An emergency egress system for expediting emergency egress of crew members/passengers from an air-conditioned aircraft (four), which includes an air bag (four), an egress door (six), a pressure activated panel frame (six), and a pressure activated weather stripping (eight). The emergency egress system must be installed to comply with applicable regulations for each state. An emergency egress system has two major components: the passenger module (P Modular) and the vehicle mounted system (VMS). The P Modular component is located in the front of the aircraft, while the VMS is located in the rear. This article describes the emergency egress system described in this article.
Emergency exit systems are comprised of a single or series of interior emergency doors (e.g., the Littmann emergency door (which is a retractable section of a normal window), or sliding windows that swing outward). Emergency doors must be tightly sealed to facilitate quick egress. Additionally, emergency systems require window systems that are both compatible with the interior design of the aircraft and are strong enough to withstand high winds. These window systems are referred to as exterior window systems. Some emergency exit systems include a secondary door or sliding door to accompany the emergency doors.
Emergency ejection seat systems are designed to provide passengers with a temporary exit during an emergency evacuation. Typically, emergency ejection seat systems consist of two main components: the push button and the foot pedal. These two components are typically located in the seat area next to the seats in flight. The push button is used to activate the emergency system, while the foot pedal allows the passenger to manually eject themselves from the plane.
In the past, emergency escape systems consisted solely of window systems. Windows were not considered necessary to provide a reliable means of fast and orderly evacuation. In particular, in non-pressurized environments such as commercial flights, window systems often proved inadequate and dangerous. This was due in part to inadequate design and construction. As a result, in the past, emergency passengers had no alternative but to exit the plane via the emergency doors. Additionally, window systems became subject to high winds and depressurization.
This was a significant drawback as it made it difficult for emergency personnel to locate emergency egress points. To remedy this problem, the US Federal Aviation Administration (U FAA) has adopted (and continues to enforce) the “rapid response” method of emergency egress. Under this method, a rapid-response aircraft (usually a helicopter) is deployed into the air, providing assistance to passengers who need to leave the aircraft. The rapid response aircraft then communicates with a trained dispatching authority on the ground. This method of emergency egress permits passengers to leave the aircraft in a safe manner, permitting rescuers to provide assistance when necessary.
Emergency egress systems are designed to minimize the chances that passengers will fall out of their seats during an emergency. Many emergency medical systems include emergency exit windows that allow passengers to leave the aircraft during an emergency. Most other emergency systems, however, do not include emergency exit windows or a mechanism for manually evacuating passengers. Some other systems, such as those that utilize a “jettison” system, utilize special gear and devices to help passengers detach themselves from the aircraft in a safe manner.
A variety of different mechanisms are available to assist emergency personnel in manually evacuating an emergency aircraft. Some systems include a lightweight emergency parachute that deploys itself into the seat pocket of the aircraft upon emergency evacuation. Other systems use emergency exit windows that can be manually operated or are automated. A “jettison” system is another method for manually removing a passenger from an aircraft during an emergency. The jettison system does not require extensive prepayment of time or equipment. It only takes a few seconds to remove a passenger from the aircraft using the jettison system.
The emergency exhaust system is important for passenger safety in an emergency situation. It offers a way for crew members to manually and quickly evacuate the aircraft in an emergency. If an emergency situation were to occur where a crash site was present, emergency personnel may have difficulty determining a safe place to evacuate. If there were no emergency egress systems in place this may result in a potentially long and dangerous evacuation. If an emergency egress system is not included in your aircraft charter, it is important to ask your agent about one before booking your flight.