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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Challenging Future, Proceedings of the 5th World Airports Conference, Brighton, England, May 5-7, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Civil Engineers

    One Great George Street, Westminster
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1P 3AA
  • Authors:
    • NASH, P
    • Lodge, J E
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163507
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Aerospace Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 2000 12:00AM