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Capable of withstanding the effects of a crash: crashworthy cars.

crash′wor′thi·ness n.
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NAHF Chairman Michael Quiello shared, 'Martin-Baker indisputably sets the standard for ejection and crashworthy seats around the world.
The features that are unique to LCH are sleek and narrow fuselage, tri-cycle crashworthy landing gear, crashworthy and self-sealing fuel tanks, armour protection and low visibility features which makes it agile and survivable.
Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (HX) 21, Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 1 and the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division's (NAWCAD) Crashworthy and Escape Systems Branch continued flight, ground and lab testing, all of which was completed June 15.
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.
The firm describes itself as the "world's leading manufacturer of ejection and crashworthy seats".
The airplane came with a three-point seatbelt airbag and overall seems like an extremely crashworthy machine.
Tempe, AZ-based Robertson is engaged in the design and production of mission-extending, crashworthy and ballistically self-sealing auxiliary fuel systems for military rotorcraft.
"The focus is on keeping a terrorist from breaching the barrier," explained Dean Alberson with TTI's Crashworthy Structures Program.
Newcastle University, for example, is host to Europe's only full-scale rail testing centre and is leading the way in rail research, such as designing the new "crashworthy cabs" for the next generation of trains.
For years, National Transportation Safety Board officials told Metro to get rid of the Rohr cars because they are not "crashworthy," collapsing upon impact.
It is therefore important to evaluate how wheelchairs and securement systems that are crashworthy in frontal impact will perform in rear-impact collisions.