Jazz Airline Removes Life Vests To Save Weight, Fuel

10/04/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Jonathan Kennedy Clusterstock, AP

An official with Air Canada's regional carrier Jazz says the airline is removing life vests from all its planes to save weight and fuel.

Jazz spokeswoman Manon Stuart said Thursday that Transport Canada regulations allow airlines to use flotation devices instead of life vests, provided the planes remain within 50 miles of shore.

Stuart says Jazz is a transcontinental carrier that doesn't fly over the ocean.