Airbus Evacuation procedures
Exits: 6 Type A passenger doors, 2 Type 1 emergency exits (except HLJ/K LAA-LAB), one avionics bay door and 2 cockpit sliding windows, with
ropes, are fitted.
All doors are monitored by the Door and Slide Control System. Each passenger door is fitted with 2 mechanical locking indicators, one white
warning pyramid to indicate slide ARMED and one red Cabin residual pressure indicator. If opened from the outside, slides are disarmed.
Handles are FORWARD to be locked.
In emergency, all doors open with power assistance.
To open in emergency: Check outside, Check in AUTO, Open door, Jump and slide!
Passenger doors have dual lane sliderafts. Emergency exits have single lane slides.
Doors and Slides Control System
Consists of proximity switches on doors, PSCU, a pressure switch and an autonomous standby power supply. Provides and on-door Slide Armed
white indicator and a red triangular Cabin Pressure indicator.
Smoke/Fumes Removal - QRH 1.12
If the smell is orange peel, it's carcinogenic!
Ditching - QRH 1.29
Sliderafts are at all doors. Normally two steps are required to release the slideraft from the aircraft: 1) Pull the disconnect handle, 2) Cut the
mooring line with the knife or use the quick disconnect.
Radio locator beacons are NOT in the sliderafts (48 hours duration, water activated), but in the o'head lockers by the L1 & L4 doors. Newer aircraft
have an ELT built in to the airframe, above the ceiling panels about 12ft forward of the R4 door.
The sliderafts at doors #1 and #4 carry 65 persons with a 20% overload capacity. The slideraft at doors #2 carry 55 persons with a 20% overload
capacity. HLJ/K LAA-AB have Type A doors at #3 with sliderafts carrying 50 persons with a 20% overload capacity.
Aim for 11° pitch and minimum vertical speed.
30 seconds before touchdown, PNF orders "BRACE, BRACE" or flashes seat-belts signs 6 times or more.
Capt Evacuation drills -3.02.90 p1
FIRE Type of Extinguisher
Class A Solids Water - BCF -
Class B Liquids BCF
Class C Electrical BCF
Oxygen - ECAM CKPT OXY is white turning amber <400psi while the pressure indication is GRN >400psi, AMB <400psi (A330E < 300) and amber
half framed <1500psi (A330E 1000). REGUL LO PR occurs at <50psi on the low pressure circuit. ECAM PAX OXY is GRN >1200psi,
pulses between 200 and 1200psi and is AMB below 200psi and amber half framed <1600psi. REGUL LO PR for the pax oxygen occurs
when 1) low pressure is detected or the low pressure switch fails, 2) one system shut off valve is not fully closed and the system has not
been activated, 3) one main supply line shut off valves is not fully open and the system has not been activated or 4) both main supply
line shut off valves are closed when the system is active. The duration of use could vary between 8.5mins and 15mins depending on
Oxygen masks auto deploy when cabin pressure >14kft with 3 language continuous safety PA. PA can be stopped by pressing overhead
panel OXYGEN TMR RESET pb [1.35.30 p4].
Doctor's kit - one kit is provided and situated in the coat closet forward of the loo aft of the R2 door. The Capt must be informed before its use
(Vol 1 2-4-2). It can only be released by the ISM to a qualified person. After use, it must be re-sealed. Use of DOLGESIC: directions are
attached to the drug packet. Operating crew may not use Dolgesic. The use of both the doctor’s kit and any first aid kit must be reported
in the CAR. The AED is in the overhead bin aft of R2.
Nearest items - Torch By your left hand
Lifejacket Back of your seat
BCF extinguisher Bulkhead behind Captain
PBE Bulkhead behind Captain and cloak room
Oxygen bottle Bulkhead beside crew seat in front of L1 door
Megaphone Cupboard in cabin wall forward of L1 door
Key to cockpit door ditto, in small pouch
First Aid kit Aft of L1
Handcuffs At ISM's computer console at L2
Panadol Top drawer of stack just forward of 1st class wardrobe
c:\…\52DOORS.doc - created: 30 May 1994 - last saved: 9 August 2012