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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.


May 14-15, 2014
Bremen, Germany

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Presentations / Minutes / Attendee Lists

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Date Presentation Minutes / Attendee List
  1. Flight Deck Smoke Penetration Testing
    PDF (1.3 MB)
  2. Modeling of Hidden Fire Smoke Signature in Aircraft: A CASE STUDY OF OVERHEAD AREA
    PDF (2.6 MB)
  3. Cargo Smoke Detection False Alarm Rejection Standard AS 8036 Status
    PDF (8.4 MB)
  4. Next Generation Fire Test Burner for Powerplant Fire Testing Applications
    PDF (712 KB)
  5. Powerplant Fire Testing – Status
    PDF (403 KB)
  6. Updates of Round Robin Test & Temperature Mapping for NexGen and Gas Burners
    PDF (2.3 MB)
  7. CAST Cargo Fire Protection
    PDF (453 KB)
  8. SAE/ISO Fire Containment Covers (FCCs) and Fire Resistant Containers (FRCs) Standards Development
    PDF (583 KB)
  9. IPad Fire Tests
    PDF (303 KB)
  10. Water/Ice in Fuel research Activities
    PDF (671 KB)
  11. Fire Suppression in Class E Cargo Compartments
    PDF (1.2 MB)
  12. Lithium Battery Fire Scenario for Cargo Compartment Halon Replacement Minimum Performance Standards (MPS)
    PDF (375 KB)
  13. Risk Benefit Cost Analysis for Freighter Fire Suppression - Mitigation Model
    PDF (140 KB)
  14. Halon Fire Extinguishing Agent Replacement for Engines/APUs: Industry Research Consortium Proposal
    PDF (162 KB)
  15. Cargo Compartment Halon Replacement Working Group Overview
    PDF (798 KB)
  16. Halon Replacement, Aircraft Engine Nacelle HFC-125 Over-pressure: Observations at the FAA Technical Center
    PDF (2.5 MB)
  17. Lithium Battery Update: Full Scale Tests Class E: lithium-ion, Lithium metal, mixed Alkaline, NiCad, NiMH
    PDF (4.3 MB) ZIP (87 MB)
  18. Passive Fire Protection for Lithium Battery Shipments
    PDF (726 KB)
  19. Extinguishment of Lithium Batteries
    PDF (524 KB)
  20. RTCA SC-225: Small and Medium Sized Rechargeable Lithium Batteries and Battery Systems
    PDF (303 KB)
  21. Battery Heat Release Data
    PPT (5.7 MB)
  22. Engineering Safety in Air Shipments
    ZIP (26 MB)
  23. Effect of Loading on Halon 1211 Stratification/ Localization in Small 4-Seater Aircraft
    PDF (1.7 MB)
  24. Handheld Fire Extinguisher Optimization Using SNAP-Listed Agent Update
    PDF (1.2 MB)
  25. Halon Replacement for Airplane Portable Fire Extinguishers - Progress Report
    PDF (557 KB)
  26. Exothermic Reaction of Fire Suppressants: Behavior of Brominated and Chlorinated Compounds
    PDF (400 KB)
  27. Fire Extinguishing/Suppression Agent Quality Process
    PDF (327 KB)
  28. Fire, Smoke or Fumes Occurrences on Transport Airplanes “A Study”
    PDF (160 KB)
  29. The Seventh Triennial International Aircraft Fire and Cabin Safety Research Conference
    PDF (201 KB)
  30. Shipment of Lithium Batteries Technology Concept, Development and Testing
    PDF (1.5 MB)

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