Mass transport of children means an organized carriage of a group of children (the number of children in the group exceeds 25) in public air traffic transportation.
According to these regulations, a child is defined as a child aged 5-12 years.
Following conditions shall be met in MTC:
- Each child shall have his/her seat with a built-in-safety seat belt.
- The number of cabin attendants equals the total number of emergency exits in the aircraft.
- Escorts shall be present; the number of escorts (a part of the enlarged cabin crew may be included therein) is determined in such a way that each escort covers two rows of occupied seats.
- Escort shall be acquainted with emergency evacuation procedures according to the programmed determined by the carrier.
- Cabin attendants shall be seated on seats at emergency exits.
- Regarding their age, younger children shall be seated closer to the aisle.
- Flight shall be operated at the level no exceeding 25000 feet and, as a rule, by day, so that the flight commences and ends during daylight.
- When the number of children and their escort is smaller than the number of seats available in the cabin, also other passengers may be accepted.
- Boarding the aircraft, children have precedence over other passengers and they take seats in the front of the cabin.
- When a group of 9 or fewer children is carried, the number of cabin attendants corresponds to the number of cabin crew required for the respective aircraft type.
- When a group consists of 10 to 25 children, two members shall enlarge the cabin crew.
- Children should take seats from the first row onwards after the “C” class. For balance calculation two children for an adult passenger.
- Children should not take seats near emergency exits. When a group consists of more than 25 children, the number of cabin crew equals the total number of emergency exits. Other attendants shall be present when a group consists of more than 25 children.
- In this case, the number of attendants is determined in a way that each attendant control two rows of occupied seats.