7.3 Aircraft Exit Operation Drills - Each Aircraft Type

7.3.1 Equipment Criteria

  1. Each drill shall be performed using the appropriate aircraft or approved training device.
  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 shall include slide attached or slide drag simulation for emergency mode operations.

7.3.2 Normal Door Operation Performance Criteria

  1. Each trainee shall operate each floor level exit type, for each aircraft type, in the normal mode and perform the following:

    1. Identify the signal and the conditions under which that exit may be opened/closed;
    2. Assess the exterior and interior conditions for obstacles or hazards to persons or the exit during opening/closing (e.g. loading bridge, stairs, barrier straps/cords, equipment);
    3. Identify the signal for arming and disarming the exit;
    4. Perform the arming and disarming sequence for the exit;
    5. Verify the exit mode as armed and disarmed by completing appropriate checks (e.g. visual checks, physical checks, cross-checks, response to interphone call);
    6. Open and close the exit (in the normal [disarmed] mode);
    7. Engage and release exit locking mechanisms and verify functioning of locking mechanisms (e.g. gust lock);
    8. Install and remove the barrier strap for that exit; and
    9. Perform the opening/closing follow-up checks for that exit (e.g. alignment for markings, closed/locked indicators, etc.).

7.3.3 Emergency Door Operation Performance Criteria

  1. Each trainee shall operate each floor level exit type, for each aircraft type, in the emergency mode and perform the following:

    1. Recognize the signal for 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, and aircraft attitude);
    4. Position escape device (if applicable);
    5. Open the exit in the armed mode and secure the exit in the fully open position;
    6. Pull the manual inflation handle(s) and verify deployment, inflation (e.g. ramp, slide);
    7. Assume and maintain appropriate protective body and hand positions; and
    8. Access release handle(s) (e.g. slide disconnect, ventral stairs, etc.).

7.3.4 Cabin Window Exit Performance Criteria

  1. Each trainee shall operate each cabin window or hatch exit type, for each aircraft type 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, and aircraft attitude);
    3. Open and correctly stow the exit;
    4. Verbally describe correct exit placement following removal, if the training procedures differ from the operational procedures, pull the manual inflation handle(s) and verify deployment, inflation (e.g. ramp, slide);
    5. Pull the manual inflation handle(s) and verify deployment, inflation (e.g. 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, tail cone jettison, etc.).

7.3.5 Evaluation Criteria

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

    1. Acknowledgment and timely response 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, inflation (e.g. ramp, slide);
    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, tail cone jettison, ventral stairs); and
    11. Correctly applies procedures (e.g. positioning of seatbacks, armrest, chair tables).

7.3.6 Airstair Operation Performance Criteria

  1. For each aircraft type equipped with airstairs not integral to the exit and not used for evacuation each crew member shall perform the following:

    1. Apply the correct procedures to ensure that the exit with the airstairs is in the appropriate mode, (e.g., locked, unlocked);
    2. Select the appropriate airstair controls and deploy/retract the airstairs; and
    3. Verify that the airstairs are fully extended/retracted and lock them into position.

  2. Demonstrate the correct extension/retraction of handrails, assist handles (if applicable).
  3. Demonstrate any additional features that are associated with the airstairs, (e.g. tread lights).
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