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The International Aircraft Materials Fire Test Working Group meets three times per year. One meeting is held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, area, one meeting is held at a host organization at another location in North America, and one meeting is hosted by an organization outside the United States. Issues and concerns in the area of aircraft materials fire safety testing are discussed with emphasis on the current test methods.

For the upcoming meeting, topics to be discussed will include the OSU/NBS test methods, Bunsen burner test method, oil burner for seats and cargo liners. Presentations and updates of round robin tests.

Working group members are welcome to open a discussion on any new topic in the aircraft materials fire safety area. This working group is open to anyone in the international community in industry, government , and academia with an interest in aircraft materials fire safety and testing. See below for past meeting minutes and next meeting details.

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*** Older updates and downloads can be found here ***


June 7-8, 2017
Cologne, Germany

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Presentations / Minutes / Attendee Lists

  PPTX files may contain embedded video files. ZIP files contain video and Powerpoint files
Date Presentation Minutes / Attendee List
  1. Development of New Flammability Tests for Magnesium-Alloy Cabin Components
    PDF (1 MB)
  2. Revised EASA SC on Use of Magnesium Alloys for Passenger Seat Components
    PDF (308 KB)
  3. Sonic Cargo Liner Test Air Flow Study
    PDF (460 KB)
  4. Burnthrough Round Robin - Update
    PDF (294 KB)
  5. VFP Update
    PPT (64 MB)
  6. Inaccessible Area Fire Tests on Composite Structure - Update
    PDF (791 KB)
  7. Radiant Panel Update
    PDF (2 MB)
  8. RTCA Development of a New Flammability Test for Electronic Boxes
    PPT (134 MB)
  9. Evacuation Slide Test Method - Comparison of Radiant Heaters Used for Revised Evacuation Slide Test Method
    PDF (384 KB)
    PDF (681 KB)
  11. Effects of Voltage Fluctuations on OSU Heat Flux Density
    PDF (570 KB)
  12. Flow Visualization Study in the OSU - Comparison of Cold vs. Hot Internal Flow
    PDF (1.5 MB)
  13. Small Scale Burn-Through Test Set-up
    PDF (917 KB)
    PDF (464 KB)
  15. Status of SAE G-27 Lithium Battery packaging performance Committee
    PDF (457 KB)
  16. Protection Against Hydrogen Fire Update
    PDF (317 KB)
  17. EASA Materials-related Rulemaking Activity
    PDF (384 KB)
  18. EASA Acceptance of SAE ARP6199A
    PDF (215 KB)
  19. FAA Aircraft Certification and Regulation Reorganization
    PPT (51 KB)

*** Presentations and Minutes prior to December 2006 ***