Aircraft Exit Compatibility Groups

The following is a list of the commercial transport category aircraft, which have been profiled in order to analyze the commonality and compatibility of exit features as well as operations.

Category: Jet

B727-100/200 DC-10-30 A310 BAE-146 Falcon 900
B737- L1011-1/500 A320 F-28 Challenger 601
200/300/400/500   A340 DC-9 Canadair RJ (CL65)
B737-COMBI        
B747-100/200/400        
B757-200        
B767-200/300        

Category: Turbo Prop

ATR-42 EMB-120 DHC-7/8- SD-360/30
Gulfstream 159 CV-580/440/640 100/8-300 DC-3
F-27 SAAB 340B HS-748 DC-4

The following aircraft are not currently operating in Canada and although not being profiled at this time, may be included in future revisions of the groupings as required.

F-100 A319/321/330 B777 MD11/12/80/83/88/90 ATR72

The table on the following pages presents a grouping of exits based upon analysis and comparisons of:

  1. Exit Category;
  2. Opening/Closing Design and Characteristics (Normal/Emergency);
  3. Arming/Disarming Mechanisms and Processes;
  4. Door Control Handle Design and Operation;
  5. Special Options/Features; and
  6. Operational Forces (where available).

The table displays the aircraft type/series, the specific exit(s) and where applicable, equivalent alternatives which may be substituted in order to complete required Aircraft Exit Operations Drills on the aircraft or in an approved training device.

In certain cases, use of an actual aircraft exit in the emergency mode can cause automatic ramp/slide deployment and inflation; cause potential damage to the aircraft; or by design can only be used once and then require maintenance action. In these cases, approved video presentations, depicting the emergency mode operation may be indicated as acceptable alternatives under "Additional Requirements." Use of an approved video in these circumstances does not preclude the requirement for completion of an Aircraft Exit Operation Drill in the normal mode on the aircraft or in an approved training device.

Generally, matters listed under "Additional Requirements" apply when a listed Aircraft Type/Compatible Exit option is used for the completion of an Aircraft Exit Operation Drill or are required in addition to completion of drills as indicated.

"N/A" indicates that an equivalent grouping is not recognized. The Aircraft Exit Drill(s) must be conducted using an approved training device or the actual aircraft.

All door operational forces (Exit Profiles) are manufacturer based figures/estimates, and are based upon the aircraft being in a normal relative attitude.

References (REF) displayed in the table refer to the page number for the background justification data as shown in the Exit Profiles, which follow this table. The Exit Profiles are provided for information only and do not form a part of this standard.

PAGE REF. AIRCRAFT TYPE EXITS AIRCRAFT TYPE/ EQUIVALENT COMPATIBLE EXITS PAGE REF. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
9 B-727-100/200 FWD Entry Door
FWD Service Door
B-737-200/300/ 400/500/ COMBI FWD/AFT Entry Door
FWD/AFT Service Door
FWD Entry Door
FWD/AFT Service Door
10 Approved slide drag equivalent for EMERGENCY door operation.
    VENTRAL Stairs B-727-200 VENTRAL Stairs   Approved video presentation depicting B727-100 Ventral Stairs Operation - EMERGENCY mode may replace the exit drill for Emergency operation ONLY.
    Overwing Exits B-737-200/300/ 400/500/ COMBI
B-727-200
Overwing Exit   Approved removable cover plate (if applicable) must be present and operable for -100 drills.
  B-727-200 AFT Service Doors N/A N/A   N/A
10 B-737-200/ 300/400/500
B-737-200/ 300/COMBI
FWD/AFT Entry Doors
FWD/AFT Service Doors
Overwing Exits
B-727-100
B-727-200
B-727-100/200
B-767-200/300
FWD Entry Door
MID Service Door
FWD Entry/Svc Door
Overwing Exits
9 Approved slide drag equivalent for EMERGENCY door operation.
B-727-100/ B767 cover plate removed.
10 B-737-COMBI FWD Entry Door
FWD/AFT Service Door
B-737-200/300/ 400/500
B-727-100
B-727-200
FWD/AFT Entry Doors
FWD/AFT Service Doors
FWD Entry Door
MID Service Door
FWD Entry/Svc Door
10 Approved slide drag equivalent for EMERGENCY door operation.
  B-737-COMBI AFT Entry Door (AIRSTAIRS) N/A N/A   N/A
12 B-747-100/ 200/400 Main Deck Entry Doors N/A N/A   Approved video presentation depicting: Slide - Slide/Raft, Ramp manual inflation (if applicable) and for doors 3L/R "Off-Wing Escape Slide Manual Controls" (if applicable)
  B-747-100/200 Upper Deck Crew Service Door(s) Video N/A   Approved video presentation depicting applicable Crew Service Door type(s) - operations - EMERGENCY mode.
13 B-747-400 Upper Deck Doors B-767-200/300 Door Control Handle 12 Approved video presentation depicting operations of B747-400 Upper Deck Doors in Electrical and Emergency modes. Ensure force factors equal to 747 UD door handle on approved 767 training device. Qualification on B-767-200/300 is also required.
11 B-757-200 (6 door model) Doors 1, 2, 4L/R B-747-100/200/400
* Emergency mode only
Main Deck Entry Door 13 Approved video presentation depicting NORMAL/EMERGENCY operations and exit drill on B757 door for NORMAL operation and ARM/ DISARM functions.
    Doors 3L/R Video (Conditions) N/A   Approved video presentation depicting actual operation of exits.
12 B-767-200/300 Doors 1L/R FWD 2L/R AFT N/A N/A   N/A
    Overwing Exits N/A N/A   N/A
14 DC-10-30 Doors 1L/R N/A N/A   If model operated is not equipped with Door Directional Control Switches, Door Drill must be conducted using Door Control Handle method at Door 1L or R and a Door 2 or 3 or 4 L/R. In either case, Door Control Handle Re-Set Procedures must be included.
    Doors 2, 3, 4L/R N/A N/A   See conditions door 1L/R. Approved video depicting door 3L/R Ramp/Slide/Raft operations - emergency mode.
15 L1011-1/500 Doors N/A N/A   Approved video presentation depicting Manual (Hand Crank) Procedure.
17 A310-300 Doors A320-200
* Emergency Mode Only or A320 door modified to include A310/A340 slide arming mechanism or A340
Doors (Type A and Type I) 16 Verify if air operator's A310 doors equipped with aural warning system.
Approved video presentation depicting actual door operations and exit drill on A310 door for NORMAL operation and ARM/DISARM functions.
A340 (Type I) - cover guard removed over door operating handle.
    Overwing Exits Video N/A   Approved video presentation depicting actual door/off-wing Ramp/Slide operational procedures. Exit drill on A310 for ARM/ DISARM functions.
  A319 RESERVED FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT
16 A320-200 Doors A310
* Emergency Mode Only
Doors 17 Approved video presentation depicting NORMAL/EMERGENCY operations and A320-200 practical Door Drill.
    Overwing Exits B-767-200/300 Overwing Exit   Approved video presentation depicting actual exit operations (Exit/Ramp/Slide).
  A321 RESERVED FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT
  A340 Type A Doors
Type I Doors
A310
A320

A310/A320
Type A Doors
Type I Doors

Type 1 Doors
17

16
A320 door must be modified to include A340 Arming mechanism and slide/raft disconnect assemble.

A310 A320 doors, if used, must be modified to include door control handle guard of A340 Type I door.
18 BAe-146 Doors N/A N/A   N/A
19 DC-9-10/30/ 31/32/40/50 Doors DC-8-43/52/ 53/61/62/63 Doors 20 N/A
    Overwing Exits B-737-200/300/ 400/500/ COMBI
B-727-100/200
DC-8-43/52/53/61/ 62/63
Overwing Exit 10
9
Approved video presentation depicting actual exit operation.
    AFT Fuselage Exit (Tailcone) N/A N/A   N/A
20 DC-8-43/52/ 53/61/62/63 Doors DC-9-10/30/31/ 32/40/50 Doors 19 N/A
    Overwing Exits B-737-200/300/ 400/500/ COMBI
B-727-100/200
Overwing Exit 10 Approved video presentation depicting actual exit operation.
  /61/62/63 Jet Escapes Video N/A   Approved video presentation depicting actual exit operations.
21 F-28 Doors N/A N/A   N/A
    Service Door N/A N/A   Approved video presentation depicting actual EMERGENCY operations (jammed removal/ejection).
    Overwing Exits B-737-200/300/ 400/500/ COMBI
B727-100/200
B767-200/300
A320
Overwing Exit 10
9
12
16
Cover plate over exit operating handle to be remove for: B727-100, B767, A320
25 Canadair RJ (CL65) Passenger Door N/A N/A   N/A
    Galley Service Door N/A N/A   N/A
    Overwing Exits B-737-200/300/ 400/500/ COMBI
B727-100/200
B767-200/300
A320
Overwing Exit 10
9
12
16
Cover plate over exit operating handle to be remove for: B727-100, B767, A320
  SAAB 340 Passenger Door N/A N/A   N/A
    Overwing Exits N/A N/A   N/A
23 Challenger 601 Door Exit N/A N/A   N/A
    Overwing Exit Canadair RJ Overwing Exit 25 Canadair RJ Overwing Exit (heavier than 601)
24 Falcon 900 Entry Door N/A N/A   N/A
    Overwing Exit N/A N/A   N/A
26 DHC-7 Door Exit N/A N/A   N/A
    Window Exits DHC-8-100/300
B-727-200
B-737-200/300/ COMBI
Window Exits 27, 28
9
10
N/A
    AFT Strbd Emergency Exit DHC-8-300 or Video FWD Strbd Emergency Exit 28 Approved video may be used depicting actual exit emergency operations.
27,
28
DHC-8-100/300 Passenger Door N/A N/A   N/A
    Window Exits B-727-200
B-737-200/300/ 400/500/ COMBI
A320-200
DHC-7
Window Exits 9
10
16
26
A320 Cover plate over operating handle must be removed.
    FWD Strbd Emergency Exit (-300 Series) Video N/A   Approved video may be used depicting actual exit emergency operation.
    FWD Stbd Emergency Exit (-100 Series) N/A N/A    
    Service Door (AFT) port
(if installed) - 300 Series
N/A N/A   N/A
30 F-27 Passenger Entry Door N/A N/A   N/A
    Escape Hatches N/A N/A   N/A
    Service Door N/A N/A   N/A
    Small Cargo Door (if installed) N/A N/A   N/A
31 ATR-42 Entry Door N/A N/A   N/A
    Service Door N/A N/A   N/A
    Window Exits N/A N/A   N/A
32 SD3-30/60 Main Cabin Door N/A N/A   All exits considered interchangeably compatible.
    Rear Emergency Exit Door N/A N/A    
    Window Exits N/A N/A    
33 CV-580/440/640 Main Entry Door N/A N/A    
    AFT Service Door N/A     Approved slide drag equivalent for EMERGENCY door operation.
    Window Exits N/A N/A   N/A
34 HS-748 Crew/Freight Door N/A N/A   N/A
    Passenger Door
(AFT-PORT) Baggage Door
(AFT-Strbd)
N/A N/A   Approved slide drag equivalent for EMERGENCY door operation (if applicable).
    Window Exits N/A N/A   N/A
35 EMB-120 Passenger Entry Door N/A N/A   N/A
    Emergency Window Exits N/A N/A   N/A
36 DC-3 Main Cabin Door N/A N/A   N/A
    Window Exits N/A N/A   N/A
37 DC-4 Main Cabin Door N/A N/A   N/A
    Window Exits N/A N/A   N/A
  DC-6 RESERVED FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT
29 G-159 Entry Door N/A N/A   N/A
    Window Exit N/A N/A   N/A
    Baggage Compartment Exit N/A N/A   N/A
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