SAE Standards Works
AGE-2A Cargo Handling Committee
AS6453 - Air Cargo Pallet Fire Containment Covers
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Air Cargo Pallet Fire Containment Covers
The scope of this project is to develop a specification for a fire containment cover (FCC) for shipping pallets on aircraft to contain a fire for extended over water operation of up to 4 hours (777 ETOPS requirements). The specification will describe the type of material required, testing required, and in-service requirements.
Fire on board an aircraft during flight is becoming an increasing problem that is without a current solution. Recent FAA NPRMs and regulatory activity has focused on this problem and there are a number of industry groups currently working on a solution including, ULD cargo net manufacturers, operators, and the ISO. One operator already has a solution to the problem. The SAE is behind on developing guidance and a solution utilizing this technology.