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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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June 13-15, 2023
EASA Headquarters
Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3
D-50668 Cologne, Germany

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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

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Date Presentation Minutes / Attendee List
  1. Cargo Compartment Halon Replacement MPS Document Review and Revision Updates
    PDF (1.3 MB)
  2. Update on EPA Activities
    PDF (858 KB)
  3. High Performance Gas Expansion System for Halon-FreE CargO Hold Fire Suppression System ECOSYSTEM
    PDF (2.7 MB)
  4. Modeling TCCs in a Cargo Compartment
    PPT (111 MB)
  5. Smoke Generator Handbook for Cargo Smoke Detection Certification
    PDF (917 KB)
  6. Baggage Handler Exposure with the Increase in Use of Dry Ice Shipments
    PDF (449 KB)
    PDF (667 KB)
  8. Continued evaluation of Carlin and Sonic Burner calibration equivalences
    PDF (2.3 MB)
  9. Combustion Potential? - Nature & Behavior Of Fire In A Compartment
    PDF (504 KB)
  10. Fundamental Processes and Design Considerations for the NexGen Fire Test Burner: Experiments and High-Fidelity Simulations
    PDF (60 MB)
  11. FAA test results for UN propagation test setup
    PDF (939 KB)
  12. Fundamental Processes and Design Considerations for the NexGen Fire Test Burner: Experiments and High-Fidelity Simulations
    PDF (913 KB)
  13. G27 Initiation cell test results
    PDF (946 KB)
  14. Extinguishing Agents Against Lithium Battery Gases
    PDF (728 KB)
  15. Flammable Gas Analysis UN Lithium Battery Working Group
    PDF (1.3 MB)
  16. Potential Hazards of Halotron BrX(2BTP) in Lithium Ion Fires
    PDF (336 KB)
  17. AC 120-SRACC, Safety Risk Assessments Involving Items in Aircraft Cargo Compartments, and Accompanying Web Site
    PDF (1 MB)

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