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.
Independent furniture related to seat installations is outside the scope of this document.
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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