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Update of Safety Benefits & Tradeoffs Related to Requiring the Use of Child Restraint Systems on Aircraft for Children Less Than Two Years of Age


This paper updates and confirms the FAA’s position that requiring the use of child restraint systems (CRS) in FAR Part 121 operations would result in a significant net increase in total transportation fatalities. This update concludes that requiring the use of CRS would increase total transportation deaths by 72 over 10 years and by 115 deaths over 15 years.

Office of Accident Investigation and Prevention
Federal Aviation Administration,
December 2011

Last updated: Thursday, September 27, 2012