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International Aircraft Systems Fire Protection Working Group

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The International Aircraft System Fire Protection Working Group was established as the International Halon Replacement Working Group in October 1993. This working group meets twice per year. One meeting is held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, area and one meeting is held at a host organization at another location. This group originally developed minimum performance standards and test methodologies for non halon aircraft fire suppression agents/systems in cargo compartments, engine nacelles, hand held extinguishers, and lavatory trash receptacles. The groups focus has been expanded to include all system fire protection R&D for aircraft.

Meeting topics include minimum performance standards for aircraft handheld extinguishers, cargo compartment fire suppression systems, and engine nacelles. Halon replacement agents for these areas are also discussed, which includes fuel tank explosion protection (including fuel flammability, nitrogen inerting, other methods of explosion protection) , OBIGGS/OBOGS, fire protection in hidden areas of the aircraft, and fire detection R&D.

This working group is open to anyone in the international community in industry, government, and academia with an interest in aircraft fire protection systems. See below for past meeting minutes and next meeting details.


October 29-30, 2014
Atlantic City, NJ

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Presentations / Minutes / Attendee Lists

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Date Presentation Minutes / Attendee List
  1. Halon Replacement for Airplane Portable Fire Extinguishers - Progress Report
    PDF (377 KB)
  2. Halon Replacement, Aircraft Engine Nacelle
    PDF (436 KB)
  3. Full Scale Battery Tests-Class C - Large Format Cells
    PPT (120 MB)
  4. Passive Fire Protection for Lithium Battery Shipments
    PDF (560 KB)
  5. RTCA SC-225: Rechargeable Lithium Batteries and Battery Systems
    PDF (398 KB)
  6. Update from ICAO DGP
    PPT (73 MB)
  7. Transport Canada Lithium Batteries Working Group
    PDF (760 KB)
  8. Freighter Fire Protection During Smoke/Fire/Fume Events
    PDF (1.7 MB)
  9. Lithium Batteries in Aircraft Applications
    PDF (940 KB)
  10. Energy Release of Lithium Ion Batteries at Different States of Charge
    PDF (727 KB)
  11. EASA Rulemaking Activity regarding Halon
    PDF (341 KB)
  12. Shipment of Lithium Batteries Technology Concept, Development and Testing
    PPT (51 MB)
    PDF (465 KB)
  14. Flammability Limits of Hydrogen at Sub-Atmospheric Pressures and Reduced Oxygen Concentrations
    PDF (2 MB)
  15. Aircraft Installed Lithium Battery Hazard Analysis
    PPT (164 MB)
  16. Flight Deck Smoke Penetration Testing
    PDF (762 KB)
  17. Modeling of Hidden Fire Smoke Signature in Aircraft - A CASE STUDY OF OVERHEAD AREA
    PPT (18 MB)
  18. Next Generation Fire Test Burner for Powerplant Fire Testing Applications
    PDF (1.2 MB)
  19. Updated Experimental Investigation of the NexGen Burner
    PDF (2.4 MB)
  20. CAST Cargo Fire Protection
    PDF (370 KB)
  21. SAE/ISO Fire Containment Covers (FCCs) and Fire Resistant Containers (FRCs) Standards Development
    PDF (402 KB)
  22. E-Tablet Fire Tests
    PPT (9.7 MB)
  23. Fire Suppression in a Class E Cargo Compartment
    PPT (118 MB)
  24. Lithium Battery Fire Scenario for Cargo Compartment Halon Replacement Minimum Performance Standards (MPS)
    PDF (492 KB)
  25. Halon Replacement Aviation Rulemaking
    PDF (181 KB)
  26. Engine/APU Halon Replacement Industry Consortium (IC)
    PDF (452 KB)
  27. Cargo Compartment Halon Replacement Working Group Update
    PDF (683 KB)
  28. Halon alternatives for aviation
    PDF (2.3 MB)
  29. Handheld Fire Extinguisher Optimization Final Update
    PDF (568 KB)

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