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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. Cargo Compartment Halon Replacement Working Group (CCHRWG) Update
    PDF (1.4 MB)
  2. SAE/ISO Fire Containment Covers (FCC) and Fire Resistant Containers (FRC) Standards
    PDF (611 KB)
  3. Updated Experimental Investigation of the NexGen Burner
    PDF (2 MB)
  4. Aircraft Installed Lithium Battery Hazard Analysis
    PPT (159 MB)
  5. Engine/APU Halon Replacement Industry Consortium Halon Alternatives for Aircraft Propulsion Systems (HAAPS)
    PDF (629 KB)
  6. Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) Cargo Fire Protection
    PDF (644 KB)
  7. Class C Cargo Compartment ULD Suppression Agent Penetration
    PDF (1.3 MB)
  8. Fire Suppression in a Class E Cargo Compartment
    PPT (210 MB)
    PDF (582 KB)
  10. Destructive Fuel Cell Testing
    PDF (514 KB)
  11. Lithium Battery Shipping - ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel Update, Packaging Standard
    PDF (834 KB)
  12. EASA Rulemaking Activity regarding Halon
    PDF (344 KB)
  13. RTCA SC-225: Rechargeable Lithium Batteries and Battery Systems
    PDF (665 KB)
  14. Halon Replacement, Aircraft Engine Nacelle: Aircraft Powerplant Halon Replacement
    PDF (466 KB)
  15. Fire Hazards of Lithium Ion Batteries
    PDF (2.6 MB)
  16. E-Tablet Fire Tests: Storage in the aircraft
    PPT (22 MB)
  17. Lithium Battery Thermal Runaway Vent Gas Analysis: Composition and Effect of Combustion
    PDF (5 MB)
  18. Smoke Source Project Plans
    PDF (266 KB)
  19. Modeling of Hidden Fire Smoke Signature in Aircraft - A CASE STUDY OF OVERHEAD AREA
    PDF (11 MB)
  20. Next Generation Fire Test Burner for Powerplant Fire Testing Applications
    PDF (2.8 MB)
  21. Transport of Lithium Batteries as Cargo via Air
    PDF (645 KB)

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