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December 2006 edition

Airbus patent protects greenfire extinguishing system innovations

Airbus has filed two patent applications to protect innovations of an environmentally friendly fire extinguishing system for aircraft engine and APUs it is jointly developing with Siemens.

Siemens says the innovation results from the Extinguishing Concept Lowering Ozone depletion and Greenhouse effect (ECOLOG) research programme that was set up in 2003. The system used Novec 1230, a fire extinguishing agent developed by 3M that Airbus says is "completely inoffensive to the environment."

The U.S. Federal Aviation Authority and the European Aviation Safety Agency have been asked for input and approval.

"The next step will involve the development of a detailed design for an engine extinguisher that will then be subject to the flight and qualification tests that are required for certificati....

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