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Performance Standards for Passenger and Crew Seats in Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Aircraft
- Aerospace Standard
Published October 07, 2022 by SAE International in United States
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) defines qualification requirements, and minimum documentation requirements for forward and aft facing seats in Advanced Air Mobility aircraft. The goal is to achieve occupant protection under normal operational loads and to define test and evaluation criteria to demonstrate occupant protection when the seat is subjected to statically applied ultimate loads and to dynamic test conditions.
While this document addresses system performance, responsibility for the seating system is divided between the seat manufacturer and the installation applicant. The seat manufacturer’s responsibility consists of meeting all the seat system performance requirements. The installation applicant has the ultimate system responsibility in assuring that all requirements for safe seat installation have been met.
This AS is dependent on AS8049D and cannot be used without it. This AS provides revisions to the corresponding sections of AS8049D to incorporate new material specific to AAM aircraft seats. Sections beginning “Modify…” change the current wording of AS8049D by incorporating text applicable to the new seat category. Sections beginning “Add…” incorporate new sections into AS8049D. All other sections of AS8049D are unmodified and are applicable, as appropriate. Test pulse evaluation shall use the method defined in AS8049D, Appendix A.
A new industry segment for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Aircraft is being created. These aircraft are being designed to transport small numbers of passenger for short flights to cater to the air taxi market. Industry standard test requirements and occupant injury criteria that supplement the requirements of AS8049 are required for the seats that will be installed into these aircraft.
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The Aerospace Council of SAE established the Aircraft Seat Committee (SEAT) in 1997 to address technical issues related to the design and/or performance of aircraft seating systems. The seating systems include crew, flight attendants, and passenger seats installed in Civil Rotorcraft, Transport Aircraft, and General Aviation Aircraft.A list of the technical reports developed by the SEAT Committee can be obtained by searching on 'aircraft seat' and selecting 'standards', from the SAE Home Page. SEAT Standards
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