Proposed Cabin Safety Research Program (Transport Category Airplanes).
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION RESEARCH
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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 FAAJAATCA 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 eventsconditions 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 accidentincident information data bankbase.
- Transport Aircraft
- Safety Engineering
- Life Support Systems