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ejection seat

n.
A seat fitted with an explosive charge and designed to eject the occupant clear of an aircraft during an in-flight emergency.

ejection seat

or

ejector seat

n
(Aeronautics) a seat, esp as fitted to military aircraft, that is fired by a cartridge or rocket to eject the occupant from the aircraft in an emergency

ejec′tion seat`


n.
an airplane seat that can be ejected together with the pilot in an emergency.
[1940–45]
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Noun1.ejection seat - a pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergencyejection seat - a pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergency; then the pilot descends by parachute
cockpit - compartment where the pilot sits while flying the aircraft
seat - any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit); "he dusted off the seat before sitting down"
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Martin-Baker's ethos has always been to design and manufacture the highest quality ejection seats and that the maintenance should be carried out to the highest possible standards, under effective supervision and by regularly trained and qualified personnel.
Combining the highest engineering standards with-edge technologies, EDM provides airlines with Door Trainers, Cabin Service Trainers, Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainers and Full Size Mockups and defence organisations with Procedure Trainers, Maintenance Trainers, Ejection Seats, Simulators and Full Size Replicas.
The new ejection seats are already being retrofitted into the existing fleet, and the lightweight helmets are available in pre-production now, while full production starts later this year.
One Su-30 fighter of the Indian Air Force was involved in an accident on October 14 in which, both ejection seats had fired whilst the aircraft was coming in to land.
The fleet of around 200 Sukhois underwent a thorough inspection after the crash near Pune, which occurred when the ejection seats of a jet fired automatically when it was on the final approach to land.
It wasn't unusual for pilots, in the days before ejection seats, to be trapped in burning planes.
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All but vital flights in RAF aircraft fitted with Martin Baker Mk 10 ejection seats were suspended while air accident officials investigated the tragedy.
All but vital flights in aircraft fitted with Martin Baker Mk 10 ejection seats were suspended while air accident officials investigated the tragedy.
The RAF announced it was halting all but vital flights in aircraft fitted with Martin Baker Mk 10 ejection seats while air accident officials investigate the latest tragedy.