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 and installed on over 60 aircraft. The system has been installed and flying on FedEx MD-11F and 777F aircraft since 2009. The system has been demonstrated to detect and suppress an FAA standard fire within 14 minutes. Testing on real world fires such as laptops and Class D metal fires such as sodium and lithium have been as successful! Click Here to read about our testing. Ventura Aerospace Fire Suppression Systems offer integrated solution to protecting high yield assets. As the system is integrated directly into the aircraft, it provides a measurable cost benefit and known continued airworthiness.

For more information on our fire suppression systems please contact us.

References:

http://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/recletters/2012/a-12-068-070.pdf

http://news.van.fedex.com/fedex-express-advances-flight-safety-automatic-fire-suppression-system-1

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