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Introduction

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.


Updates & Downloads

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


Meetings

March 6-7, 2018
Savannah, GA

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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
10/30/2017
  1. Development of New Flammability Tests for Magnesium-Alloy Cabin Components
    PDF (785 KB)
  2. EASA Update on Use of Magnesium Alloys
    PDF (311 KB)
  3. Seat Test Training Video, Handbook Updates, and Cargo Airflow Study
    PDF (976 KB)
  4. Burnthrough Round Robin Update
    PDF (447 KB)
  5. Vertical Flame Propagation Test Method (VFP)
    PPT (46 MB)
  6. Inaccessible Area Fire Tests on Composite Structure - Update
    PPT (473 MB)
  7. Radiant Panel Update
    PDF (500 KB)
  8. RTCA Development of a New Flammability Test for Electronic Boxes
    PPT (281 MB)
  9. Evacuation Slide Test Method - The Revised Test Method used for The Evacuation Slide Test
    PDF (463 KB)
  10. 2017 NBS Smoke Density Round Robin
    PDF (449 KB)
  11. HEAT RELEASE RATE Updates
    PDF (577 KB)
  12. Analysis of HR2 DOE II Results
    PDF (1.8 MB)
  13. Effects of Heat Flux on Heat Release Peak, Total, and Peak Time - An OSU Study
    PDF (805 KB)
  14. Approved Material List Update
    PDF (396 KB)
  15. FAA Policy Statement PS-ANM-25.853-01-R2 Clarifications and Additions for future Advisory Circular
    PDF (466 KB)
  16. MATERIAL CHANGE SIMILARITY OVERVIEW
    PDF (758 KB)
  17. Assessing Material Consistency Using Microscale Combustion Calorimetry
    PDF (1.8 MB)
  18. Flow Visualization in the OSU - Cold Flow Through Clear OSU
    PDF (646 KB)
  19. EASA Materials-related Rulemaking Activity
    PDF (310 KB)

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