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crashworthiness

The ability of an aircraft structure and components to withstand damage caused in a crash without severely injuring occupants or preventing their escape from a wreckage.
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Caption: Lindley Bark, Crashworthy and Escape Systems Branch head at Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, explains the improvements to the new harness to AWSAN Marcus Douglas.
They must be used with a crashworthy safety restraint (lap and shoulder belt).
According to prime contractor, Bell Helicopter/Textron, of Fort Worth, Texas, new safety features will include additional armor for crew protection, improved crashworthy seating and self-sealing fuel cells that decrease chances of igniting leaking fuel if the aircraft is hit.
Like buckling a safety belt, driving a crashworthy car or wearing a gun, it seemed paranoid sometimes -- right until I needed it.
Harry Robertson and based in Tempe, Arizona, Robertson is the world leader in the design and production of mission-extending, crashworthy, and ballistically self-sealing auxiliary fuel systems for military rotorcraft.
Although it may seem intuitive to make this statement, there are actually many factors to be considered in the design of a crashworthy fuel system.
The acquisition of Fischer, a top supplier of crashworthy civilian crew and passenger seats to helicopter OEMs, is seen to generate significant engineering, manufacturing and marketing synergies, B/E Aerospace explained.
Development of 'crashworthy' structural design capable of absorbing high impact loads in unfortunate case of collision/accidents
For wheelchair users who cannot feasibly transfer, safe transportation requires using after-market equipment to (1) secure the occupied wheelchair facing forward in the vehicle, and (2) provide an effective crashworthy seatbelt for the person in the wheelchair.
"Since accidents or collisions, no matter who was at fault or who caused the accident, are a foreseeable part of the use of vehicles, reasonably designed, properly functioning safety devices or designs may be required to make a vehicle crashworthy."