Our website uses cookies

Cookies help us to understand how you use our website so that we can provide you with the best experience when you are on our site. To find out more, read our privacy policy and cookie policy.

Manage cookies

Please review and manage the Cookie settings below. Apart from 'Strictly necessary cookies', you can change other cookie settings if present, at any time by clicking the 'Cookie Settings' link in the footer of the page.

  1. Strictly necessary cookies:
    Necessary for enabling core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. This cannot be turned off.

IE10 and below are not supported.

Contact us for any help on browser support

Car Seats on Planes

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

Consultation has concluded

Transport Canada is conducting a review to consider the risks and benefits of making child restraint systems (car seats) mandatory on board commercial flights for children under two years.

Seats and lap belts on board today’s commercial aircraft are not well suited to safely restrain infants or children under a certain weight and/or height. Children under two years may be held in an adult’s arms during a flight; however, parents and caregivers may choose to restrain them in a car seat or other child restraint systems designed for use on board an aircraft. Although not mandatory, the use of car seats on aircraft has been permitted in Canada since 1990.

We would like to hear your thoughts on car seats and other child restraint systems on board aircraft for children under two years. Your input will help inform the department’s policy direction. Please read our background document and have your say. There are two ways to participate:

  • Send a formal written submission via the “Submissions” tab, by April 30th, 2018;
  • Participate in our discussion forum via the “Have Your Say” tab. The forum will be open until April 30th, 2018.

To participate, please click "register" at the top of the page or sign in.

Transport Canada is conducting a review to consider the risks and benefits of making child restraint systems (car seats) mandatory on board commercial flights for children under two years.

Seats and lap belts on board today’s commercial aircraft are not well suited to safely restrain infants or children under a certain weight and/or height. Children under two years may be held in an adult’s arms during a flight; however, parents and caregivers may choose to restrain them in a car seat or other child restraint systems designed for use on board an aircraft. Although not mandatory, the use of car seats on aircraft has been permitted in Canada since 1990.

We would like to hear your thoughts on car seats and other child restraint systems on board aircraft for children under two years. Your input will help inform the department’s policy direction. Please read our background document and have your say. There are two ways to participate:

  • Send a formal written submission via the “Submissions” tab, by April 30th, 2018;
  • Participate in our discussion forum via the “Have Your Say” tab. The forum will be open until April 30th, 2018.

To participate, please click "register" at the top of the page or sign in.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
Discussions: All (2) Open (2)