This undated photo provided by AmSafe Inc.,shows the deployment of a seat belt airbag that is used in commercial aviation. The airbag belts are also used in smaller planes. An aviation expert says ... more 
This undated photo provided by AmSafe Inc.,shows the deployment of a seat belt airbag that is used in commercial aviation. The airbag belts are also used in smaller planes. An aviation expert says safety equipment like a seat belt airbag for airplanes is a tough sell in an industry that has a good safety record and no money to spend. But they're starting to catch on. Long popular in overseas markets, the airbags are becoming more common among flight training schools like the University of North Dakota and quickly working their way aboard U.S. commercial planes. A new federal rule requires the airbags on some commercial planes, depending on how the seats are configured. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By AmSafe Inc.
Mon, Sep 20, 2010 5:43 AM EDT