1988-10-01

Results of the AIA/ATA/FAA Dynamic Seat Testing Program 881375

Dynamic tests were conducted in 1986 with airline passenger triple-seat assemblies. The goal was to gain experience in testing methods and gather data on airline seat performance in the dynamic environment of an emergency landing. The test series investigated acceleration levels, impact velocity, longitudinal and vertical impacts, multiple-row effects, and floor deformation. The test conditions remained below the point of total seat assembly failure so that the performance of the seat assemblies could be evaluated for structural integrity, reaction loads of the seat legs with the floor structure, and the loads experienced by the instrumented dummy occupant.

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