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The International Aircraft System Fire Protection Working Group was established as the International Halon Replacement Working Group in October 1993. This working group meets twice per year. One meeting is held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, area and one meeting is held at a host organization at another location. 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 groups focus has been expanded to include all system fire protection R&D for aircraft.

Meeting 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, which includes 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 working group 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

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November 1-2, 2017
Atlantic City, New Jersey

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Presentations, Minutes, & Attendee Lists

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Date Presentation Minutes / Attendee List
  1. Fog Machine and Smoke Detector Testing
    PDF (690 KB)
  2. Improvements in Aircraft Fire Detection
    PDF (859 KB)
  3. Next Generation Fire Test Burner for Powerplant Fire Testing Applications
    PDF (861 KB)
  4. Updated Experimental Investigation of the NexGenand Propane Burner
    PDF (537 KB)
  5. POWERPLANT Fire tests - Assessment of various characterization methods
    PDF (811 KB)
  6. SAE Fire Containment Covers and Fire Resistant Containers
    PDF (412 KB)
    PDF (436 KB)
  8. Minimum Performance Standard Testing of a Cargo Compartment Halon Replacement Agent
    PDF (373 KB)
  9. Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) Cargo Fire Protection
    PDF (1.4 MB)
  10. Halon Replacement for Airplane Portable Fire Extinguishers - Progress Report
    PDF (583 KB)
  11. Reconsidering Carbon Dioxide as a Nacelle Fire Extinguishing Agent Update
    PDF (1 MB)
  12. Aircraft Installed Battery Industry Working Group Updates
    PDF (609 KB)
  13. Fuel Cell Industry Working Group Updates
    PDF (609 KB)
  14. EASA Halon Replacement Status
    PDF (427 KB)
  15. Cargo Compartment Halon Replacement Working Group (CCHRWG) Update
    PDF (614 KB)
  16. Engine/APU Halon Replacement Industry Consortium Halon Alternatives for Aircraft Propulsion Systems (HAAPS)
    PDF (470 KB)
  17. The History of Cargo Compartment Fire Protection in Transport Aircraft
    PDF (1 MB)
  18. Status of SAE G-27 Lithium Battery packaging performance Committee
    PDF (457 KB)
  19. SAE G27 Packaging Tests
    PPT (133 MB)
  20. EFB Lithium Battery Test
    PPT (36 MB)
  21. Tablet Fire Extinguishment Testing
    PPT (180 MB)
  22. Overhead Bin Tests
    PPT (195 MB)
  23. Thermal Runaway Vent Gas Analysis - Tests
    PDF (1.8 MB)
  24. Draft External Fire Packaging Test for the Transport of Lithium Batteries as Cargo on Aircraft
    PDF (223 KB)
  25. Aviator UL smoke system
    PPT (90 MB)

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