Building engineering

January 19, 2007 - 10:52am

The FAA extended by 24 months–to Sept. 2, 2009–the date for affected regional and major airline operators to comply with new Part 25 fire safety requirements for thermal/acoustic insulation used in transport-category airplanes manufactured after September 2 this year.

January 11, 2007 - 6:37am

New regulations regarding aircraft thermal and acoustic insulation have been amended in response to concerns raised by the business aviation industry that the requirements–effective Sept. 2, 2005-applied to a much broader range of components in in-service airplanes than was originally intended.

January 9, 2007 - 5:56am

The National Air Transportation Association still has concerns regarding the recently published requirements for improved flammability characteristics of thermal/acoustic insulation used as replacements on aircraft manufactured before Sept. 2, 2005.

December 11, 2006 - 5:52am

For years, AccuFleet has been known for its flammability testing and certification of interior cabin components and cargo compartment materials, a “hot button” for the FAA. Now the Houston-based company has added thermal acoustic materials testing to its capabilities.

October 30, 2006 - 8:30am

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has proposed a standard that will define air quality and comfort levels on commercial airplanes, but it is not related to any FAA study or any planned rulemaking.

October 19, 2006 - 7:17am

The FAA is considering amending its controversial rule upgrading flammability standards for thermal and acoustic insulation. The industry wasted no time in letting the agency know of its concern about the unexpected scope of the rule–which became effective on September 2–with the result that the agency has already taken steps to mitigate the burden on business aircraft owners and operators.

October 9, 2006 - 6:15am

Controversy continues to swirl around the FAA’s September 2005 regulations regarding aircraft thermal and acoustic insulation. The agency amended the original regulations after discovering the wording implicated a much broader range of components than intended and recognizing that in many cases compliant parts are not available.

September 25, 2006 - 8:13am

The FAA has amended new regulations regarding aircraft thermal and acoustic insulation in response to industry concerns that the requirements applied to a much broader range of components and airplanes than was originally intended.

September 20, 2006 - 12:24pm

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) still has concerns regarding new requirements for improved flammability characteristics of retrofitted thermal/acoustic insulation. This final rule significantly narrowed the scope of the requirement. However, in comments to the FAA, the association said hundreds of parts catalogs now contain part numbers that no longer comply with this rule.

September 20, 2006 - 12:20pm

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) still has concerns regarding new requirements for improved flammability characteristics of retrofitted thermal/acoustic insulation. This final rule significantly narrowed the scope of the requirement. However, in comments to the FAA, the association said hundreds of parts catalogs now contain part numbers that no longer comply with this rule.

 
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