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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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Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 2018
Atlantic City, NJ

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Presentations, Minutes, & Attendee Lists

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Date Presentation Minutes / Attendee List
  1. Certification of False Alarm Resistant Cargo Smoke Detectors
    PDF (692 KB)
  2. False Alarm Resistant Smoke Detection and Smoke Generator Standardization
    PPT (20 MB)
  3. Improvements in Aircraft Fire Detection
    PDF (453 KB)
  4. Smoke Generator Performance Assessment
    PDF (729 KB)
  5. Smoke Transport Modeling for Cargo Bay Applications
    PPT (14 MB)
  6. Next Generation Fire Test Burner for Powerplant Fire Testing Applications
    PDF (351 KB)
  7. POWERPLANT Fire tests - Assessment of the ability of plate thermocouples to check a burner flame
    PDF (949 KB)
  8. Hydrogen Fire Testing
    PPT (376 MB)
  9. Engine Nacelle, Halon Replacement - Reconsidering Carbon Dioxide as a Fire Extinguishant ~ Status
    PDF (673 KB)
  10. SAE Update: Fire Containment Covers & Fire Resistant Containers
    PDF (443 KB)
  11. Minimum Performance Standard Aircraft Cargo Compartment Halon Replacement Fire Suppression Systems Testing - Diehl Aviation (formerly AOA) Water Mist/Nitrogen Fire Suppression System
    PPT (206 MB)
  12. Minimum Performance Standard Aircraft Cargo Compartment Halon Replacement Fire Suppression Systems Testing Challenge Fire Test - Diehl Aviation (formerly AOA) Water Mist/Nitrogen Fire Suppression System
    PPT (112 MB)
  13. Cargo Compartment Halon Replacement Agent - Proof of Concept Testing
    PDF (256 KB)
  14. EASA - Rulemaking Activities
    PDF (113 KB)
  15. Cargo Compartment Halon Replacement Advisory Group (CCHRAG) Update
    PDF (627 KB)
  16. Update of Tests Performed for External Fire Considerations of Battery Packaging
    PDF (458 KB)
  17. SAE G27 Packaging Tests
    PDF (455 KB)
  18. Cabin Altitude Discharge of 2-BTP
    PPT (68 MB)
  19. High Energy Firefighting Training Enhancement Working Group (HEFTE)
    PPT (2 GB)
  20. Tablet Fire Extinguishment Testing
    PPT (2.2 GB)
  21. Testing an Enclosure for the Safe Recovery of Damaged Electronics: Work for UK AAIB
    PDF (742 KB)

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