(a) Each crew and passenger area must have means for rapid evacuation
in a crash landing, with the landing gear (1) extended and (2) retracted,
considering the possibility of fire.
(b) Passenger entrance, crew, and service doors may be considered as
emergency exits if they meet the requirements of this section and of
§§29.805 through 29.815.
(d) Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this section, the following
categories of rotorcraft must be tested in accordance with the
requirements of appendix D of this part to demonstrate that the maximum
seating capacity, including the crewmembers required by the operating
rules, can be evacuated from the rotorcraft to the ground within 90
(1) Rotorcraft with a seating capacity of more than 44 passengers.
(2) Rotorcraft with all of the following:
(i) Ten or more passengers per passenger exit as determined under
(ii) No main aisle, as described in §29.815, for each row of passenger
(iii) Access to each passenger exit for each passenger by virtue of
design features of seats, such as folding or break-over seat backs or
(e) A combination of analysis and tests may be used to show that the
rotorcraft is capable of being evacuated within 90 seconds under the
conditions specified in §29.803(d) if the Administrator finds that the
combination of analysis and tests will provide data, with respect to the
emergency evacuation capability of the rotorcraft, equivalent to that
which would be obtained by actual demonstration.