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. 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, equipment, procedures, 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 Aviation Data Management (GADM).
Cabin Operations Safety Toolkits
lATA developed the Cabin Operations Safety Toolkits 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 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 Operations Safety Best Practices Guide
The 1st Edition of the IATA Cabin Operations Safety Best Practices Guide provides information and recent guidelines to help manage the cabin operations safety demands of today and tomorrow. This guidance includes chapters that address various policies and procedures for Cabin Crew in normal, abnormal and emergency situations. The guidelines are with the intent to assist the airline industry to implement integrated, proactive, effective and efficient, cabin operations safety policies and procedures.
There is no one size fits all solution for all operators, therefore it is important to note that these are guidelines. It is not intended to replace or to contradict any current State regulations nor the IOSA Standards and Recommended Practices (ISARPs).
IATA's Cabin Operations Safety Best Practices Guide is available in PDF format. It will be regularly updated by the IATA Cabin Operations Safety Task Force.
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
For further information, please contact Cabin Safety team