1. Cabin crew alert and preparation:
In this step, flight attendants are informed about the emergency situation, and they prepare themselves to assist passengers during the crisis.
2. Seatbelt signs and announcements:
The pilot turns on the seatbelt sign to ensure all passengers are securely seated, followed by instructing them through announcements.
3. Oxygen mask deployment:
Passengers are advised to put on their oxygen masks when cabin pressure drops, ensuring they can breathe comfortably during an emergency.
4. Engine failure procedures:
The checklist provides instructions on how to handle engine failures, including troubleshooting and possible corrective actions.
5. Fire detection and extinguishing systems:
Procedures for detecting and combating fires on board are outlined, with guidance on which extinguishing agents to use.
6. Emergency landing preparation:
The checklist details the steps required to prepare the aircraft and passengers for an emergency landing, such as configuring landing gear and flaps.
7. Evacuation procedures:
This section covers the orderly evacuation of passengers and crew members, including the use of emergency slides and life rafts.
8. Communication protocols:
It specifies communication procedures both within the aircraft and with air traffic control or other authorities, ensuring timely information exchange.
9. Passenger briefings:
Flight attendants are guided on how to brief passengers on emergency procedures, including brace positions and evacuation routes.
10. Medical emergencies management:
The checklist includes steps to follow when dealing with in-flight medical emergencies, including contacting medical professionals on the ground if necessary.