Method to Evaluate Aircraft Passenger Seats for the Test Requirements of 14CFR part 25 Appendix F, Parts IV & V
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) provides an approach for determining which parts on aircraft seats are non-traditional, large, non-metallic panels that need to meet the test requirements of 14CFR Part 25 Appendix F, Parts IV & V.
Rationale: Commencing in 2007, regulatory agencies began issuing rulemaking related to heat release and smoke density (via special conditions) for seats on various model airplanes with non-traditional, large, non-metallic panels that would affect survivability during a post-crash fire. A common criterion for determining which panels on the seat must be evaluated and then substantiated to these requirements is needed.
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