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Section 1  General Information

3-3441.   PURPOSE. The sections of this chapter contain Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy, procedures, and guidance regarding cabin safety information and flight attendant duties and responsibilities.

3-3442.   BACKGROUND. The information contained in this chapter has been compiled from FAA policy documents such as Air Carrier Operations Bulletins (ACOB), Flight Standards Information Bulletins for Air Transportation (FSAT), Handbook Bulletins for Air Transportation (HBAT), and Action Notices (AN). These documents address conditions or problems applicable to air carrier safety and provide guidance regarding changes or advances in air carrier procedures, practices or problems involving such matters as aircraft or equipment, operations, or communications that should be brought to the field inspector’s attention.

3-3443.   ORGANIZATION OF CHAPTER. The sections of this chapter correspond to the various subparts contained in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 121.

A.   Section 1. Section 1 contains information regarding the introduction and general information about the sections in the chapter and where information was obtained.

B.   Section 2. Section 2 contains information regarding Special Airworthiness requirements. The information includes:

·    ACOB No. 1-94-21, Crewmember Training for Emergency Evacuation Demonstrations

·    HBAT 98-19, Processing Evacuation Demonstration Reports

·    HBAT 98-18, Air Carrier Manual Instructions Concerning Minimum Equipment List Conditions and Limitations

·    Notice 8400.35, Transport Category Airplanes – Over-pressurized Airplanes

C.   Section 3. Section 3 contains information regarding instrument and equipment requirements. The information includes:

·    ACOB No. 1-94-7, Routine Opening/Closing of Doors on Wide-bodied Jets

·    ACOB No. 1-94-8, Upright Position of Seat Backs for Takeoff and Landing

·    ACOB No. 1-94-9, Protruding Passenger Seat Armrests

·    ACOB No. 1-94-31, Emergency Medical Kits

·    ACOB No. 3-76-3, Emergency Evacuation Escape Routes from Overwing Exit on DC 9-10 Aircraft

·    ACOB No. 4-76-7, DC-8-61 Life Lines

·    ACOB No. 5-76-8, B-747 Emergency Landing Considerations

·    ACOB No. 8-76-44, Lifeline Provisions for Extended Overwater Operations

·    Action Notice 8430.19, Differences in Aircraft Cabin Emergency Equipment

·    Action Notice 8430.28, Galley Security

·    FSAT 94-11, Crewmember Protection from Bloodborne Pathogens

·    FSAT 00-7A, Resetting Tripped Circuit Breakers

·    Notice 8400.51, Procedures for Opening, Closing, and Locking of Flightcrew Compartment Doors

D.   Section 4. Section 4 contains information regarding flight attendant requirements. The information includes:

·    FSAT 01-03A, Number of Flight Attendants Required at Stops Where Passengers Remain Onboard, 14 CFR Sections 121.391 and 121.393

·    ACOB No. 1-94-3, Distribution of Flight Attendants

·    ACOB No. 1-94-4, Duty Assignment of Required and Non-Required Flight Attendants

·    ACOB No. 1-94-5, Use of Supernumerary Personnel in Aircraft Cabins

E.   Section 5. Section 5 contains information regarding flight attendant qualifications. This information was obtained from:

·    ACOB No. 1-94-19, Flight Attendant Operating Experience

·    HBAT 98-26 , Flight Attendants Operating Experience

F.   Section 6. Section 6 contains information regarding flight operations—cabin safety. This information was obtained from:

·    ACOB No. 1-94-1, Service of Alcoholic Beverages

·    ACOB No. 1-94-10, Carry-on Baggage

·    HBAT 98-28, Air Carrier Carry-on Baggage Programs

·    ACOB No. 1-94-11, Stowage of Galley Service Items

·    ACOB No. 1-94-12, Potential Problems Associated with Food and Beverage Service

·    ACOB No. 1-94-13, Problems with Lower Lobe Galleys

·    ACOB No. 1-94-6, Predeparture Cabin Equipment Checks by Flight Attendants

·    FSAT 93-29, Cabin Door Operating Mechanisms

·    FSAT 93-27, Fokker 28-4000 Passenger Safety Information Cards

·    FSAT 92-23, Miscellaneous Operational Amendments, Air Carrier Cabin Safety Operations Provisions

·    FSAT 93-20, Miscellaneous Operational Amendments, Air Carrier Cabin Safety Operations, Compliance Date – Revised

·    ACOB No. 8-76-48, Use of Child/Infant Restraint Systems in Aircraft

·    FSAT 95-09, Child Restraints

·    FSAT 99-03, Types of and Use of Child Restraint on Air Carriers

·    ACOB No. 1-94-18, Door/Slide Arming

·    ACOB No. 1-94-27, Passenger Seatbelt Discipline

·    ACOB No. 1-94-14, Standup Bars

·    ACOB No. 1-94-15, Flight and Cabin Crewmember Coordination and Communication, and Safety During Potentially Hazardous Conditions of Flight

·    ACOB No. 1-94-17, Brace for Impact Positions

·    ACOB No. 1-94-25, Emphasis on Time Management and Crew Coordination in Preparation of Cabin for Impending Emergency Landing

·    ACOB No. 1-94-26, Flight Attendant Restraint During a Crash and Emergency Evacuation Second Choice Exit Determination

·    ACOB No. 8-76-39, Care of Surviving Passengers Following Air Carrier Accidents

·    ACOB No. 8-91-2, Accident Notification and Manifest Accounting Procedures

·    FSAT 95-25, Policy for Passenger and Flight Attendant Use of Seatbelts During Turbulence

·    HBAT 98-02, Galley Security

·    FSAT 97-01, Miscellaneous Cabin Safety Issues

·    HBAT 95-16, Adoption of Flight Crewmember Flight Time Limitation Rules to Establish Flight Attendant Duty and Flight Time Limitations and Rest Restrictions

·    HBAT 01-02, Air Carrier Exit Seating Program Development

·    FSAT 97-08, Briefings on Individual Flotation Devices

RESERVED. Paragraphs 3-3444 through 3-3460.