Why Don’t Passenger Planes Have Parachutes For Everyone

(Last Updated On: January 1, 2015)


A number of times we have heard of plane crashes and am sure many people ask themselves why don’t planes just get a parachute for everyone. It is possible to get one for everyone but the disadvantages are more than advantages.

One, passenger airplanes are not designed that 200 untrained passengers can just jump out of the plane quickly and safely whenever an emergency arises. Two, these parachutes are very heavy and would results in spending of billions of dollars in fuel which is unnecessary since air travel is the safest means of transport we have currently. Very few planes crash in just a single year and they always do a lot to improve on them.