3.7 Passenger and Crew Member Seats and Restraints

Training Objective:

The crew member will be able to identify the requirements and established procedures relating to seats and restraint systems for passengers and crew members.


Passenger Seating
Crew Seating

3.7A Passenger Seating

3.7A.1 Outline the requirement for each person to have a seat with an individual safety belt.

3.7A.2 Describe the operator's policy and procedures regarding exit row seating, and who may not occupy seats in these rows.

3.7A.3 Describe the procedures associated with the relocation of passengers in compliance with exit row seating policies.

3.7A.4 Describe where special attention passengers may be seated, taking into consideration proximity to exits, availability of supplemental oxygen, ease of evacuation, etc., for each aircraft type.

3.7A.5 Identify the upper deck and lower deck passenger seating restriction.

3.7A.6 Outline the seating restrictions regarding arm held infants.

3.7A.7 Describe the procedures for the use of onboard skycots, when these devices may be used, and restrictions regarding the occupant of the skycot.

3.7A.8 Describe the requirement for passengers to be seated in their assigned seats, with safety belts fastened, for take-off, landing and whenever advised by a crew member. Describe the required positioning of seats for take-off and landing.

3.7B Crew Seating

3.7B.1 Identify the persons authorized to occupy any of the crew seats and who has the authority to make this decision.

3.7B.2 Describe the importance of ensuring serviceability of flight attendant seats, who is responsible to ensure this, when to check serviceability.

3.7B.3 Identify the components of a pre-flight serviceability check for a flight attendant seat (e.g. "sit and fit" to enable quick access).

3.7B.4 Describe the procedures to follow and approved alternate seating in case of an unserviceable flight attendant seat.

3.7B.5 Describe the requirements for flight attendants to be seated with restraint system fastened during taxi (except for safety related duties), take-off, landing and turbulence and whenever directed to do so by the pilot-in-command or the in-charge flight attendant.

3.7B.6 Identify the signals and/or verbal command for flight attendants to take their assigned seats and to secure themselves. State who is responsible for these signals.