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The International Aircraft System Fire Protection Forum was established as the International Halon Replacement Working Group in October 1993. 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 forum meets twice per year; once in Atlantic City, New Jersey and once at a host organization at another location. The focus of the forum has been expanded to include all system fire protection R&D for aircraft.

Forum 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. Additionally, topics such as powerplants fire testing, lithium batteries, fuel cells, 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 forum 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.

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May 14-15, 2019
EASA Headquarters
Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3
D-50668 Cologne, Germany

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Presentations / Minutes / Attendee Lists

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Date Presentation Minutes / Attendee List
  1. International Halon Replacement Update Decision XXIX/8
    PDF (494 KB)
  2. Proof of Concept Testing - Cargo Halon Replacement
    PPT (88 MB)
  3. Rebuild of the Cargo MPS Test Article & Cargo MPS Task Group
    PDF (578 KB)
  4. Engine Nacelle, Halon Replacement Overview & Update
    PDF (1.5 MB)
  5. EASA - Rulemaking Activities, Halon Replacement Status, & Powerplant / Propulsion Fire
    PDF (738 KB)
  6. Cargo Compartment Halon Replacement Advisory Group (CCHRAG) Update
    PDF (783 KB)
  7. Engine/APU Halon Replacement Industry Consortium - Halon Alternatives for Aircraft Propulsion Systems (HAAPS)
    PDF (528 KB)
  8. SAE Update: Fire Containment Covers and Fire Resistant Containers
    PDF (297 KB)
  9. Smoke Generator Standardization and The Effects of Environmental Variations
    PDF (1 MB)
  10. Fire Detection in Aircraft Applications
    PPT (378 MB)
  11. Smoke Detector Response Time Comparison to Artificial Smoke Sources
    PDF (503 KB)
  12. Next Generation Fire Test Burner for Powerplant Fire Testing Applications
    PDF (208 KB)
  13. SAE A22 Committee Update
    PDF (592 KB)
  14. Initial Study of Modified Sonic Burner and Innovative Mapping Techniques
    PDF (5.6 MB)
  15. Smoke Transport Modeling in Cargo Bays Parametric Study
    PPT (4.8 MB)
  16. Modeling Heat and Smoke Movement in Aircraft Cabins with a Flexible Meshing FDS
    PPT (40 MB)
  17. Hydrogen Fire Testing
    PPT (465 MB)
  18. Ducting of battery gasses and particles
    PPT (561 MB)
  19. UL STP5800 Standard for Battery Fire Containment Products
    PDF (517 KB)
  20. Status of SAE G-27 Lithium Battery packaging performance Committee
    PDF (217 KB)
  21. High-Energy Fire Training Enhancement Workgroup (HEFTE WG)
    PDF (1.6 MB)

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