EN 966:1996

Helmets for airborne sports

Publication date:   Oct 9, 2002

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Feb 1, 2012


CEN/TC 158 Head protection

European Norm

13.340.20   Head protective equipment | 97.220.40   Outdoor and water sports equipment



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This European Standard specifies requirements and test methods for protective helmets used in paragliding, hang gliding and flying with ultra-light aeroplanes. Helmets for airborne sports are indicated in this European Standard as follows: - category HPG: Helmets for paragliding and hang gliding; - category UL: Helmets for flying with ultra-light aeroplanes. Requirements and the corresponding methods of test, where appropriate, are given for the following: - construction including chin strap, fastening devices, field of vision, head mobility and eye protection; - penetration resistance; - shock absorbing properties; - retention system properties; - marking and information for users. Note: The requirements cover both categories. Special requirements are contained in the relevant clauses. This European Standard does not apply to other kinds of head protection used in airborne sports.

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EN 966:1996
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Feb 1, 2012