

6.3D.2 Identify the crew responsibilities relating to passenger call system.

6.3E Entertainment System

6.3E.1 Describe the components, location, operation and procedures of the onboard entertainment system.

6.3E.2 If the entertainment system is being used for passenger safety briefings, identify alternate procedures if the system fails.

6.3E.3 List the safety procedures associated with the entertainment system (e.g. stowing of screens for take-off and landing).

6.3F Automatic Announcement System

6.3F.1 Describe the automatic announcement system.

6.3F.2 Identify the information it is programmed for.

6.3F.3 Describe when it is used and what it is used for.

6.3F.4 Describe how the system is programmed and activated and who is responsible for this.

6.3F.5 Describe the procedures for using the automatic announcement system and alternate procedures in case of system failure.

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