Re: airbag anyone??

Date:         24 Jan 98 14:46:44 
From:         Colleen M Wabiszewski <>
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>Sometime in the past the airliner seats only needed to stand a 3 g
>longitudinal acceleration.  If the seats are popping loose, I am not
>sure how much an airbag will help.  Specs may have tightened in the
>meantime.  Anyone know what current spec is for seat anchor?

The current spec for passenger and crew seats is 16g.  The most recent
previous requirement was for 9g.  The seats may deform, within limits,
but may not depart the seat track.