Aircraft Material Fire Test Handbook
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ
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In order to assure prescribed levels of fire safety in civil aircraft, the Federal Aviation Administration FAA requires that a variety of fire test methods be used to demonstrate the aircraft materials meet specified performance criteria when exposed to heat or flame. In principle, the specific test method required serves as a surrogate for the fire environment to which a given material could potentially be exposed, and the test criteria relate to the performance of the material in this fire environment. The purpose of the Aircraft Material Fire Test Handbook is to describe all FAA-required fire test methods for aircraft materials in a consistent and detailed format. The handbook provides information to enable the user to assemble and properly use the test methods. Moreover, to broaden the utility of the handbook, the appendices contain the following information FAA fire safety regulations, FAA approval process, aircraft materials, regulatory methodology used by other countries, aircraft industry internal test methods and guidelines, laboratories actively using fire test methods, and commercial manufacturers of fire test equipment.
- Civilian Aircraft
- Safety Engineering