Collins Aerospace engineers have incorporated technology improvements, while retaining the proven performance of the legacy ACES II®, to create the next generation ACES 5® ejection seat. Rigorous testing of ACES 5® has been conducted to validate the seat’s performance, reliability, and compliance with the latest safety requirements.
Get an up-close perspective of the aircrew ejection process and key actions that happen at each stage
ACES 5® Ejection Sequence
In the moment aircrew need it most, ACES 5® is there. Experience a step by step demonstration of ACES 5’s next generation technology and how it enables those born to fly, to live and walk away.
Learn more about the innovations that allow aircrew to safely eject and walk away
Protection system stowed
Protection system deployed
Passive head and neck protection deployed. Exceeds F-35 requirements with <5% risk of major injury.
THOSE BORN TO FLY LIVE TO WALK AWAY
Advanced rocket motor and stability package (STAPAC) compensate for pitch changes due to varied aircrew weight and aerodynamic effects, reducing the risk for injury.
Northrop Grumman B-2
Lockheed Martin F-22
FLY EASY WITH WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS AND SUPPORT
Currently providing support to 29 air forces worldwide, with an installed fleet of thousands of ACES II® and hundreds of ACES 5® seats.