This document covers the general recommendations for cabin lighting in order to provide satisfactory illumination for, but not limited to:
a. Boarding and deplaning
b. Movement about the cabin
d. Use of lavatories
e. Use of work areas
f. Exiting under emergency conditions
g. Using stowage compartments, coat rooms, and closets
h. Using interior stairways and elevators (lifts)
Rationale: The purpose of this AIR is to establish engineering reference criteria and recommended minimum light levels on all passenger aircraft. This document provides the aircraft designer, architect, industrial designer, and electrical engineer with design criteria to properly illuminate aircraft cabin interior and has been revised to remain current to industry advancements.
Also known as: SAE AIR 512
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