What safety features and equipment protect the pilots (not, protect the plane) in the cockpit on a Airbus A380? For example I know they have life jackets: but I wonder what else?

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    $\begingroup$ Hello and welcome to Aviation.SE. To me it is unclear what you are after. Are after features of the pilots or features of the cockpit? Either way, the question is likely tooo broad. $\endgroup$
    – DeltaLima
    Jan 8, 2017 at 17:41
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    $\begingroup$ Entire books can (and indeed, have) been written on this subject. Everything in a cockpit is a safety feature, depending on your definition. You should narrow down your question significantly. $\endgroup$ Jan 8, 2017 at 19:33
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    $\begingroup$ 1) The controls 2) The instruments 3) Maps manuals and handbooks, 4) Each other. Now if you want a more detailed answer, you are going to have to ask something more precise :) $\endgroup$
    – Ben
    Jan 9, 2017 at 1:33
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    $\begingroup$ The two pilots, because if they don't safely use the features it isn't very safe is it? $\endgroup$
    – Ron Beyer
    Jan 9, 2017 at 3:30
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    $\begingroup$ @mins I think the OP is looking for seat belt, oxygen mask; and possibly fire extinguisher, locked door, first aid kit, emergency exits, ... $\endgroup$
    – ChrisW
    Jan 9, 2017 at 20:22

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I think Saftey guy asks about features like the escape hatch from the 747. Probably there is something similiar on the A380:
A380-800 Cockpit Lufthansa

I think that I can read the label Escape Rope on the cover of at the top right. You can look around inside the cockpit here.

  • $\begingroup$ According to smartcockpit.com/docs/A380_Briefing_For_Pilots_Part%202.pdf the hatch in your picture leads to the main avionics bay. Said bay is also apparently accessible from outside the aircraft and from the forward cargo hold. The document in question doesn't make it clear if those accesses can be opened from inside the bay or not. $\endgroup$ Dec 15, 2023 at 19:22

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