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Introduction

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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Meetings

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
5/14/2019
  1. FAA Update at the SAE-AGE2 - Fire Containment Covers & Fire Resistant Containers
    PDF (152 KB)
  2. Cargo Compartment Halon Replacement Advisory Group Update: Technical Assessment Overview
    PDF (928 KB)
  3. EASA - Rulemaking Activities
    PDF (702 KB)
  4. Engine/APU Halon Replacement Industry Consortium - Halon Alternatives for Aircraft Propulsion Systems (HAAPS) - Update
    PDF (874 KB)
  5. Methods for Characterizing Theatrical Smoke for Smoke Detection Certification
    PDF (1.8 MB)
  6. Improvements in Aircraft Fire Detection
    PDF (1 MB)
  7. SMOKE TRANSPORT MODELING: VALIDATION STUDY
    PDF (1 MB) PPT (9 MB)
  8. Oil Burner Testing of Powerplant Components
    PDF (635 KB)
  9. SAE A-22 AND AC20-135 REVISION - STATUS INTERNATIONAL AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS FIRE PROTECTION FORUM
    PDF (828 KB)
  10. STUDY OF SONIC BURNER, CARLIN BURNER AND INNOVATIVE MAPPING TECHNIQUES FOR POWERPLANT FIRE TESTING
    PDF (1.6 MB)
  11. Explosion Proof Requirements, Testing and Safety Considerations
    PDF (757 KB)
  12. STATUS OF SAE G-27 LITHIUM BATTERY PACKAGING PERFORMANCE COMMITTEE
    PDF (288 KB)
  13. FAA G27 Testing Update
    PDF (520 KB)
  14. PED Hazards in Flight Deck and Cabin
    PDF (697 KB)
  15. Thermal Runaway Containment Bags
    PDF (233 KB)
  16. International Aircraft System Fire Protection Forum (IASFPF) - Batteries Activities
    PDF (756 KB)
  17. The PreLIBS Project: What can be Learned from EV Battery Safety
    PDF (1.4 MB)
  18. Testing for Characterizing Lithium-Ion Battery Fires Fire Protection Issues in All Electric Aircraft
    PDF (274 KB)
  19. Certification of a Halon-Free Portable Fire Extinguisher for Aviation Use
    PDF (881 KB)
  20. Cargo Compartment Halon MPS - Water Mist / Nitrogen Fire Suppression System Update
    PDF (5 MB)
  21. Cargo Compartment Halon MPS - Boeing Sponsored Agent
    PDF (364 KB)
  22. Aerosol Can Explosion Simulation TestProposed MPS Changes
    PDF (649 KB)
  23. Cargo MPS Task Group - Issues and Potential Updates
    PDF (1.6 MB) PPT (49 MB)
  24. Effects of Boundary Conditions on MPS Testing
    PDF (1.7 MB)

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