Children under two years are too small to sit alone in a standard airline passenger seat. They must be secured by an approved “child restraint device” on EUairlines.The most common method is the “loop belt” which is attached to the seat belt of adult holding the child on his or her lap. A number of airlines provide the option of using car child seats which are secured to an individual passenger seat.
The German Airline Association (BDF) has published a list of child seats currently accepted by its member airlines. Click here to download the list from the BDF website. EASA welcomes this initiative and encourages all European airlines to provide similar passenger information.
EASA has also certified a dedicated aircraft child seat for specific aircraft types and currently in use by one EU airline.
We encourage the development of new types of aircraft child seats/child restraint systems by aviation equipment manufacturers and welcome new certification applications.
If you want more information about flying with child seats, please inquire about the terms and conditions with your airline or travel office.