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AC 20-146A - Methodology for Dynamic Seat Certification by Analysis for Use in Parts 23, 25, 27, and 29 Airplanes and Rotorcraft

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20-146A - Methodology for Dynamic Seat Certification by Analysis for Use in Parts 23, 25, 27, and 29 Airplanes and Rotorcraft

Date Issued
June 29, 2018
Responsible Office
AIR-600,  Policy & Innovation Division
Description

This advisory circular (AC) sets forth an acceptable means, but not the only means, for demonstrating compliance with title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR)
§§ 23.562, 25.562, 27.562, and 29.562, as well as Technical Standard Order (TSO) TSO-C127a, and TSO-C127b. This AC includes guidance for certifying seats by computer modeling analysis techniques that are validated by dynamic tests. This AC defines the acceptable applications, limitations, validation processes, and minimum documentation requirements involved when substantiation by computer modeling is used to support a seat certification program.

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