Are there any (passenger) aircraft models with airbags for seats?

I had never heard of it but was watching a film where a Virgin Atlantic engineer mentions it for their business class and premium economy seats in the Dreamliner ( circa 2015)

Wondering if this is true and which other aircraft have this feature. Is this a premium class perk? Or is there something about the business seats that demands airbags.

PS. Is it easily visible if a aircraft seat has air bag protection?

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    $\begingroup$ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airplane_airbags $\endgroup$ Jul 3, 2022 at 19:27
  • $\begingroup$ How much protection and in what situations would that really help during the crash itself and not hinder the post-crash evacuation? $\endgroup$
    – FreeMan
    Jul 7, 2022 at 15:01

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I saw one on Cathay Pacific A330 for sure. Not sure about other airline or fleet. It is on economy class and easily visible. It is a large piece of equipment on seat belt and clearly label as such.


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