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Date of Award

11-1999

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Aeronautical Science

Department

Applied Aviation Sciences

Committee Chair

Dr. Charles Richardson

Committee Member

Dr. John A. Wise

Committee Member

Mr. Donald Hunt

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of integrated safety seat for children and infants onboard commercial aircraft. The researcher collected and analyzed data on the subject of safety seats for children and infants onboard commercial aircraft. The 115 participants for this study were randomly selected from the population of parents boarding commercial aircraft with infants and/or children. The research method used was descriptive and also compared the integrated safety seats for infants and children in automobiles to commercial aircraft. The survey examined whether or not parents were interested and willing to pay for an integrated safety seat, if available to them. Eighty-six percent were interested in paying for a seat designed for their children/infants. Appropriate recommendations were made, to address safety issues involving infants and children.

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