CASA publishes advice on the management of carry-on baggage during emergencies

    Australia‘s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) CEO and director of aviation safety Shane Carmody reported (28-Aug-2018) CASA has published advice on the management of carry-on baggage and baggage issues during emergency evacuation. Evidence from aircraft accident investigations shows many passengers attempt to take carry-on baggage with them during an emergency evacuation. CASA stated crew members must be comprehensively trained in all aspects of carry-on baggage compliance. Operators should regularly review data on cabin baggage acquired through their safety management system. This should be used to evaluate current risk mitigation, inform safety promotion that prevents the carriage of overweight carry-on baggage, raises awareness of trending issues and support cabin crew decision making. [more – original PR]