FIRE-FIGHTING AND RESCUE TECHNIQUES AND EQUIPMENT--FOR AIRCRAFT SAFETY
Part I of the paper deals primarily with the development of fire extinguishing materials to deal with the high potential fire risks presented by modern aircraft. The aim is to achieve major control of the fire within a very short time in order to effect rescue. The advantages and disadvantages of water-based foams, dry powders, inhibiting liquids or gases and water sprays are discussed. In Part II the practical aspects are dealt with, particularly in relation to the recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organization. Both parts of the paper emphasize that speed and efficient deployment of staff and equipment are essential, and that airports must have emergency plans for instant implementation.
- From the Challenging Future, Proceedings of the 5th World Airports Conference, Brighton, England, May 5-7, 1976.
London, United Kingdom SW1P 3AA
- NASH, P
- Lodge, J E
- Publication Date: 1976
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Airports; Aviation safety; Disaster preparedness; Disasters and emergency operations; Fire extinguishing agents; Fire fighting equipment; Foaming agents; Gases; Liquids; Powders; Rescue equipment
- Uncontrolled Terms: Aircraft safety; Emergency procedures
- Old TRIS Terms: Airport safety
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Environment; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00163507
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Aerospace Abstracts
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 28 2000 12:00AM