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The International Aircraft Materials Fire Test Forum 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.

Forum attendees are welcome to open a discussion on any new topic in the aircraft materials fire safety area. This forum 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

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April 16-18, 2024
Congress Center Bremen
Bremen, Germany

Details  |   Agenda  |   Register online

Federal Register Meeting Notice  |   Host a meeting form

Forums Meeting Redesign: This meeting will be the first in-person meeting in which the two (2) formerly independent forums (IAMFTF and IASFPF) will be integrated. During the pandemic, the forum meetings were held virtually with a surprisingly high degree of participation. In order to maximize participation and minimize travel and venue costs, we have decided to combine the forum meetings and offer virtual discussion where appropriate. In addition, we are structuring the meeting based on our internal Research Project Areas (RPAs). The RPAs include Cabin Safety, Hazardous Materials Safety, Cargo Compartment Fire Suppression, and Engine/Powerplant Fire Protection.

Presentations / Minutes / Attendee Lists

  PPTX files may contain embedded video files. ZIP files contain video and Powerpoint files
Date Presentation Minutes / Attendee List
  1. Short Takes and Current Projects
    PDF (592 KB) View Online
  2. Vertical Flame Propagation Test Method Update
    PDF (1.4 MB) View Online
    PDF (1.1 MB) View Online
  4. HR2 Development – TRL 6 Testing and Planning
    PDF (1.2 MB) View Online
  5. RTCA Development of a New Flammability Test for Electronic Equipment
    PPT (42 MB) View Online
  6. Materials Oil Burner Test Update
    PDF (1.2 MB) View Online
  7. Bunsen Burner Burn Length Determination
    PPT (33 MB) View Online
  8. Relationship Between 3-D Printed Materials and Flammability
    PDF (784 KB) View Online
  9. MCC Update
    PDF (1.7 MB) View Online
  10. Micro- and Bench-Scale Fire Growth Parameters
    PDF (1.8 MB) View Online
  11. Smoke Monitoring using Revised Rate of Heat Release Test Method (HR2)
    PDF (813 KB) View Online
  12. Miscellaneous Actions
    PDF (252 KB) View Online
  13. Bunsen Burner Testing of Materials in a Low-Concentration Hydrogen Environment
    PPT (103 MB) View Online
    PDF (567 KB) View Online
  15. Hydrogen Flame Characteristics
    PPT (14 MB) View Online

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