Re: Replacement for Halon fire extinguishant

Date:         04 Jun 97 01:45:41 
From:         Seth Dillon <sdillon@ilinks.net>
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S. Buining wrote:
>
> David Lesher wrote:
> >
> > GWilson404@aol.com writes:
> >
> > >Can anyone update me with the latest status of an approved alternative to
> > >Halon for engine fire extinguishers? e.g. is there a planned date for an
> > >FAA approval?
> >
> > Every proposal I have seen involved buying up existing supplies and
> > stockpiling same.
>
> There have been several options. At this moment the Halon replacement
> task force (existing of Airlines, authorities and 'Halon-experts') have
> not decided on a replacement (as far as I know). Still you have to
> question what the hurry is for the European and US markets as long as
> there is major production of Halon in Azia (for example India still
> produces Halon on a large scale) and authorities over there are not
> (yet) cooperating with Europe and US.
>
> Michiel van der Eijk

If I remember correctly I read a small article this past week in
"Aviation Daily" that Halon had been reapproved for fire extinguishing
applications by the US EPA

				-Seth