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43-208 - Maintenance of Emergency Evacuations Systems for Aircraft Operating Under Part 121

Date Issued
April 04, 2003
Responsible Office

This advisory circular (AC) provides information and guidance for the maintenance of emergency evacuation systems (EES) used on aircraft operating under the provisions of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 121. Additionally, this AC discusses the responsibilities and means of compliance for the air carrier and persons performing maintenance. EES include components of all aircraft slide-equipped exits affecting the emergency egress function (e.g., slides, slide/rafts, exit doors, exit door or hatch mechanisms, exit door or hatch opening assist mechanisms, tail cone release mechanisms, arm/disarm mechanisms, slide activation mechanisms, electronic slide monitoring systems, and slide-to-airframe attachments).