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Flammability and Fire Resistance Testing of Aircraft Interior Textiles and Upholstery

In order to assure prescribed levels of fire safety in civil aircraft. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires that a variety of fire test methods be used to demonstrate that aircraft materials meet specified performance criteria when exposed to heat or flame. In principle, the specific test method required serves as a surrogate for the fire environment to which a given material could potentially be exposed, and the test criteria relate to the performance of the material in this fire environment. IFS Laboratories offer testing to FAR/JAR 25.853 Appendix F Part 1, CS 25.853 Appendix F Part 1 & DOT/FAA/AR-00/12 (Chapter 1-4) using Vertical, Horizontal, 45° Angle and 60° Angle Burn tests to accommodate the requirements of a variety of fire environments within aircrafts.

Types of Flammability Testing