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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 21-22, 2015
Atlantic City, NJ

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Presentations / Minutes / Attendee Lists

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Date Presentation Minutes / Attendee List
  1. Smoke Source Project
    PPT (37 MB)
  2. Modeling of Hidden Fire Smoke Signature in Aircraft - A CASE STUDY OF OVERHEAD AREA
    PDF (2.5 MB)
  3. Next Generation Fire Test Burner for Powerplant Fire Testing Applications
    PDF (1.1 MB)
  4. Fire Test Burner Evaluation
    PDF (871 KB)
  5. Effect of Setup and Test Cell Conditions on Burnthrough of Aluminum Panels
    PDF (1.6 MB)
  6. SAE/ISO Fire Containment Covers (FCC) and Fire Resistant Containers (FRC) Standards
    PDF (444 KB)
  7. Fire Suppression in a Class E Cargo Compartment
    PPT (130 MB)
  8. UPS Update
    PDF (1.2 MB)
  9. Class C Cargo Compartment ULD Suppression Agent Penetration
    PDF (2.2 MB)
  10. Battery & Fuel Cell Industry Working Group Updates
    PDF (757 KB)
  11. Destructive Fuel Cell Testing
    PPT (162 MB)
  12. Fire Hazards of Lithium Ion Batteries
    PDF (3 MB)
  13. The aircraft hazards of flammable gasses produced by lithium batteries in thermal runaway
    PPT (24 MB)
  14. Flammability of Mixed Battery Gases and the Inerting Effects of Halon 1301
    PDF (2 MB)
  15. Test Results of Lithium Battery Transport Containment Concept
    PPT (60 MB)
  16. Fire containment cover LITHIUM ION BATTERY FIRE TESTS
    PDF (1.3 MB)
  17. CAST SE-126 Cargo Fire Protection
    PDF (521 KB)
  18. Transport of Lithium Batteries as Cargo via Air – Update on recent activity
    PDF (446 KB)
  19. Third Int’l Multidisciplinary Lithium Battery Transport Coordination Meeting Summary
    PDF (568 KB)
  20. Engine Nacelle, Halon Replacement - Assessing a Blended Candidate
    PDF (2.5 MB)
  21. Engine Nacelle, Halon Replacement - Reconsidering Carbon Dioxide as a Fire Extinguishant
    PDF (1.2 MB)
  22. Halon Replacement for Aircraft Portable Fire Extinguishers – Progress Report
    PPT (23 MB)
  23. Status/Update of New Agent Development
    PDF (622 KB)
  24. EASA Rulemaking Activity regarding Halon
    PDF (351 KB)
  25. Report on Decision XXVI/7
    PDF (611 KB)
  26. Engine/APU Halon Replacement Industry Consortium – Halon Alternatives for Aircraft Propulsion Systems (HAAPS)
    PDF (557 KB)
  27. Cargo Compartment Halon Replacement Working Group (CCHRWG) Update
    PDF (992 KB)
  28. P3 HAFEX – development and qualification of a halon-alternative 5BC cabin handheld fire extinguisher for commercial aircraft with 2BTP
    PDF (1.5 MB)
  29. Kevlar® XF for Fire-Resistant Air Cargo Containers
    PPT (34 MB)

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