Cabin Crew Safety

These are the Cabin Crew news bulletins issued by Flight Safety Foundation during 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.

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Date Subject
September-October 2005
Report Recommends New Efforts to Educate Airplane Passengers About Evacuations With Infants or Young Children.Information gathered during a two-part study by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is intended for use in the development of pre-evacuation passenger briefings and other passenger-education materials.
July-August 2005
Malfunctions, Procedural Errors Contribute to Entry-door Incidents. Failure to correct mechanical problems involving fuselage-door systems,inattention to jamming hazards and improper operation of doors in unusual circumstances have been cited in international reports. Anticipating these risk factors enables flight attendants to take appropriate action.
May-June 2005
Analysis of Evacuation-slide Problems Calls Attention to Recurrent Issues. Based on their study of accident/incident data and data from other sources, researchers found that the most significant slide problem was failure to inflate.
March-April 2005
Guidelines Enable Service Animals to Travel Safely at a Passenger’s Seat-Reviews of U.S. fatal-accident reports and safety studies found no examples of an evacuation that was impeded by a service animal accompanying a qualified passenger with a disability. Civil aviation authorities are updating requirements and guidance, however, as various types of service animals travel in the cabin
January-February 2005
Generic Checklists Focus Response to In-flight Dangerous-goods Incidents. Public education and airline procedures reduce the likelihood of passengers carrying prohibited items that could cause harm by spilling, leaking, igniting a fire or releasing fumes in the cabin. Emergency-response guidance helps airlines to update training, procedures and tactics for flight attendants facing these situations.


November-December 2004
Crew Efforts Help Passengers Comprehend Safety Information By optimizing communication methods and checking for expected behavior, flight attendants help ensure that passengers will know what to do during an aircraft Crew Efforts Help Passengers Comprehend Safety Information By optimizing communication methods and checking for expected behavior, flight attendants help ensure that passengers will know what to do during an aircraft emergency.
September-October 2004
Hidden Cabin Fires Require Fast, Aggressive and Improvised Responses 4 pages. [PDF 114K]
July-August 2004
European researchers found that passengers could evacuate quickly from either the upper deck or the main deck of a cabin simulator. other difficulties, like redirecting hundreds of passengers to use stairway , requires further study.
May-June 2004
Predeparture safety information and forceful evacuation commands help cabin crews to persuade passengers not to take personal belongings. Flight attendants must have backup plans for coping with passengers who disregard the command to “leave everything.”
March-April 2004
More airlines prohibit flight attendants from manipulating circuit breakers — except with the captain’s prior approval or when authorized explicitly by a written procedure.
January-February 2004
Some airlines require the cabin crew to ensure correct charging with ceiling lights, a process that prepares tracks or strips bordering the aisles to emit a green glow during an emergency evacuation.


November-December 2003
Mastery of Megaphones Reinforces Cabin Crew Control of Evacuations
September-October 2003
Procedural Compliance Prevents Illnesses Caused by Microoganisms in Food
July-August 2003
Inflatable Restraints Installed on Some Transport Aircraft
May-June 2003
Assigning Seats to Flight Attendants Requires Care on Business Aircraft
March-April 2003
Communication Problems Contribute to Misperceptions of Evacuation Urgency
January-February 2003
Able-bodied Passengers Extend Crew Capabilities During In-flight Emergencies


November-December 2002
Recommendations Warn Against Opening Cabin Doors While Airplanes Are Pressurized
September-October 2002
Reports Show Difficulty of Responding to In-flight Psychiatric Emergencies
July-August 2002
Study of Airline’s Flight Attendants Finds More Than Half of Injuries Affect Muscles and Bones in Back, Neck, Shoulders
May-June 2002
Report Recommends Jumping Onto Evacuation Slide as Best Egress Method for Adults Carrying Infants and Young Children
March-April 2002
Consistent Use of ‘Silent Review’ Supports Quick, Correct Actions
January-February 2002
Cabin-air Contamination Briefly Incapacitates Crew

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November-December 2001
Enhanced Emergency Medical Kits Increase In-flight Care Options
September-October 2001
Remaining Seated During Taxi, With Restraints Fastened, Encourages Safety Focus, Prevents Crewmember Injury
July-August 2001
Current Procedures Maintain Safety During Medical Use of Oxygen
May-June 2001
Many Passengers in Exit Seats Benefit From Additional Briefings
March-April 2001
Timely Detection, Response Improve Outcomes of In-flight Fire Fighting
January-February 2001
Strategies Target Turbulence-related Injuries To Flight Attendants and Passengers

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