3.7 Passenger and Crew Member Seats and Restraints

Training Objective:

The trainee will be able to identify the requirements of and the 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 Define exit row and 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.

3.7A.5 Identify the passenger seating restrictions on aircraft equipped with upper deck/lower deck passenger seating, where applicable.

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

3.7A.7 Describe the procedures for the use of onboard skycots, stating 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 taxi, take-off, landing and whenever advised by a crew member. Describe the required positioning of seats for take-off and landing.

3.7A.9 Describe the different types of safety belts/harnesses found on passenger seats on aircraft in the fleet, and the correct method of operation for each. Include a description of extensions and the importance of verifying compatibility.

3.7A.10 Identify any placards or signage associated with passenger seating and describe appropriate usage (e.g. "Seat Unserviceable", "For Crew Use Only").

3.7B Crew Seating

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

3.7B.2 Identify the persons authorized to occupy any of the observer seats in the flight deck.

3.7B.3 Describe the importance of ensuring serviceability of flight attendant seats, who is responsible to ensure this, and when to check serviceability.

3.7B.4 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.5 Describe the procedures to follow and the approved alternate seating in case of an unserviceable flight attendant seat.

3.7B.6 Describe the requirements for flight attendants to be seated with restraint systems fastened for aircraft movement on the surface (except for safety related duties), for take-off, landing and turbulence and whenever directed to do so by the pilot-in-command or the in-charge flight attendant.

3.7B.7 Identify the correct way to sit in a flight attendant seat including the preferred position of hands, feet, legs and head to ensure maximum protection.

3.7B.8 Identify the rationale behind wearing the safety belt and shoulder harness and the hazards of improper use.

3.7B.9 Identify any placards or signage associated with crew seating and describe appropriate usage (e.g. "Seat Unserviceable", "For Crew Use Only").

3.7B.10 Identify the signals/verbal command for flight attendants to take their assigned seats and to secure themselves. State who is responsible for giving these signals.