This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) is only applicable to 14 CFR part 25 Transport Airplane passenger seats. This document provides an approach for determining which parts on aircraft seats are required to meet the test requirements of 14 CFR part 25 Appendix F, Parts IV and V. Such materials are referred to as Heat Release Special Conditions (HRSC) compliant]. Additionally, it is recommended to use HRSC compliant materials in applications where not required.
Independent furniture related to seat installations is outside the scope of this document.
The SAE Aircraft Seat Committee developed and approved Rev new of ARP6199 in 2012, with the goal of providing the seat industry with one set of seat Heat Release Special Conditions (HRSC) requirements. Since its approval, ARP6199 has not been utilized by all OEMs, as originally envisioned. The previous version of ARP6199 required more clarity and some modification to be harmonized. This version presents an updated common criteria for determining which panels on the seat must be evaluated and substantiated.