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SAE AS8049/1

(R) Performance Standards for Side-Facing Seats in Civil Rotorcraft, Transport Aircraft, and General Aviation Aircraft

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Organization: SAE
Publication Date: 1 December 2016
Status: active
Page Count: 19
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Purpose

This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) defines Minimum Performance Standards (MPS), qualification requirements, and minimum documentation requirements for side-facing 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 side-facing seat/occupant/restraint system is subjected to statically applied ultimate loads and to dynamic test conditions set forth in Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 23, 25, 27, or 29.

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 final responsibility in assuring that all requirements for safe seat installation have been met.

Applicability This document addresses the performance criteria for side-facing seat systems requiring dynamic testing to be used in civil rotorcraft, transport aircraft, and general aviation aircraft. This document applies to seats installed at 90 degrees ± 10 degrees from the longitudinal axis of the aircraft (installation angles between 80 to 100 degrees).

Seat Types This document covers all passenger and crew seats except pilot and copilot seats for use in aircraft type-certified in the following categories shown in Table 1:

In this document, both U.S. customary units (in-pound) and International System of Units (SI) are provided. In all cases, the in-pound units take precedence and the SI (Metric) units provided are approximate and conservative conversions. Those who routinely use SI units in practice may make the conversions more precise.

Document History

SAE AS8049/1
December 1, 2016
(R) Performance Standards for Side-Facing Seats in Civil Rotorcraft, Transport Aircraft, and General Aviation Aircraft
Purpose This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) defines Minimum Performance Standards (MPS), qualification requirements, and minimum documentation requirements for side-facing seats in civil rotorcraft,...
March 1, 2016
(R) Performance Standards for Side-Facing Seats in Civil Rotorcraft, Transport Aircraft, and General Aviation Aircraft
Purpose This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) defines Minimum Performance Standards (MPS), qualification requirements, and minimum documentation requirements for side-facing seats in civil rotorcraft,...
September 1, 2010
Performance Standards for Single-Occupant, Side-Facing Seats in Civil Rotorcraft, Transport Aircraft, and General Aviation Aircraft
Purpose This Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Aerospace Standard (AS) Annex defines Minimum Performance Standards (MPS), qualification requirements, and minimum documentation requirements for...

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