The aviation industry in its efforts to ensure the safety of its customers has highly regulated rules and procedures concerning how and what can be used in protecting people and assets against fire. Under these stringent operational parameters aircraft manufacturers, airport operators and airlines require fire suppression products that meet the highest specifications and have a proven record for reliability for both in-the-air and on-the-ground operations.
On-ground operations need to be optimized and flawless as well, since grounded aircraft because of a technical malfunction in the airport infrastructure, entail huge running costs and hazards for all stakeholders. These exceptional aviation prerequisites call for a fire suppression system that meets or exceeds industry requirements. FirePro’s reliability, effectiveness, environmental considerations and minimal maintenance requirements offer an ideal solution for such purposes.
Today, most of the air freighters do not have aircraft fire suppression systems in the cargo compartment. This leaves the high value cargo area vulnerable to loss due to fire. The aircraft and the flight crew are also at risk due to collateral damage to critical equipment. The EU adopted halon replacement deadlines in the aviation industry by 2010 while the International Civil Aeronautical Organization (ICAO) established halon replacement deadlines by 2011.