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Old 21st Jul 2020, 11:22
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Pilot DAR
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As mentioned, this has been previously discussed and dismissed. Speaking as a person who certifies the design compliance of airplanes, I can say that this idea, as applied to the passenger compartment of a civil airplane, is so far away from practical, that no serious designer will entertain it. The effects of added weight, duplicated structure, immense systems complexity, and failure modes would result in a pane with little useful load. Then one must consider all the circumstances of intended and unintended "ejection". Once those issues are managed, and after years of testing and development, FAR Part 25 for certification would need a massive rewrite to provide a certification basis for the novel feature. 'Not going to get any further than humorous discussion.....
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