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This standard enhances crew and users safety by specifying requirements for the type and size of portable fire extinguishers for all types of aircraft. It also provides requirements for training flight-crew members on extinguishers use in the event of a fire onboard an aircraft.
Provisions cover extinguisher types and capacities; distribution of extinguishers; inspection, maintenance, and hydrostatic testing; flight crew training; self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), personal breathing equipment (PBE); and halocarbons and their use and efficacy.
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