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Which planes have airbags?
An aeroplane evacuation slide

Having an airbag fitted on the seat you're in could help you survive the impact in a plane crash. But not many airlines have airbags on board. Below is a list of airlines that have airbags on selected seats on some of their planes. We've listed the commercial and regional companies - there are also some smaller companies that have airbags for pilot and co-pilot.

Information provided by Tom Barth, AmSafe Inc. It is accurate on 3 October 2006. The BBC is not responsible for content on external sites.
Airline Aircraft Type
Air Atlantic BAE J41
Air Canada A319-112, A320-214, A321-211, A340-500, 767, A330, A340
Air Nostrum CRJ900
Atlantic Coast Airlines BAE J41
Atlas Air CRJ700
Cathay Pacific/ILFC A340-600
Air New Zealand 747-400, 777-200ER
Virgin Atlantic Airways 747-400, A340-600, A340-300
Cyprus Airways A330-200
Emirates A340-500
Antonov AN-148
Iberia A340-600
Kenya Airways 777-200ER
ILFC/Airbus A340-600
Lufthansa City Line CRJ700
Maersk/Duo Air CRJ700
Manx Airlines BAE J41
Origin Pacific Airways BAE J41
Shandong Airlines CRJ700
South African Airlink BAE J41
South African Airways A340-600
Sun Air BAE J41
Trans States Airlines BAE J41

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