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Thermal Containment Bags (TCB) and Luggage Stowage

Date: October 31, 2017

Recently, there have been inquiries as to what is allowed to be stowed in the overhead bin where the Thermal Containment Bag (TCB) is located. The TCB is housed by a stowage bracket designed to withstand the weight of items placed on top of it, up to the certified weight limit of the bin.  


Stowage of passenger belongings is allowed; however, nothing can be obstructing the opening to the (TCB). FAR 121.309 requires that all emergency equipment must be clearly identifiable and readily accessible to the crew. 

For additional information, contact your Local Council Safety Committee. 

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