PCA-Improved Flammability Standards for Aircraft Materials

The objective of this project is to reduce fatalities due to in-flight and post crash fires by reducing the contribution of materials. For in-flight fires this is primarily in inaccessible areas. For post-crash fires this could include the airframe itself. This includes the development of new flammability tests where needed and means to address continued airworthiness, from fire, of all aircraft materials. Includes consideration of very large as well as non-metallic airframe construction.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Fire Research and Safety


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Northwest Mountain Regional Office
    1601 Lind Avenue
    Renton, WA    98057
  • Project Managers:

    Gardin, Jeff

  • Performing Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Fire Safety Team
    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ    08405
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hill, Richard

  • Start Date: 20120510
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30615

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01465309
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:58PM