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SAE AS8015

Revision B, July 7, 1992

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Minimum Performance Standards for Parachute Assemblies and Components, Personnel

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  • Revision: Revision B, July 7, 1992
  • Published Date: July 7, 1992
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: SAE International (SAE)
  • Page Count: 11
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: No

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This document defines the minimum performance standards for personnel parachute assemblies to be carried in aircraft or worn by passengers, crew, or parachutists for emergency use.

This document covers three types of personnel carrying parachute assemblies and the operating limitations for each:


Single harness reserve parachute assembly (and components thereof).

Emergency parachute assembly (and components thereof).

Dual harness reserve parachute assembly (and components thereof).

Maximum Operating Limits, General:

Parachute assemblies, or components, may be certificated for any operating weight limit equal to or greater than 220 lb (100 kg), and for any pack opening airspeed equal to or greater than 150 KEAS (277.8 km/h).

Dual Harness Reserve Parachute Assembly: The maximum operating weight need not be the same for each harness; however, the maximum operating limits must not be less than 400 lb (181.4 kg), 200 lb (90.7 kg) in each harness, and 175 KEAS (324.1 km/h).
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