Prof. Galea Warns: Certification Rules for Aircraft Evacuation are not Adequate

2015-03-27T01:54:25Z (GMT) by Dieter Scholz
<p>Prof. Edwin Galea concludes:</p> <p>=> Current certification rules are inappropriate as a safety indicator as they are not representative of likely survivable accident exit configurations.</p> <p>=> Current certification rules are inappropriate as a safety indicator as they are not a sufficiently challenging exit configuration.</p> <p>=> Modeling should also be used for certification analysis and used to investigate additional exit configurations and additional repeat cases (different certification compliant populations; randomized passenger seating allocation).</p> <p>=> The 90-second-rule is arbitrary. Instead coupled fire and evacuation simulations can provide more insight into the fire safety of aircraft cabins.</p>