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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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October 18-19, 2023
FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center
Atlantic City International Airport
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08405

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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. Short Takes and Current Projects
    PDF (888 KB) View Online
  2. Vertical Flame Propagation Test Method Update
    PDF (1 MB) View Online
    PPT (17.4 MB) View Online
  4. HR2 Development - TRL 6 Testing and Planning
    PDF (2 MB) View Online
  5. RTCA Development of a New Flammability Test for Electronic Equipment
    PPT (42 MB) View Online
  6. Relationship Between 3-D Printed Materials and Flammability
    PPT (28 MB) View Online
    PDF (325 KB) View Online
  8. Toxic Hazards of Handheld Extinguishing Agents Used on Lithium-Ion Battery Fires
    PPT (24 MB) View Online
  9. Preliminary Results from the MCC Inter-Laboratory Study
    PPT (22 MB) View Online
  10. Miscellaneous Actions
    PDF (251 KB) View Online
  11. UN Battery Classification Test Method Development and Testing
    PPT (60 MB) View Online
  12. Fire Testing of Bluetooth and GPS Tracking Devices
    PPT (80 MB) View Online
  13. Status of SAE G-27 Lithium Battery packaging performance Committee
    PDF (237 KB) View Online
  14. Lithium Battery Combustion Hazard Analysis and Packaging Testing
    PDF (6 MB) View Online
  15. A Study of the SOC of Lithium-ion Batteries in Transportation
    PDF (621 KB) View Online
  16. Cargo Safety Updates
    PDF (418 KB) View Online
  17. Cargo Compartment Halon Replacement Advisory Group
    PDF (718 KB) View Online
  18. CFD Modeling of Agent Concentration in an Empty MPS Test Chamber
    PDF (1.4 MB) View Online
  19. Smoke Generator Qualification Standardization
    PPT (20 MB) View Online
  20. Section 1 Overview of the Unsuppressed and Suppressed Multiple Fuel Fire Tests with Verdagent (MFF Test)
    PDF (9.2 MB) View Online
  21. SAE A-22 and AS6826 Status
    PDF (720 KB) View Online
  22. FAA AC 20-135 Revision Overview
    PDF (347 KB) View Online
  23. Halon-Replacement Testing in a Generic Nacelle Fire Simulator with Iodotrifluoromethane [CF3I].
    PDF (17 MB) View Online
  24. Combustion Potential? Nature and Behavior Of Fire In A Compartment?
    PPT (58 MB) View Online

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