This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) applies to survival kits to be carried with life rafts or slide/rafts on transport category airplanes flying extended over-water routes and equipped with approved satellite alerting devices (e.g., 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)), available for deployment after an emergency landing.
The scope of this Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) is to establish the criteria for aircraft installations which shall ensure rapid and effective use of emergency flotation equipment in the event of ditching.
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) identifies the risks and dangers associated with the carriage and use of pyrotechnic signaling devices in transport category aircraft life rafts and slide/rafts, and provides a rationale for allowing the use of alternative non-pyrotechnic devices authorized by FAA/TSO-C168. These devices offer an equivalent level of safety while eliminating flight safety risks, enhancing survivability of aircraft ditching survivors, reducing costs, eliminating dangerous goods transportation and handling issues, and reducing environmental impact of dangerous goods disposal.
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) provides standardized guidelines for the design and identification of slide or slide/raft operating features. Review of the inflatable evacuation and ditching devices in service on the current airline fleet reveals the existence of a wide variety of design and labeling configurations related to the inflation and release of these devices from the aircraft structure. Due to the critical safety nature of these specific operating functions, a common and consistent approach to the design and identification of the inflation and release features is considered warranted. In addition, definition of other features requiring labelling is warranted.
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) establishes Minimum Performance Standards (MPS) for life rafts carried on board aircraft. This document is not intended to specify particular design methods, mechanisms, or equipment to be used to accomplish the objectives established herein.
This Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) establishes criteria for the design and performance of aircraft life raft devices to ensure their rapid and effective use as a flotation device in a water landing. This document is not intended to specify particular design methods, mechanisms, or equipment to be used to accomplish the objectives established herein.
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) provides the minimum design and performance requirements for individual, inflatable life preservers, divided into six categories: “Adult,” “Adult-Child,” “Child,” “Infant-Small Child,” “Adult-Child-Infant-Small Child,” and “Demonstration.”
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) establishes general criteria for the installation (e.g., type, location, accessibility, stowage) and crew member training needed for hand-held fire extinguishers.
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) applies to blankets used for passenger comfort within transport category aircraft cabins. When the term “blanket” is used in this document it refers to all blankets that are provided by the aircraft operator for passenger warmth.
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) provides design criteria and performance tests for portable, handheld, battery-powered, electronic megaphones used by aircraft crew members to provide information and guidance in the event of an aircraft emergency or other non-routine situation.