UK-based Gama Engineering Ltd, a division of the Gama Group, has
produced the world's first child's seat certificated for take-offs
and landings on most business jet configurations.
The new seat is already in service with long haul airlines
Virgin Atlantic and Cathay Pacific and it is anticipated that it
will be well received by those looking to ensure the comfort and
safety of younger passengers flying on executive aircraft.
Designed to enhance the in-flight experience (for both toddlers
and their parents), children no longer have to sit on parents laps,
ensuring a more relaxed, less stressful and safer travelling
experience. The Gama Infant Safety Seat, has been designed to fit
seamlessly with all the new aircraft seat design trends and can be
tailored to individual aircraft owners and operators bespoke
The seat is compliant with the requirements of TSO-C100b and is
approved for installation under EASA STC's for carriage on all
commercial Airbus and Boeing aircraft. In addition it is now
available for a wide range of corporate jet operators, including
aircraft manufactured by Bombardier, Dassault and Gulfstream.
This announcement follows a new child flight safety awareness
campaign launched by the FAA.
"Millions of people will take to the skies this summer, and we
are doing everything we can to keep air travelers as safe as
possible," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in a press
release. "We want to make sure parents and caregivers have the best
information to keep their children safe when they travel."
As part of the campaign the FAA has introduced a new Flying with
Children website that provides parents with tips and video
tutorials on the proper child safety procedures to follow while
flying this summer.
"The safest place for a child under two on an airplane is in a
child safety seat, not on a parent's lap. Whenever possible,
parents should travel with a safety seat for use before, during and
after a plane ride," said Robert W. Block, president, American
Academy of Pediatrics.
Find out more about our Infant Safety Seat or download our pdf brochure.