Sec. 23.805 - Flightcrew emergency exits.
For airplanes where the proximity of the
passenger emergency exits to the flightcrew area does not offer a
convenient and readily accessible means of evacuation for the flightcrew,
the following apply:
(a) There must be either one emergency
exit on each side of the airplane, or a top hatch emergency exit, in the
(b) Each emergency exit must be located
to allow rapid evacuation of the crew and have a size and shape of at
least a 19- by 20-inch unobstructed rectangular opening; and
(c) For each emergency exit that is not
less than six feet from the ground, an assisting means must be provided.
The assisting means may be a rope or any other means demonstrated to be
suitable for the purpose. If the assisting means is a rope, or an approved
device equivalent to a rope, it must be --
(1) Attached to the fuselage structure
at or above the top of the emergency exit opening or, for a device at a
pilot's emergency exit window, at another approved location if the stowed
device, or its attachment, would reduce the pilot's view; and
(2) Able (with its attachment) to
withstand a 400-pound static load.
[Doc. No. 26324, 59 FR 25773, May 17, 1994]