Aviation safety issues and actions

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
Transport function: Aviation: Air transport
Background: Investigation Report AO-2008-070
Issue release date: 19 December 2011
Current issue status: Not addressed
Issue status justification:

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

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.

Last update 11 February 2014