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Aircraft Cargo Area Fire Detection (NISTIR 6146)



D Blake, J O'Sullivan, S Hammann, M L. Kolleck, Thomas Cleary


Overviews of fire deteciton in aircraft cargo areas were presented by David Blake of the Federal Aviation Administration, John O'Sullivan of British Airways, Scott Hammann of Boeing Company, and Matt Koleck ofBooz-Allen & Hamilton. The breakout discussion sessions were headed by Thomas Cleary of NIST and Davis Blake of the FAA. The following sections are a synthesis of their comments.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6146
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fire detection, fire detection systems, cargo space, telecommunications, smoke detectors, false alarms, decision making, commercial aircraft


Blake, D. , O'Sullivan, J. , Hammann, S. , Kolleck, M. and Cleary, T. (1998), Aircraft Cargo Area Fire Detection (NISTIR 6146), NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed July 24, 2024)


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Created February 28, 1998, Updated October 12, 2021