Explosion-suppressant foam behind schedule

 - July 28, 2008, 11:42 AM

Plans to adapt explosion-suppressant foam (ESF) to business jets has been indefinitely delayed. Engineering Inerting Systems of Ramsey, N.J., a joint venture between Aircraft Services Group and ESF provider Crest Foam Industries, said in January it was aiming to obtain the initial STC for the Boeing Business Jet in about six months (AIN, February, page 32). George Salamy, vice president of technical product development for Engineering Inerting Systems, said the company is working with an undisclosed firm on the West Coast to develop an installation for the BBJ, but a completion date has not been determined.