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Materials Fire Test Working Group

Materials Fire Test Working Group

The International Aircraft Materials Fire Test Working Group meets three times per year. One meeting is held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, area, one meeting is held at a host organization at another location in North America, and one meeting is hosted by an organization outside the United States. Issues and concerns in the area of aircraft materials fire safety testing are discussed with emphasis on the current test methods.

For the upcoming meeting, topics to be discussed will include the OSU/NBS test methods, Bunsen burner test method, oil burner for seats and cargo liners. Presentations and updates of round robin tests.

Working group members are welcome to open a discussion on any new topic in the aircraft materials fire safety area. This working group is open to anyone in the international community in industry, government , and academia with an interest in aircraft materials fire safety and testing. See below for past meeting minutes and next meeting details.


March 16-17, 2016
Bordeaux, France

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Presentations / Minutes / Attendee Lists

  PPTX files may contain embedded video files. ZIP files contain video and Powerpoint files
Date Presentation Minutes / Attendee List
  1. Development of a New Flammability Test for Magnesium-Alloy Seat Structure
    PDF (1.2 MB)
  2. Magnesium in Aircraft Seats SAE Update
    PDF (1.4 MB)
  3. Full-Scale Testing of OSU- and non-OSU-Compliant Seat Paneling
    PDF (5.6 MB)
  4. Seat Flammability Test
    PDF (723 KB)
  5. Cargo Liner Test
    PDF (977 KB)
  6. Development of a Flame Propagation Test Apparatus for Inaccessible Area Materials
    PDF (2 MB) PPT (185 MB)
  7. CFRP Flammability Tests - Test Configuration Influence on Flame Propagation
    PDF (4.4 MB) PPT (1 GB)
  8. Intermediate Scale Hidden Area Wire and Sleeving Tests - Project Scope & Initial Work
    PDF (1.6 MB) PPT (405 MB)
    PDF (811 KB)
  10. Radiant Panel Update
    PDF (721 KB)
  11. RTCA Update
    PPT (16 MB)
  12. Evacuation Slide Test Method
    PDF (829 KB)
  13. Airflow Study (Burner Test Cell)
    PDF (513 KB)
    PDF (788 KB)
  15. Material Change Similarity
    PDF (1.3 MB)
  16. Assessing Material Consistency Using MCC
    PDF (811 KB)
  17. Flammability Policy Statement - CSWG Recommendation to Restart Task Group
    PDF (257 KB)
  18. FAA Policy Statement Flammability Testing of Interior Materials Requested Additions
    PDF (557 KB)

*** Presentations and Minutes prior to December 2006 ***

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