Safety Navigating the Skies
Aviation OEM’s require strict smoke, flame and toxicity standards. Armacell is continuously working to improve our products and foam formulations so we may always meet the changing needs of the aerospace industry and its suppliers. Armacell performs extensive smoke, flame and toxic gas emissions testing to ensure specified products are meeting, if not exceeding, these required safety standards. Some aircraft fatalities are not caused by fire or heat, but instead by thick smoke or toxic fumes, which can cause confusion and disorientation.
Thankfully, a number of Armacell’s products have passed the requirements for toxic gas generation for Boeing BSS 7239 and Bombardier SMP 800C. Many of our products meet the challenging flame requirements of FAR 25.853 and a number of these cellular materials also carry a higher UL 94 Flame Rating (UL 94V-0) than most foam products.¹
The Federal Aviation Administration’s regulations for Bombardier Aerospace Model BD-100-1A10 recommend that side-facing, single occupancy seats use specific Body-to-Wall/Furnishing Contact standards. If a seat is installed behind a structure like an interior wall or furnishing that may contact a passenger’s pelvis, upper arm, chest, or head, then it is recommended that the contact surface be covered with at least two inches of energy absorbing, protective padding foam or equivalent such as Armacell’s EnsoLite or ArmaSport products.
Armacell brings more than half a century of science, expertise and innovation to foam technology. Armacell has the expertise to create specialized foam products in sheets, rolls or blocks, and most of our foam materials can also be cut to various shapes to fulfill a variety of customer needs, including laminating to other materials to create high-performance composites.
ArmaSport® AHC, APC, ALC, MC
EnsoLite® IG1, IV3, 1800
Monarch® 6231, 6931
For more products tested to aerospace specifications, visit www.armacell.us.