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Materials Fire Test Working Group

Materials Fire Test Working Group

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.


March 7-8, 2017
Mobile, AL

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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
    PPT (180 MB)
  2. Sonic Burner Cargo Liner Testing for
    PDF (972 KB)
  3. Vertical Flame Propagation (VFP) Test Method Update
    PDF (2.7 MB)
  4. Inaccessible Area Fire Tests on Composite Structure
    PPT (195 MB)
  5. NexGen Burner for Insulation Burnthrough
    PPT (22 MB)
  6. Radiant Panel Update
    PDF (2 MB)
  7. Development of a New Test Method for Evacuation Slide Materials
    PDF (487 KB)
  8. Flammability of Materials in a Low-Concentration Hydrogen Environment
    PPT (104 MB)
    PDF (470 KB)
  10. Final Results from 2016 Industry OSU Round Robin
    PDF (3.9 MB)
  11. Comparison of Heat Release Measurement Methods
    PDF (175 KB)
  12. OSU Guidance Document Development
    PDF (310 KB)
  13. Material Change Similarity Task Group Status
    PDF (981 KB)
  14. FAA Policy Statement –Clarifications and Additions for future Advisory Circular
    PDF (712 KB)
  15. ICAO Lithium Battery Shipping Update
    PDF (573 KB)
    PDF (726 KB)

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

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