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The cutting-edge ejector seat developed by the Zvezda R&D firm is meant for light one-or-two-seater aircraft and ensures a safe exit from stalling and nose-diving planes.
Because traditional ejector seats are too heavy for small planes, pilots and passengers often wear bulky parachutes on their backs and find it hard to bail out of the cabin, forced to rely on their physical strength and speed to stay alive.
“A pilot may find it hard to leave the cabin of a stalling plane because he would have to first unbuckle the harness, remove the canopy, get out and push himself away from the hull. It all takes time. Our system does it all in less than a second,” a Zvezda spokesman told RT.