ICAO Requirements related to Cabin Safety


ICAO Annexes contain Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) adopted by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization as the minimum Standards applicable to international civil aviation. The Annexes below comprise SARPs related to cabin safety.

Annex 6Operation of Aircraft, Part I — International Commercial Air Transport — Aeroplanes presents Standards and Recommended Practices related to: 


check-mark.jpgThe operator’s in-flight procedures

check-mark.jpgPassenger safety

check-mark.jpgCarry-on baggage

check-mark.jpgThe minimum number of cabin crew required for each type of aeroplane

check-mark.jpgThe assignment of cabin crew members’ emergency duties

check-mark.jpgCabin crew at emergency evacuation stations

check-mark.jpgThe protection of cabin crew during flight

check-mark.jpgCabin crew training programmes

check-mark.jpgEquipment required on board aeroplanes

check-mark.jpgCabin crew members’ fatigue management

check-mark.jpgSecurity-related procedures and security training programmes (for the prevention of illicit acts

     against civil aviation)


Annex 8Airworthiness of Aircraft presents Standards and Recommended Practices related to:


check-mark.jpgDesign and manufacturing of the aircraft cabin and the protection of its occupants

check-mark.jpgSystems design features

check-mark.jpgThe operating environment and human factors, including ergonomics

check-mark.jpgCrashworthiness and cabin safety, including: 

check-mark.jpgDesign emergency landing loads
check-mark.jpgCabin fire protection
check-mark.jpgLighting and marking
check-mark.jpgSurvival equipment
check-mark.jpgSecurity-related design aspects of the cabin

Guidance material on airworthiness, including certification and surveillance can be found in the following documents:


Airworthiness Manual (Doc 9760) and Manual of Procedures for Operations Inspection, Certification and Continued Surveillance (Doc 8335).

Annex 13 — Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation presents Standards and Recommended Practices related to:
check-mark.jpgThe organization and conduct of an investigation
check-mark.jpgInvesting accidents, including turbulence-related occurrences resulting in serious injury
check-mark.jpgExamples of serious incidents that should be investigated, including those related to cabin safety
Guidance material on the investigation of aircraft accidents and incidents,including cabin safety aspects can be found in the following document:
Doc 9756 Manual of Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation.
Annex 18 The Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air and the ICAO Doc 9284 Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air present Standards and Recommended Practices related to:
check-mark.jpgThe classification of dangerous goods
check-mark.jpg The limitation on the transport of dangerous goods by air
check-mark.jpgLabelling and marking
check-mark.jpgThe operator’s responsibilities
check-mark.jpgInformation and instructions to flight crew members
check-mark.jpgInformation to passengers
check-mark.jpgThe establishment of dangerous goods training for cabin crew members
To obtain copies of these documents, please visit: http://store1.icao.int


 Annex 19 — Safety Management presents SMS requirements applicable to operators of aeroplanes authorized to conduct international commercial air transport in accordance with Annex 6 Part I.

Safety Management Manual (Doc 9859) presents guidance on SMS and developing SMS training.






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