If you are travelling with an infant and have purchased a separate seat for the infant, the following types of car seats are acceptable onboard:
- Car seats that are approved for use in aircraft by JAA authority, the FAA or Transport Canada (based on a national technical standard); these are marked accordingly.
- Car seats approved for use in motor vehicles and aircraft according to US FMVSS No 213 and are manufactured to these standards on or after February 26, 1985. US approved car seats manufactured after this date must bear the following labels in RED lettering:
“THIS CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM CONFORMS TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD”
“THIS RESTRAINT IS CERTIFIED FOR USE IN MOTOR VEHICLES AND AIRCRAFT”
- The car seat must bear two labels, although typically the text for these two required labels is merged onto one label.
- Car seat approved for use in motor vehicles according to the UN standard ECE R 44, -03 or later series of amendments. The car seat must bear either a label showing approval of a foreign government or a label showing it was manufactured under the standards of the United Nations. The following is an example of the required labelling for a car seat manufactured under the standards of the United Nations (the “E” is consistently used in the label, but the number to the right of the “E” can change because it is the distinguishing number of the country that has granted approval):
- Car seats approved for use in motor vehicles and aircraft according to Canadian CMVSS 213/213.1.
- Car seats qualified for use in aircraft according to the German “Qualification Procedure for Child Restraint Systems for Use in Aircraft“(TÜV Doc.: TÜV/958-01/2001).
- Car seats that bear a label or markings showing FAA approval through a STC. The following is an example:
- The car seat must be clearly marked showing FAA approval under 21.305(d) and bear the label “FAA Approved in Accordance with 14 CFR 21.305(d).” The following is an example: