Commercial aviation has always been listed as a Critical End User of Halons due to the extreme conditions that aircraft are exposed to and the ineffectiveness of any halon alternative. The redeeming part of this is that much of the world’s inventory of halons (totally over 140,000 tons of halon 1301 and halon 1211), which would otherwise be released into the atmosphere, are given a second chance to do what they were designed to do – protect people and property.
The videos below are a tribute to both Boeing and Airbus and the massive task they are both involved in, to bring us safe and economical air transport. In the end, it really is Rocket Science!
The Airbus A380:
The Boeing 737: