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Aviation: Safety

Department for Transport written question – answered on 21st December 2017.

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Photo of Lord Storey Lord Storey Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Education)

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the brace position that forms part of passenger airline safety instructions is a Government approved safety procedure.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The requirement to carry out a safety briefing is contained in Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 (the Air Ops Regulation).

The associated European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Guidance Material states that the operator should consider including the brace position in its safety material.

As this is Guidance Material it is not legally enforceable, but we would certainly consider it to be good practice.

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