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The Airliner Cabin Environment and the Health of Passengers and Crew
Carbon monoxide concentrations in excess of 1 part in 20,000 parts of air are considered hazardous. For test purposes, any acceptable carbon monoxide detection method may be used.
Carbon dioxide concentration during flight must be shown not to exceed 0.5 percent by volume (sea level equivalent) in compartments normally occupied by passengers or crew members.
[Doc. No. 5066, 29 FR18291, Dec. 24, 1964, as amended by Amdt. 25–41, 42 FR 36970, July 18, 1977; Amdt. 25–87, 61 FR 28695, June 5, 1996; Amdt. 25–89, 61 FR 63956, Dec. 2, 1996]
CABIN OZONE CONCENTRATION.
The airplane cabin ozone concentration during flight must be shown not to exceed: (1) 0.25 parts per million by volume, sea level equivalent, at any time above flight level 320, and
(2) 0.1 parts per million by volume, sea level equivalent, time-weighted average during any 3-hour interval above flight level 270.
For the purpose of this section, “sea level equivalent” refers to conditions of 25 deg. C and 760 millimeters of mercury pressure.
Compliance with this section must be shown by analysis or tests based on airplane operational procedures and performance limitations, that demonstrate that either (1) the airplane cannot be operated at an altitude which would result in cabin ozone concentrations exceeding the limits prescribed by paragraph (a) of this section; or (2) the airplane ventilation system, including any ozone control equipment, will maintain cabin ozone concentrations at or below the limits prescribed by paragraph (a) of this section.
Pressurized cabins and compartments to be occupied must be equipped to provide a cabin pressure altitude of not more than 8,000 feet at the maximum operating altitude of the airplane under normal operating conditions.