Performance Standard for Seat Furnishings in Transport Aircraft
Seat furnishings are installed around seats and are intended to enhance passenger privacy and comfort. They may have provisions for additional occupants to be seated when the aircraft is in-flight, but would not be occupied during taxi, take-off, and landing (TTL).
This Aerospace Standard (AS) establishes the minimum design, performance and qualification requirements for seat furnishings with and without upper attachments (see Figures 1 and 2) to be installed in large transport category airplanes. This standard excludes seat furnishing designs that are directly attached to the seat assembly, for which AS8049 is the applicable standard.
Integrated items (desk tops, cabinets, shelves, stowage areas, closeouts, dividers, etc.) connected to seat furnishings shall comply with the requirements of this AS as part of the seat furnishings.
Seat furnishings are installed on Transport Category aircraft. This Aerospace Standard provides design, qualification, and performance requirements with associated pass/fail criteria for seat furniture installation in Part 25 aircraft.
Business and general aviation aircraft
Seats and seating
Finite element analysis
Also known as: SAE AS 6960
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