Data for the Development of Criteria for General Aviation Seat and Restraint System Performance 850851

The General Aviation Safety Panel has developed recommendations for the performance of seating and restraint systems for small aircraft with fewer than 10 passenger seats, and has presented those recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration as part of the “Small Airplane Airworthiness Review Program”. This paper presents the results of dynamic sled tests conducted at the Civil Aeromedical Institute in support of the Panel's work, and discusses the background for injury criteria and other specific parts of the recommendations.


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