As the industry’s largest and oldest consistent ejection seat developer, Martin-Baker has delivered more than 70,000 escape devices since first experimenting with the concept over 70 years ago. Now, with 7,514 aircrew lives saved as of February and new applications under study, Aviation Week outlines the design evolution of the British manufacturer’s ejection seat through the decades. Pilot safety became the focus for Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. founder James Martin following the ...


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