Cabin safety contributes to the prevention of accidents and incidents, and protection of passengers and crew. It increases survivability in the event of an emergency situation.

Regulatory relief package

If your cabin crew have upcoming currency requirements, proficiency checks, or training and checking requirements that expire between 18 August 2021 and 18 November 2021, the 22/EXE/9 exemption(external link) extends the period within which these checks and reviews must be completed by a period of three months from the original date of expiry. There are no charges associated with the issuing of this exemption.

CAA regulatory relief package

Related rules

Cabin safety focuses on rules relating to cabin operations, operators procedures and documentation, cabin crew training and standards, human performance, design and manufacturing, equipment and furnishings on board the aircraft, and the operational environment.

It also includes proactive safety and risk management including health and safety hazard identification.

Part 12 Accidents, incidents, and statistics
Part 91 General operating and flight rules
Part 92 Carriage of dangerous goods
Part 100 Safety management
Part 108 Air operator security programme
Part 119 Air operator - certification
Part 121 Air operations - large aeroplanes
Part 125 Air operations - medium aeroplanes
Part 141 Aviation training organisations – certification

Related advisory circulars

Advisory circulars (ACs) provide explanatory information and guidance for how to comply with Civil Aviation rules. Some cabin safety-related ACs can be found below. However, as cabin safety crosses over many different areas, not all ACs have been referenced.

AC91-22 Aircraft fuelling - fire prevention and safety measures
AC92-1 Dangerous goods training programmes
AC100-1 Safety management
AC108-1 Air operator security programme
AC121-4 The training and assessment of human factors and crew resource management
AC121-6 Occupancy of emergency exit rows

Stay up-to-date with cabin safety

We issue a quarterly newsletter, the Cabin Safety Briefing, to cabin safety professionals. To join the mailing list, email with your name, the position you hold, and the organisation you work for.

Related pages and information

Air operations
Aviation concerns
Cabin safety for passengers
Child restraints
Flammable PPE products [PDF 22 KB]
Passenger safety card guidance [PDF 131 KB]
Situational awareness guidance [PDF 532 KB]
Transporting dangerous goods

External links

To help operators and cabin crew, links to tools and resources are listed below, but please be aware that all operators must still comply with New Zealand's Civil Aviation Rules and legislation. New Zealand rules set the minimum standard for compliance, but we encourage exceeding these standards.

Cabin safety sites

ICAO - Cabin Safety(external link)
ICAO - eLibrary(external link)
IATA - Cabin Safety(external link)

International National Aviation Authorities

CASA - Cabin safety(external link)
FAA - Cabin safety(external link)
FAA - Lessons learned(external link)
Transport Canada - Cabin Safety Program(external link)
UK CAA - Cabin crew(external link)

Cabin safety training and events

Asia Pacific Cabin Safety Working Group (APCSWG)(external link)
Asia Pacific Cabin Safety Working Group (APCSWG) Facebook page(external link)
FAA / CAMI Cabin Safety Research Workshops(external link)
FAA Fire and Cabin Safety Research Group(external link)
IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference(external link)
PACDEFF CRM and Aviation Human Factors Conference(external link)

Cabin safety videos

FAA Portable Electronic Device (PED) Fire Training – Cabin(external link)

 Ask us about cabin safety

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