Aviation safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
|Date issued:||04 November 2002|
|Safety action status:|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
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.
|Date issued:||03 January 2003|
|Response from:||Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)|
|Action status:||No Response|
ATSB Note: As at 03 January 2003, the ATSB has not received any comment from the FAA regarding this recommendation.