AC 120-47 - SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT FOR USE IN OVERWATER OPERATIONS
Department of Transportation
Initiated by: AFS-220
The purpose of this advisory circular is to provide information regarding the survival items that should be carried during aircraft extended overwater operations. This provides one means, but not the only means, for compliance with the pertinent regulations.2. RELATED FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS (FAR) SECTIONS.
121.339, 121.340, 125.209, and 135.167.3. BACKGROUND.
While the occurrences of water landings in which aircraft occupants depend on overwater equipment for survival are rare, the possibility does exist. Therefore, information about the items which should be included in overwater equipment is important and is provided here. Additional background information and standards are provided in Technical Standards Orders (TSO) C13e, C69a, C70a, C85, and C91a.4. DISCUSSION.
The recommended equipment should meet applicable TSO. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, the following:/s/a. Life preserver for each occupant of the aircraft.
William T. Brennan
Acting Director of Flight Standards
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