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Research into passenger seat belt compliance

Issue number: AO-2008-070-SI-10
Who it affects: All aircraft passengers
Issue owner: All high capacity operators
Operation affected: Aviation: Air transport
Background: Investigation Report AO-2008-070
Date: 19 December 2011

Safety issue description

There has been very little research conducted into the factors influencing passengers’ use of seat belts when the seat-belt sign is not illuminated, and the effectiveness of different techniques to increase the use of seat belts.

Current issue status: Not addressed
Status justification:

No safety action was advised by any of the organisations associated with the investigation.

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Last update 11 February 2014