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Aircraft and Travel

QUESTION:

I'm flying overseas is my seat approved for airline use?

ANSWER:

Car seats are not approved for airline use but do comply. Please contact our office on 1300 303 330 for an aircraft compliance letter. Ultimately it is up to the airline if they allow the seat on board.


QUESTION:

Can I use my car restraint overseas?

ANSWER:

No, every country has different Standards and the Australian Standards would not comply.


QUESTION:

I have purchased a Britax child restraint overseas and have brought it to Australia, can I use it?

ANSWER:

Britax seats are made to other overseas standards and not to the joint Australian/New Zealand standard. The traffic rules in all states required child restraints to comply with the Australian Standard AS/NZS1754 and in some states required certification (the 5 tick mark used on all Australian seats). Using an International restraint that doesn’t comply with AS/NZS1754 is illegal. Thus there is the possibility that you could be booked for a traffic violation or in the case of a crash an Insurance company may consider that the Child restraint invalidates the insurance policy and you may be held liable for the death or injury of your child.


QUESTION:

Can I rearward face my seat on an airline?

ANSWER:

Certain child restraints within our range meet the standards for use in aircraft as recommend by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia and the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand and are suitable for forward facing use. To view our range of Aircraft Compatible car seats for domestic flights visit: Aircraft Compatible Child Car Seats.