Why don’t all airplanes have parachutes?
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Why don’t all airplanes have parachutes?
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AOPA Staff Answer
Many aircraft that were developed before airframe parachutes became practical. For those airplanes the modifications required to make a parachute feasible would be impractical.
Modern airplanes are designed from the outset to incorporate the provisions for a parachute where structure and systems are arranged to accommodate the parachute.