Recommendation R20020055

Recommendation issued to: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Recommendation details
Output No: R20020055
Date issued: 04 November 2002
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety Recommendation

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Federal Aviation Administration of the USA:

a) Review location of fire bottles on aircraft to reduce the possibility of a premature discharge of fire retardant where the temperature in the area that contains the fire bottle rises above the setting of the fusible valve.

b) Review the adequacy of the current requirements for fire-extinguishing systems to include a requirement that the pilot be provided with an in flight indication of an uncommanded discharge of fire retardant.

Initial response
Date issued: 03 January 2003
Response from: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Action status: No Response
Response text:

ATSB Note: As at 03 January 2003, the ATSB has not received any comment from the FAA regarding this recommendation.

Last update 03 April 2012