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The International Aircraft Fire and Cabin Safety Research Conference was held December 2-5, 2013, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This marked the seventh time this triennial conference brought hundreds from the international aviation community together to share recent, ongoing, and planned research in the areas of aircraft fire and cabin safety research. The conference theme was Investment in Research to Enhance Safety in a Changing World. Conference sessions included presentations for the areas of: perspectives on fire and cabin safety concerns; aircraft fire safety; halon replacement; battery fires; magnesium use in aircraft; material development; material test method development; fire research: fire response of materials & structures; materials & characterization; fire modeling; cabin safety; and crash dynamics: general crashworthiness; injury criteria; airframe crashworthiness.

The 2013 conference was jointly sponsored by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil of Brazil (ANAC), the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). Over 500 attendees participated in the 2013 conference. Attendees represented airlines, aircraft manufacturers, aircraft interior components manufacturers, cabin safety inspectors, fire suppression systems manufacturers, human factors researchers, computer modelers, regulators, safety researchers, and academics.

Presentations, comments, and input expressed at the Conference and in the 2013 Conference Proceedings are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect positions of the organizations represented. The 2013 Conference Proceedings were compiled by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Center Fire Safety Branch, Atlantic City International Airport, New Jersey, USA, and Technology and Management International (TAMI), Toms River, New Jersey, USA.

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