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FAA approves H3R Aviation Halotron® 1 fire extinguishers

H3R Aviation, Inc., makers of Halon and Halon-alternative portable fire extinguishers, announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has tested and approved two additional Halotron® 1 fire extinguishers for on-board aircraft use. The 11 lb. model 397 and 15.5 lb. model 398 join the 5.5 lb. model B394TS to complete the company's line-up of FAA approved Halotron® 1 clean agent fire extinguishers.  

The FAA performed a series of tests intended to simulate the types of fires encountered on-board aircraft. Testing was performed in compliance with DOT/FAA/AR-01/37 (Development of a Minimum Performance Standard for Hand-Held Fire Extinguishers as a Replacement for Halon 1211 on Civilian Transport Category Aircraft). This standard specifies a minimum 5-B:C UL rating, as well as passing the seat fire toxicity test and the hidden fire test (measuring total flooding capability).  

"With the approval of the larger 1A:10B:C and 2A:10B:C-rated models 397 and 398 often used on the flight line, airlines now have Halon-alternative portable fire extinguisher options for nearly every on-board application, from cockpit to cargo bay." said Chris Dieter, vice president, marketing and distribution, H3R Aviation, Inc. "Like our wheeled flight line model 674, these models offer maximum visibility during discharge, no electrostatic or thermal shock to damage avionics, no electrical conductivity back to the operator and they require no clean-up when discharged."  

Halotron® 1 is the most widely tested and accepted Halon 1211-alternative agent for streaming applications. It is used in Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles at more than 100 commercial airports worldwide.

Press release issued by H3R Aviation, Inc. on July 6, 2009


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