AmSafe's SOARS Kit
You are interested in installing the AmSafe SOARS Kit (inflatable airbag system) but your aircraft does not have existing factory installed attachment points or attachment points that were installed under an STC approval; Our Fixed Strap STC Kits and Minor Change attachment point kits will provide what is needed.
For Aircraft with Factory Installed Remotely Mounted Inertial Reels; Reels that are currently mounted down behind the seat, under the window, or in the back of the aircraft would need to relocated to the door post (b-pillar) to accommodate the shoulder harness that is currently be provided with the SOARS kit due to the fact that it is only 55" long. Taking into consideration the concept of maintaining the same "fit, form and function" as was currently approved for aircraft models with this configuration, we are not in a position to recommend the SOARS Kit.
Q: How long is the shoulder harness included with the SOARS kit? A: 55"
Q: My harnesses are longer & mount remotely (not on the door post). Can I install the SOARS kit? A: AmSafe says yes. We are not fully on board with that thought. The reel would need to be re-positioned to the door post/b-pillar due to the fact that the shoulder harness currently included with the SOARS kit is only 55" long. Taking "fit, form and function" into consideration we are not in a position to recommend doing that.
Q: Will there be a 4 point SOARS installation? A: No. There are no plans for that at this time.
Q: Is the AmSafe SOARS STC Kit EASA approved? A: Not at this time. A one-time validation will be required.
Q: What colors are available for the belts in the SOARS kit? A: Black