AmSafe seatbelt airbags hit milestone

The AmSafe Seatbelt Airbag is now installed on more than 9,000 commercial and general aviation aircraft around the world.

The airbag is a self-contained, modular restraint designed to protect occupants from serious head-impact injury and enhance one’s ability to exit an aircraft following a survivable accident. Integrated into the lap belt portion of the seatbelt, the airbag inflates in less than 90 milliseconds and, unlike automotive airbags, safely deploys up and away from the occupant, making it a safe restraint for passengers of all ages.

“The technology is now standard equipment on 80% of new single engine general aviation aircraft, is available as an aftermarket option for many models and has been adopted by more than 30 commercial airlines in the U.S. and abroad,” said AmSafe Aviation President Bill Hagan. “More importantly, the AmSafe Seatbelt Airbag has already saved lives.”

The AmSafe Seatbelt Airbag is installed in new single engine general aviation aircraft manufactured by Air Tractor, American Legend, Aviat, Cessna Aircraft, Cirrus Design, Cub Crafters, Diamond Aircraft, Hawker Beechcraft, Lancair International, Mooney Airplane Company, Pilatus, Quest Aircraft, SportAir USA, Zenair, and now Piper Aircraft.

A video of the AmSafe Seatbelt Airbag deployed in a simulated crash test can be found at

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Airbags now standard on Air Tractors


airbagIn use in commercial and general aviation for many years, airbag technology has now become standard equipment on all current production Air Tractor aircraft.

The AmSafe airbag system is an important new safety enhancement for agricultural aviation, according to Leland Snow, Air Tractor president.

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