ENGINEERING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PLAN AIRCRAFT CRASHWORTHINESS

The Aircraft Crashworthiness Program Plan is designed to reduce or prevent aircraft occupants from incurring serious or fatal injuries in a 'survivable' crash impact accident by incorporating crashworthy design features into the initial stages of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft development. It describes a 5-year development program for both airplanes and rotorcraft. It identifies five major subprogram areas for study and analysis to accomplish the program's goals: (1) Airframes; (2) Cabin safety; (3) Fuel system protection; (4) Emergency evacuation system; and (5) Standards, criteria, and procedures. The plan emphasizes use of available background data; development of analytical techniques; validation of analytical techniques; validation of data to determine feasibility/acceptability; and transmittal of appropriate data for consideration as the basis for regulation, standards, etc. The Federal Aviation Administration groups, other Government agencies/departments and industry organizations participating in this effort are identified. Program schedule with milestones is presented. Program management and funding requirements are also identified.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Airport Technology Research and Development Branch
    Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Authors:
    • Caiafa, C A
    • Neri, L M
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 54 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326336
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-CT-80-166, FAA-ED-18-6
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 30 2003 12:00AM