In service since 2001, over 150,000 AmSafe Seatbelt Airbag Systems are in service on more than 100 airlines.
AmSafe has designed and refined two types of seatbelt airbags to meet the latest world-wide safety regulations, including the upcoming lumbar load requirement for “Free Flail” seats. AmSafe seatbelt airbag systems meet head impact, neck injury, head rotation, rebound, chest acceleration, neck and back point impact safety requirements. The system is safe for pregnant women, occupants in the brace position, full range of occupants including small children, and can be disabled to secure child seats. The type of seatbelt airbag system utilized is based on the interior configuration and will be custom modified based on the seat design.
Barrier-type seatbelt airbags ((please refer to VIDEO 1 & 2) are used for interior and seat configurations where the strike hazard is extremely close to the occupants head.
Wedge-type seatbelt airbags ((please refer to VIDEO 3 & 4) are used in “Free-Flail” interior or seat configurations. A free-flail condition exists when forward strike hazard is not present or far enough away that the passenger does not contact it during impact. Free-flail seats can result in high lumbar loads resulting in spine injury.
AmSafe structural airbags have been in service since 2012. Thousands of structural airbag systems are installed on aircraft seats around the world. The structural airbag system offers the advantage of being invisible and inaccessible to the passenger. The airbag can be installed in seatbacks, seat structure, partitions, galleys or other aircraft interior structures.
AmSafe has designed and refined our structural airbag systems to meet the latest world-wide safety regulations, including the upcoming lumbar load requirement for “Free Flail” seats. AmSafe structural airbag systems meet head impact, neck injury, head rotation, rebound, chest acceleration, neck and back point impact safety requirements. AmSafe patented airbag designs make the system safe for pregnant women, occupants in the brace position, full range of occupants including small children. The system can be disabled to allow child seats.
The goal of AmSafe airbag system design is to remove any operational restrictions for the operator. For instance, the advanced conditional-vent airbag shown in the video keeps the airbag from pressurizing if anything is obstructing airbag deployment, such as an occupant in the brace position. Therefore, the passenger can be in the upright or brace position, no special instructions are necessary.
As the world leader in crew and passenger restraint systems, AmSafe has dedicated continuous support and service centers located around the world – you can depend on AmSafe to provide you with technical expertise for your restraint requirements.