Suppressing Lithium Ion Battery Fires

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Suppressing Lithium Ion Battery Fires

Lithium Ion battery fires are some of the most difficult fires to suppress. Along with Class D metal fires, there are few types of fires that present such a risk to equipment and personnel. This is especially true when both are 40,000 feet above ground half way across the Pacific Ocean.

The technology behind Lithium Ion batteries that make them so ideal for powering electronic devices for long periods of time results in unique hazards when they burn. Statistically, Lithium ...

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The Challenge of Obsolete Parts

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The Challenge of Obsolete Parts

As with all industries and technologies, the aerospace industry is faced with obsolescence. Over the years, companies are acquired by larger ones, some go bankrupt and some are simply mismanaged. As a result, many STC’s for modifications are surrendered to the FAA or simply not maintained. This leaves operators and owners of aircraft with “Orphaned” aircraft.

While the aircraft may still be airworthy, it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain airworthiness. When a part fails and needs to be overhauled or replaced, ...

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Ventura Aerospace aquires Aircraft Technical Service

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Ventura Aerospace is pleased to announce that Aircraft Technical Service (ATS) has now become a division of Ventura Aerospace. As many of our customers know, Ventura Aerospace and Aircraft Technical Service have common ownership. The merging of these two companies brings distinct advantages to the companies as well as our customers. Ventura Aerospace will be taking steps to integrate the engineering services offered by Aircraft Technical Service Division into ...

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News Articles Regarding NTSB Safety Recommendations

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777F Fire Suppression System InstallationVentura Aerospace Fire Suppression Systems have a head start on the industry having already been installed on 65 aircraft. In conjunction with FedEx, Ventura Aerospace has been working on this solution for over a decade. The system architecture represents the culmination of practicality, safety, performance and cost. In some of these articles the FAA is quoted as stating that Continue Reading →

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NTSB ISSUES RECOMMENDATIONS TO BETTER DETECT AND SUPPRESS AIR CARGO FIRES

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The NTSB has put pressure on the FAA to resolve the threat of fires aboard freighter aircraft. On November 28, 2012 the NTSB issued a Saftey Recommendaition defining cargo container standards and the use of active fire suppression systems. The Ventura Aerospace Main Deck Fire Suppression is currently the only available system that has been tested, certified ...

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