The Sixth Triennial International Aircraft Fire and Cabin Safety Research Conference!

The Sixth Triennial International Aircraft Fire and Cabin Safety Research Conference will be held at the Tropicana Hotel-Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, October 25-28, 2010.  The conference is jointly sponsored by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA), the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), and Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC).  The conference was established to inform the international aviation community about recent, ongoing, and planned research in transport category airplane fire and cabin safety.

This year’s conference theme is “Learn from the past, research for the future” with an opening session featuring presentations from several of the sponsoring aviation authorities.  Session topics throughout the next three days will cover the areas of:  aircraft fire safety; halon replacement; batteries, oxygen fires and modeling; material test method development; fuel tank safety; materials safety development; cabin safety (including operational issues, cabin environment, and evacuation studies); crash dynamics; and magnesium use in aircraft.  A special full day Fuel Tank Flammability Workshop will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2010.

Conference registration is free and is open to anyone with an interest in aircraft fire and cabin safety research.  Past attendees have included aviation safety professionals in the areas of engineering, design, operations, maintenance, and research.  Attendance at this year’s conference is expected to reach 500 with close to 300 already registered.  Conference registration, the preliminary conference schedule (including presentation abstracts and author bios), and hotel reservation information are available at http://www.fire.tc.faa.gov/2010Conference/conference.asp.  Please contact April Horner, CMP, Conference Manager, with any questions at april.ctr.horner@faa.gov.

To view a PDF, please click here: 2010ConferenceArticle

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