Accessibility in Air Travel – Wheelchair Restraint System Testing

This project involves testing of wheelchair tie-down straps for use on commercial aircraft. Nonambulatory passengers of surface vehicles are able to safely travel through the use of RESNA approved wheelchairs and tie-down restraints approved via AC 19 and 18 (respectably). This research will evaluate whether that type of tie-down will work for the aircraft crash environment.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $260000
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Aviation Administration

      800 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, DC  United States  20591
    • Managing Organizations:

      Federal Aviation Administration Office of Aerospace Medicine

      800 Independence Ave., SW
      DC, Washington  United States  20591
    • Project Managers:

      Zinke-McKee, Stacey

    • Performing Organizations:

      Wichita State Univesity

      National Institute for Aviation Research and Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering, 1845 Fairmont, Wichita, KS 67260-0093
      , KS   
    • Principal Investigators:

      Gomez, Luis

    • Start Date: 20230713
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240712
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Aeromedical Research

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01906321
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Aviation Administration
    • Contract Numbers: 6973GH-23-T-00012
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 29 2024 12:49PM