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.
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 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
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
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
We issue a quarterly newsletter, the Cabin Safety Briefing, to cabin safety professionals. To join the mailing list, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, the position you hold, and the organisation you work for.
Flammable PPE products [PDF 22 KB]
Passenger safety card guidance [PDF 131 KB]
Situational awareness guidance [PDF 532 KB]
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.
ICAO - Cabin Safety(external link)
ICAO - eLibrary(external link)
IATA - Cabin Safety(external link)
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)
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)
PACDEFF CRM and Aviation Human Factors Conference(external link)
FAA Portable Electronic Device (PED) Fire Training – Cabin(external link)
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