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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. UN Battery Classification Test Method Development
    PPT (36 MB) View Online
  2. SAE G27 Committee Update
    PDF (774 KB) View Online
  3. Fire Containment Bags for PEDs
    PPT (57 MB) View Online
  4. Assessing the Spontaneous Combustion Potential of Hazardous Cargo on a Tarmac
    PDF (1.4 MB) View Online
  5. Handheld Extinguisher Toxicity Update
    PDF (2.5 MB) View Online
  6. Enhanced Cargo Compartment Fire Detection: Passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
    PDF (2.4 MB) View Online
  7. EASA update on rulemaking and research
    PDF (3 MB) View Online
  8. FAA AC 20-135 Revision - Update
    PDF (240 KB) View Online
    PDF (1.1 MB) View Online
  10. Update For Sonic Burner Coordination For Use Of Testing Powerplant Components
    PDF (1.5 MB) View Online
  11. A Brief Status, Current Powerplant Halon Replacement Activity
    PDF (718 KB) View Online
  12. Combustion Potential Nature & Behavior Of Fire In An Engine Nacelle
    PPT (284 MB) View Online
  13. EPA Updates: IASFP Forum
    PPT (171 MB) View Online
  14. Hydrogen Flame Characteristics
    PPT (14 MB) View Online

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