This paper briefly traces development of crashworthiness requirements promulgated in pertinent airworthiness standards for general aviation aircraft. Primary emphasis is focused on protection of aircraft occupants in the survivable crash environment. The evolution of government involvement in civil aviation and the FAA role in aviation safety are discussed, as well as the regulatory rulemaking process. A review of past and present crash protection requirements is presented. Pending regulatory action and future goals are mentioned.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for SAE Meeting, 29 March-1 April 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Nelson, R W
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172714
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770485 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM