The ACES 5™ ejection seat's advanced safety features include a passive head and neck protection system designed to prevent injuries for aircrew wearing helmet-mounted devices, passive limb restraint systems to prevent arm and leg flail injuries, and an improved recovery parachute to reduce the risk of injury upon reaching the ground. In addition, ACES 5™ is equipped with unique and innovative technologies designed to stabilize the seat during ejection. These unique safety features allow the ACES 5™ seat to accommodate the entire weight range of aircrew and may overall facilitate safer aircraft ejections.
"As a former U. S. Air Force fighter pilot, I recognize the critical need for ejection seats in an emergency situation, and I take that responsibility very seriously," said Patch. "In the event of an emergency, our goal is for each pilot to safely eject with our seat so that they have the opportunity to fly another day. Nothing is more important to our team than keeping those who defend and protect us safe."
UTC Aerospace Systems has been engineering and manufacturing ejection seats since the late 1970s. The company's ACES II is on board the A-10, F-15, F-16, F-117, F-22, B-1 and B-2. ACES II has been credited with saving more than 630 lives since its introduction in 1978.
To learn more about the new features of the ACES 5 ejection seat, click here or visit the UTC Aerospace Systems exhibit OE3 at the Farnborough Air Show July 11-17.
UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities. Follow the company on Twitter: @UTCAeroSystems.
United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit the website at www.utc.com or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.
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