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ejection seat

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


ejector seat

(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
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ejec′tion seat`

an airplane seat that can be ejected together with the pilot in an emergency.
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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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In Buckinghamshire, Martin-Baker builds ejection seats for every F-35 jet--an area Ruddock has particular interest in, having ejected from a Hawker Hunter during his career as an RAF pilot when the aircraft suffered engine failure over the Irish Sea.
Martin-Baker, headquartered in Denham, England, is the world's supplier of ejection seats and crashworthy seats, with more than 17,000 seats in service, in 90 countries and 56 different airframes.
"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.
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.
"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.
Martin-Baker supplies ejection seats for 93 air forces worldwide and is a market leader in safety-related equipment for the industry.
It wasn't unusual for pilots, in the days before ejection seats, to be trapped in burning planes.
UK–based Chemring Group PLC has a factory in Stevenston, Ayrshire, which make explosives for aircraft ejection seats.
When I headed off to Meridian, Miss., to fly the T-2 Buckeye, it was my first exposure to ejection seats. I remember sitting through the systems lecture for the ejection seat system and the instructor pilot said to us wide-eyed ensigns, "Should you ever have to pull the handle, take comfort in knowing that every part of this ejection seat was built by the lowest bidder."