To reduce the chances that someone might get injured in an aircraft encountering turbulence, FAA and government and industry partners have developed various advisory material. Some of this material also responds to investigative work and safety recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board.

AC 120-88A — Preventing Injuries Caused by Turbulence

A computer simulation shows the effects of turbulence on belted and unbelted occupants and unsecured objects inside an aircraft cabin:

Last updated: Friday, February 5, 2021