Amsafe Offers Inflatable Restraint for Bizav

 - May 6, 2008, 9:32 AM

Amsafe, the Phoenix-based company producing an inflatable seat restraint certified for the CRJ700 and CRJ900 regional jets last year, expects to certify a version for general aviation aircraft by next summer. The Amsafe Aviation Inflatable Restraint (AAIR) resembles a normal three-point seatbelt in size and shape but contains an airbag that deploys away from the body upon sensing a sudden impact. The system is independent of aircraft power. The general aviation launch customer is Gippsland Aeronautics, an Australian manufacturer that will offer the AAIR as optional equipment on its eight-passenger GA-8 Airvan.