Accession Number : ADA137155

Title :   Fire Management/Suppression Systems/Concepts Relating to Aircraft Cabin Fire Safety.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 26 Sep 80-28 Feb 82,


Personal Author(s) : Miniszewski,K R ; Waterman,T E ; Campbell,J A ; Salzberg,F

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Report Date : Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 157

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to provide FAA with a comprehensive review of the applicability of fire protection (management/suppression) system (or concepts) to aircraft cabin fire safety. Both inflight fires and post crash fires were considered by the study. Included in the study were establishment and documentation of the feasibility of each system/concept, determination of costs and benefits for systems judged feasible, and development of test programs to evaluate systems for unknown (undocumented) feasibility. The study included a literature search to document the course and consequences of past accidents, and the degree to which various fire protection concepts had been developed. Fire scenarios were developed from accident histories and engineering analysis, and used to assist in judging the potential of the various systems/concepts examined. The study encompassed fire prevention, detection, confinement, and suppression; handling of combustion products; and escape aids.

Descriptors :   *Aircraft fires , *Fire safety , Management , Aviation accidents , Crashes , Inflight , Suppression , Smoke , Control , Heat resistant materials , Evacuation

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE