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New fire/smoke detection and fire extinguishing systems for aircraft applications

New fire/smoke detection and fire extinguishing systems for aircraft applications

Objective

The development of a new large passenger aircraft with two or even three deck configuration requires new ways in defining passenger safety. As one major goal, fire safety has to be improved to enhance today's level of safety. A next generation fire suppression system has to be environmentally "clean", i.e. after the ban of the halos as first choice extinguishing agent for the last 30 years a new agent must not harm neither the passenger nor the atmosphere. A water mist/nitrogen system, which is a major point of interest in this project, is a promising and environmentally friendly alternative. Higher safety standards require a next generation fire detection system to assure early and reliable fire/smoke warning and an optimal interaction between detection and suppression. Visualisation is a secondary device to determine the fire and the non-fire status inside inaccessible areas.

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Coordinator

AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Address

Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg

Germany

Administrative Contact

Joachim SZODRUCH (Dr)

Participants (11)

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AIRBUS FRANCE SAS

France

AOA APPARATEBAU GAUTING GMBH.

Germany

CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY

United Kingdom

EXPLOSIA A.S.

Czechia

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE

Germany

KIDDE GRAVINER LTD.

United Kingdom

L'AIR LIQUIDE SA

France

LATECOERE

France

MAN TECHNOLOGIE AG

Germany

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS*ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION

Greece

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G4RD-CT-1999-00057

  • Start date

    1 February 2000

  • End date

    1 May 2003

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 351 536

  • EU contribution

    € 5 346 657

Coordinated by:

AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany