Accession Number : ADA301693

Title :   Proposed Cabin Safety Research Program (Transport Category Airplanes).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Hill, Richard

PDF Url : ADA301693

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : Cabin safety presents challenges common to all aviation authorities. Related issues and needed research must be accomplished through a totally integrated program. To enhance their respective research capabilities, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transport Canada Aviation (TCA), the aviation authorities of North America, and the Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA), the aviation authority of Europe, have, as they have been doing in rulemaking, agreed to cooperate in research on transport category airplane cabin safety. The FAA/JAA/TCA Cabin Safety Research Program is the formalization of this agreement. Specifically, the goal of the Cabin Safety Research Program is to provide a mechanism for the coordination of pertinent activities and, as appropriate, the conduct of cooperative, joint, and complementary programs to the benefit of the three authorities. For the purpose of this program, cabin safety is intended to address acute events/conditions which can be dealt with by changes within (or closely associated with) the cabin. Although in-flight issues form an integral part of cabin safety, the primary focus is postcrash survivability, the principal elements of which are structural crashworthiness, fire safety, evacuation, and overwater survival. The formost decision-making tools to identify and assess the potential benefits of needed research (and of past improvements) are a probabilistic risk analysis model and a cabin safety accident/incident information data bank/base.

Descriptors :   *SURVIVAL(GENERAL), *SAFETY, *TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, *CRASHWORTHINESS, *AIRCRAFT CABINS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, RISK, DATA MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, SURVIVABILITY, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, WATER, PROBABILITY, CANADA, AERONAUTICS, BENEFITS, EVACUATION, NORTH AMERICA, CRASHES, ACCIDENTS, FIRE SAFETY.

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
      Safety Engineering
      Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE