AAE is dedicated to making continuous improvements in our fire protection systems.
2002 – AAE began implementing new solutions in aircraft fire protection system (FPS) that meet the higher performance standards for “Suppression” required by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The new guidance and regulations expand the definition of an adequate fire protection system. Simply put, the change is that now, to be adequate, a Class C cargo compartment detection system must warn the crew within one (1) minute of the presence of a fire, which is producing only the amount of smoke from a smoldering fire in a small suitcase. Then, whether in a full or partially loaded compartment, the suppression system must be able to knock down any fire likely to occur in the compartment and afterwards maintain a level of extinguishing agent to suppress the fire everywhere in the cargo compartment until the aircraft can be landed, parked, and evacuated. The duration of protection of the system must provide at least 15 minutes for approach and also time to land, park, and evacuate the aircraft before suppression agent levels decay below that needed to keep the fire suppressed.
2017 – AAE established a new R & D program with the goal of providing new Fire Protection System designs for Aircraft Fire Protection Systems that incorporate new methods for quicker detection, faster crew notification, and green agents for suppression for inaccessible areas where fire can hide on aircraft, wind turbines, ground transportation, cargo containers, etc.
AAE continues to look for ways to provide new Fire Safety solutions that incorporate our standards for commitment to safety and quality!