Section 7 - Operational Shocks and Crash Safety
Verify that the equipment will continue to function after exposure to shocks experienced during normal aircraft operations These shocks may occur during taxiing, landing, and when the aircraft encounters sudden gusts in flight.
This test applies to all equipment installed on fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.
Verify that certain equipment will not detach from its mountings or separate in a manner that presents a hazard during an emergency landing.
This test applies to equipment installed in compartments and other areas of the aircraft where equipment detached during emergency landing could present a hazard to occupants, fuel systems or emergency evacuation equipment.
These tests do not satisfy CFR requirements for all equipment, e.g. seats and seat restraints, or safety/egress related equipment that must remain functional after crash loads.