Sec. 25.1415 - Ditching equipment.
(a) Ditching equipment used in airplanes
to be certificated for ditching under §25.801, and required by the
operating rules of this chapter, must meet the requirements of this
(b) Each liferaft and each life
preserver must be approved. In addition --
(1) Unless excess rafts of enough
capacity are provided, the buoyancy and seating capacity beyond the rated
capacity of the rafts must accommodate all occupants of the airplane in
the event of a loss of one raft of the largest rated capacity; and
(2) Each raft must have a trailing line,
and must have a static line designed to hold the raft near the airplane
but to release it if the airplane becomes totally submerged.
(c) Approved survival equipment must be
attached to each liferaft.
(d) There must be an approved survival
type emergency locator transmitter for use in one life raft.
(e) For airplanes not certificated for
ditching under §25.801 and not having approved life preservers, there must
be an approved flotation means for each occupant. This means must be
within easy reach of each seated occupant and must be readily removable
from the airplane.
[Doc. No. 5066, 29 FR 18291, Dec. 24, 1964, as
amended by Amdt. 25-29, 36 FR 18722, Sept. 21, 1971; Amdt 25-50, 45 FR
38348, June 9, 1980; Amdt. 25-72, 55 FR 29785, July 20, 1990; Amdt. 25-82,
59 FR 32057, June 21, 1994]