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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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April 16-18, 2024
Congress Center Bremen
Bremen, 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. Fire Safety Branch Overview
    PDF (255 KB) View Online
  2. Vertical Flame Propagation Test
    PDF (1.5 KB) View Online
  3. Revised Rate of Heat Release Test Method (HR2)
    PPT (9 MB) View Online
  4. HR2 Development TRL 6 - Status Update
    PDF (1.4 KB) View Online
  5. Sensitivities of using a Sonic Choke on HR2 (BurnsRITE)
    PDF (1.4 MB) View Online
  6. RTCA Development of a New Flammability Test for Electronic Equipment
    PDF (923 KB) View Online
  7. Additive Manufacturing Update
    PDF (303 KB) View Online
  8. Handheld Extinguisher Toxicity Update
    PPT (28 MB) View Online
    PDF (890 KB) View Online
  10. Detection of Signatures from Internal Contaminant Sources
    PPT (24 MB) View Online
  11. FAA Fire Safety Research Grants Update
    PDF (2 MB) View Online
  12. FAA Microscale Combustion Calorimeter Inter-Laboratory Study Update
    PDF (1.6 MB) View Online
  13. Powerplant Halon Replacement
    PDF (198 KB) View Online
  14. SAE A-22 and AS6826 Status
    PDF (894 KB) View Online
  15. FAA AC 20-135 Revision Update
    PDF (656 KB) View Online
  16. High-Fidelity Modeling and Simulation of the NexGen Burner
    PPT (63 MB) View Online
  17. EASA Fire/Explosion Problematics and Rulemaking Activities Overview
    PDF (787 KB) View Online
  18. Cargo Research Area Updates
    PDF (512 KB) View Online
  19. Minimizing Halon emissions & improve MRO of aircraft fire extinguishers by acoustic emission technology
    PDF (663 KB) View Online
  20. Status of SAE AS8992 Fire Resistant Containers
    PDF (311 KB) View Online
  21. Battery Fire Simulator
    PPT (24 MB) View Online
  22. Boeing MPS Chamber: A Comparison of Suppressed and Unsuppressed Multiple Fuel Fires with Verdagent and Halon
    PDF (4.2 MB) View Online
  23. EASA update on rulemaking and research
    PDF (1.6 MB) View Online
  24. UN Battery Classification Test Method Development
    PPT (24 MB) View Online
  25. SAE G27 Committee Update
    PDF (782 KB) View Online
  26. FAA G-27 Round Robin Testing
    PPT (80 MB) View Online
  27. Fire Containment Bags for PEDs
    PPT (312 MB) View Online
  28. State of Charge Verification of UN 3480 Lithium-ion Cells
    PDF (479 KB) View Online
  29. New Battery Hazard Measurement Capabilities DC-GC-MS
    PDF (2 MB) View Online
  30. Hydrogen Fire & Explosion Research Steering Group
    PDF (807 KB) View Online

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