Cabin safety is a key area, which impacts on operational safety. Cabin safety deals with all activities that cabin crew must accomplish to maintain safety in the cabin. These activities contribute to safe, effective, and efficient aircraft operations in normal, abnormal and emergency situations. As demonstrated in numerous events, cabin crew play an important role in preventing serious incidents and accidents. It is for this reason that lATA focuses on cabin safety, and continues to develop standards, procedures and best practices to ensure safety in all aspects of cabin operations.
Cabin safety is a critical component of an airline’s safety management program which includes proactive data collection and the ensuing prevention activities regarding:
- Cabin design and operation
- Crew training
- Human performance
- Passenger management
Reducing cabin safety-related events
The IATA toolkits and guidelines help reduce cabin incidents/accidents, thus resulting in significant savings for airlines associated with enhanced safety in operating passenger aircraft.
IATA airline members can benefit from a vast variety of cabin safety materials that can be found in the Global Safety Information Center (GSIC), get registered!
Cabin Operations Safety Toolkits
lATA member airlines expressed the need to target cabin crew and passenger turbulence-related injuries, medical emergencies and inadvertent slide deployments in order to improve safety and efficiency in cabin operations. These issues pose a safety risk and resulting costs to the airline industry of millions of dollars every year. lATA developed the following Cabin Operations Safety Toolkits:
Turbulence management toolkit
Inadvertent slide deployment toolkit
Medical emergencies toolkit
These toolkits contain information, derived from the input of safety experts from IATA member airlines, manufacturers and industry associations, and include: training material, procedures, incident analysis and other useful tools to assist airlines target these issues.
Cabin Safety Guidelines (pdf)
Cabin Operations Safety Task Force (COSTF)
The IATA Cabin Operations Safety Task Force (COSTF) reviews all aspects of cabin operations to improve safety and operational efficiency. Members of the COSTF are representatives from IATA Member airlines who are experts in:
- Cabin Safety
- Cabin Crew Training
- Accident and/or Incident Investigation
- Human Factors
- Quality Assurance
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