4.2 Smoke/Fumes in the Cabin

Training Objective:

The trainee will be able to identify the hazards associated with fumes and/or smoke in the cabin, potential sources and the established procedures if fumes and/or smoke are detected in the cabin, in flight or on the ground.


Crew Responsibilities

4.2A General

4.2A.1 Identify the possible sources of fumes and smoke in the cabin.

4.2A.2 Describe the potential hazards to the aircraft and the occupants from smoke/fumes in the cabin.

4.2B Crew Responsibilities

4.2B.1 Describe the requirement of crew to be alert for smoke and fumes in the cabin (e.g. during fuelling, de-icing/anti-icing, etc.).

4.2B.2 List the crew communication procedures associated with smoke/fumes in the cabin including how to notify the pilot-in-command of the situation and what information is required.

4.2B.3 Describe the procedures for dealing with smoke/fumes in the cabin including locating the source, notifying the pilot-in-command, crew coordination, ensuring passengers breathing comfort, preparation for rapid deplanement or evacuation.

4.2B.4 Describe the authority of the pilot-in-command to relocate passengers if smoke/fumes are present in the cabin and when this decision may be made.

4.2B.5 Define "smoke removal", and smoke control, and describe the associated procedures on the air operator's aircraft types, as applicable and in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications, including crew communication, crew coordination and advice to passengers.

4.2B.6 Describe how to recognize "condensation" in the cabin, its similarity to smoke and describe causes and the phases of flight when it may be visible.

4.2B.7 Identify the advice to passengers in case of condensation in the cabin, who gives this advice, when it is given and the importance of communicating with passengers to minimize panic.