29 March 2018
C/o FYI site:
[FYI request #7469 email]
Dear Mr Homer
OFFICIAL INFORMATION ACT REQUEST
We refer to your request for information under the Official Information Act 1982 (“OIA”)
set out on March 17 2018.
You have requested the following information:
How many times did aircraft squawk 7700 in the period from December 2016 to
We provide the information as follows:
According to the data we hold, it shows nine instances1 of 7700 activations2 in the
period from December 2016 to December 2017.
Airways’ OIA Officer
1 Attributed to pilot activation, either intentionally or unintentionally – see note below.
2 There are various reasons for the ‘7700 activation’ code to be set from inadvertent setting by crews, to staff training
demonstration to actual aircraft indicating an emergency.
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