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Sunday, 15 January 2017

Updated information on Cathay Pacific

As of January 2017 Cathay Pacific now allow rear facing infant car seats on their aircraft however they are only permitted if the use of such seat will not cause any impact on other passengers’ comfort/interest. So a little better than previously

From their website

Starting from 1st January, 2017, Passenger travelling with a car safety seat must meet the following standards:
For infant under 2 years The car safety seat meeting any one of the following standards is acceptable:
  • European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) ETSO-C100b
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) TSO-C100, TSO-C100a, TSO-C100b, or TSO-C100c
  • European Safety Standard requirements of ECE Regulation 44
  • United States Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard FMVSS 213
  • Australia/New Zealand Standard (AS/NZS) 1754
For infant/child whose reached 2 years and under 3 years The car safety seat is required to have the following characteristics:
  • It has a well-defined shell (e.g. a plastic frame), and if there is a separate shell and under structure, they must be securely attached to each other
  • It is designed for easy and quick securing and removing of a child
  • It has a single-release-type harness that secures a child’s lap, torso and shoulders
  • It has a single-release-type harness designed to prevent easy release by the child occupying the seat
  • It has harness straps that have a minimum width of 1” (25 mm)
  • Any adjusters on the harness straps that are lift-type must be designed to release only when it is lifted to a positive angle, to prevent the child from easily adjusting and loosening the harness straps

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