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Performance Standard for Seats in Civil Rotorcraft, Transport Aircraft, and General Aviation Aircraft
- Aerospace Standard
Published November 02, 2020 by SAE International in United States
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This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) defines minimum performance standards, qualification requirements, and minimum documentation requirements for passenger and crew seats in civil rotorcraft, transport aircraft, and general aviation aircraft. The goal is to achieve comfort, durability, and occupant protection under normal operational loads and to define test and evaluation criteria to demonstrate occupant protection when a seat/occupant/restraint system is subjected to statically applied ultimate loads and to dynamic impact test conditions set forth in Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 23, 25, 27, or 29 (as applicable to the seat type, see Table 1).
Guidance for test procedures, measurements, equipment, and interpretation of results is also presented to promote uniform techniques and to achieve acceptable data.
While this document addresses system performance, responsibility for the seating system is divided between the seat supplier and the installation applicant. The seat supplier's responsibility consists of meeting all the seat system performance requirements and obtaining and supplying to the installation applicant all the data prescribed by this document. The installation applicant has the ultimate system responsibility in assuring that all requirements for safe seat installation have been met.
This Aerospace Standard requires modifications, clarifications, and additions to address current industry standards for aircraft and rotorcraft seats, including consideration of current regulatory standards and guidance applicable to these seats as an industry standard.
Data Sets - Support Documents
|Table 1||Seat type categories|
|Table 4A||Ultimate load factors and occupant weight|
|Table 4B||Casting inspection/test requirements for type A-T seats|
|Table 4C||Casting inspection/test requirements for all type B and type C seats|
|Table 5||Static resultant load application points|
|Table 6||Definition of t and t in HIC equation|
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
|1999-01-1609||A Lumbar Spine Modification to the Hybrid III ATD For Aircraft Seat Tests|
|ARP5482||Photometric Data Acquisition Procedures for Impact Test|
|ARP5526||Aircraft Seat Design Guidance and Clarifications|
|AS8049/1||Performance Standards for Single-Occupant, Side-Facing Seats in Civil Rotorcraft, Transport Aircraft, and General Aviation Aircraft|
|DOT/FAA/AR-00/12||This document is not part of the subscrption.|
|FAA 23-2A||This document is not part of the subscrption.|
|FAA 25.853-1||This document is not part of the subscrption.|
|FAA ANM-115-07-002||This document is not part of the subscrption.|
|FAA PS-ANM-25.853.01||This document is not part of the subscrption.|
|J1733_201811||Sign Convention for Vehicle Crash Testing|
|J211/1_202208||Instrumentation for Impact Test, Part 1 - Electronic Instrumentation|
|J211/2_202204||Instrumentation for Impact Test—Part 2: Photographic Instrumentation|
|J826_201511||Devices for Use in Defining and Measuring Vehicle Seating Accommodation|
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