British Airways Flight Safety

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As one of the world's largest commercial airlines, British Airways promotes itself as an aviation-industry leader in flight safety and security, claiming to work diligently with regulatory bodies worldwide to continuously monitor its safety procedures.

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Spending more than £91 million per year on safety and security, according to its website, British Airways' touts its procedures, from strictly screening ground and flight staff prior to employment, to closely monitoring all in-flight activities with closed-circuit televisions.


British Airways offers flight-safety awareness training to the public via a simulated flight-emergency scenario that covers procedures for emergency landings, landing on water, cabin evacuation and cabin decompression.


British Airways urges passengers to pay attention to the in-flight safety demonstration, read the safety instruction card in the seat pocket, and locate the nearest emergency exits and life jackets.

Crew Training

Flight and cabin crew training uses the latest simulation technologies to facilitate training in fire and smoke control, wet drills, slide descents and door operations. According to British Airways, many other airline crews use its state-of-the-art training facilities.


Since 1970, the airline has experienced six significant in-flight occurrences, reports hijacking, a midair collision, two engine failures, a lightning strike and a landing short of the runway--as of May 2010.

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