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Project CS 11/37 - Development of an ATSO for a Restraint System Automated Release Device

Topic code: 
Aircraft Registration, Marking and Certification
Project status: 
Closed

Closure notes

Project closed 25 May 2012.

Final ATSO-C1006 has been published.

Issue

An application has been received for an approval of an Restraint System Automated Release Device. CASA has determined that no appropriate standard currently exists. As the piece of equipment is not aircraft type specific, development of an Australian Technical Standard Order (ATSO) has been determined as the appropriate method for creating the required standard.

This item of equipment is a dual-purpose restraint release device used in conjunction with the tether or strop worn by a loadmaster/crewman/occupant or a tie-down for a piece of equipment and attached to an anchor point in the aircraft. The device keeps the occupant/equipment restrained inside the aircraft during flight and automatically activates to release the tether/tie-down from the anchor point in the event of the aircraft flooding with water because of the aircraft ditching.

Objective

Creation of an ATSO that adequately defines an appropriate standard for a Restraint System Automated Release Device.

Status

This project was approved by Peter Boyd, Executive Manager Standards Development & Future Technology on 19 September 2011.

Project management

Project Leader: Mark Bathie

Project Sponsor: Peter Boyd, Executive Manager Standards Development & Future Technology

Standards Development Project Officer: Ben Challender

Project priority

Medium

Project CS 11/37