Accession Number : ADA134525

Title :   Improved Interior Emergency Lighting Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 30 Sep 82-31 May 83,

Corporate Author : MCDONNELL DOUGLAS CORP LONG BEACH CA DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Teal,M

PDF Url : ADA134525

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : This is the final report on the Improved Interior Emergency Lighting Study. The purpose of this study was to formulate a detailed cost analysis of two emergency exit sign concepts or systems in commercial transport aircraft for improved passenger evacuation in dense cabin smoke conditions. Eleven emergency lightning systems were initially identified as possible candidate concepts. Of these, two were selected for a detailed cost analysis. Both selected systems are proposed as supplements to the existing emergency lighting system. Cost estimates were prepared to implement these two concepts during production of new aircraft or during retrofit of existing aircraft. The use of the proposed emergency lighting systems in aircraft evacuation should be demonstrated to ensure that they provide a worthwhile improvement in crash survival. Additional studies and testing should be conducted for lighting systems for which data were not available.

Descriptors :   *Commercial aircraft, *Lighting equipment, *Emergencies, Aircraft cabins, Evacuation, Light sources, Fire safety, Safety equipment, Cost estimates, Cost analysis

Subject Categories : Civilian Aircraft
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE