NASA has underway three major research efforts whose results can be used by designers to directly improve aircraft occupant safety. Reliable warning of imminent turbulence encounters will enable flight crew members to alter flight level or route, or prepare for turbulence transit by reducing airspeed and ensuring passenger restraint by seat belt to prevent occupant injury. Likewise, efforts to prevent the outbreak of fire, to promptly detect and extinguish fires, or to control the rate of fire development, should improve the likelihood of occupant survival in fire-threat situations. Finally, improved efficiency of energy absorbing fuselage structure, and seat and occupant restraint system designs should greatly improve the likelihood of surviving crash impact trauma.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • For Meeting held February 27-March 3, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Enders, J H
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00188593
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780020
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM