Aircraft Cabin Air Flow
Section 326 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (PDF) requires FAA to provide access to educational materials enhancing air carrier training on how to react to smoke or fumes on flights. On March 1, 2021, the FAA Flight Standards Service published an Information for Operators (InFO) (PDF) informing stakeholders of this site, recommending they consider incorporating such content and reporting procedures into crewmember and Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) training. The FAA has also commissioned a multi-year research study on cabin air quality as directed by Congress. Access the resources below for information applicable to Crewmembers (Pilots and Flight Attendants) and AMTs.
- Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS)
- InFO 16009 (PDF) — Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 121, §121.703 "Service Difficulty Reports (SDR)"
- SAFO 18003 (PDF) — Procedures for Addressing Odors, Smoke and/or Fumes in Flight
- Airliner Cabin Environment Research
- Advisory Circular 25-9A — Smoke Detection, Penetration, and Evacuation Tests and Related Flight Manual Emergency Procedures
- Aircraft Cabin Bleed Air Contaminants: A Review — Abstract, Full Text (PDF)
- NASA AMES Research Center: Do You Smell Smoke? Issues in the Design and Content of Checklists for Smoke, Fire, and Fumes (PDF)
- Airlines for America ATA Specification #126, Recommended Practices for Addressing Cabin Air Quality Events Note: Cabin Air Quality Event Reporting Form (Appendix C)
- International Air Transport Association (IATA) Cir 344-AN/202 Guidelines on Education, Training and Reporting Practices related to Fume Events
- Royal Aeronautical Society Smoke, Fire and Fumes in Transport Aircraft, Part 1: Reference (PDF)
- Royal Aeronautical Society Smoke, Fire and Fumes in Transport Aircraft, Part 2: Training (PDF)
- Skybrary (2019) Fire, Smoke and Fumes