1962-01-01

Design and Testing of Passenger Seats for Crash Survival 620443

This paper defines a survivable crash and then describes the typical passenger seat available at the beginning of the jet age. The ground rules established at General Dynamics/Convair for the passenger seat to be used in the 880 and 990 series of aircraft are enumerated. The static and dynamic testing of these seats is outlined, and the future direction of seat design and testing is speculated upon.

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