in Aerospace

RAeS launches passenger safety video

Posted 19 July 2021 · Add Comment

As international travel takes off again, the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) has today launched a video to remind travellers of some key points to bear in mind in the unlikely event of an accident or emergency onboard an aircraft.

This comes on the day that many Covid-related legal restrictions are lifted and crucially on the day when returning double-vaccinated UK travellers from 'Amber List' countries can avoid quarantine: which the RAeS see as a key event in the restart and recovery of UK aviation.
 
The video, which is intended for a public audience, will run on social media and includes reminders of some key points to keep passengers safe including:
 
•    Pay attention to the safety briefing
•    Read the safety card
•    Know where the exits are and how to open them
•    Follow crew instructions: they are there for your safety
•    Leave your bags
•    Leave as quickly as you can
•    Don’t stop to take photos
 
This video is the follow-up to an in-depth report published by the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Flight Operations Group on ‘The emergency evacuation of commercial passenger aeroplanes’. The report analysed data from accidents and incidents and highlighted the need to reinforce some key points with the public in order to protect and enhance flight safety.
 
Sir Brian Burridge FRAeS, Chief Executive of the Royal Aeronautical Society, said: “I hope today represents the beginning of the end of the lengthy downturn we’ve seen in air travel which has been very damaging to the aviation sector as a whole. Quite understandably, many people are desperate to get away on holiday, visit loved ones, or take a long-delayed business trip.
 
“But everyone stepping onto an aeroplane should remember some simple but vitally important points, which could quite literally be a matter of surviving unharmed in the event of an emergency onboard.
 
“I urge all air passengers jetting away in the next few weeks to spend just a couple of minutes watching this short video and to bear its few key messages in mind.”
 

 

 

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Wizz Air and Doncaster Sheffield Airport sign future growth deal

As the UK aviation sector recovers from the devastating impact of the pandemic, Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) and Wizz Air, have strengthened plans for future growth with the signing of a new deal.

SSTL secures ESA InCubed funding to improve data throughput for small EO satellites

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has secured European Space Agency InCubed programme financial and technical support to demonstrate a high throughput, flexible and intelligent payload downlink chain for small Earth

Babcock showcasing innovative tech solutions at AWE 21

Babcock is showcasing the innovative technological solutions needed for an ever changing digital landscape to help drive collective training transformation and improve outcomes at one of the biggest defence events of the year – the

UK and NASA join forces on new mission to study ‘magnetic bubble’ around Sun

The UK Space Agency and NASA have agreed to work together on a mission to observe and map the heliosphere - the area of space surrounding the Sun filled with charged particles known as the solar wind.

Admiral Sir Tony Radakin KCB ADC appointed new Chief of the Defence Staff

Her Majesty the Queen has approved the appointment of Admiral Sir Tony Radakin KCB ADC to take over from General Sir Nicholas Carter GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen as the next Chief of the Defence Staff.

EasyJet launches competition for kids to design zero-emission passenger plane

EasyJet - which became the world’s first major airline to offset the carbon emissions from the fuel used for all its flights in 2019 - is now launching a competition to challenge the brightest young minds to design their vision for future

ODU UK SK0902311221
See us at
RAF Museum BTAdvancedEngin BT2809041121