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Companies meet interior flammability standards.

Companies meet interior flammability standards

The introduction of new flammability legislation for aircraft passenger seats prompted the international Federation of Airworthiness to add presentations on this subject to the program for its 16th annual conference. In the presence of 120 delegates of airlines, manufacturers and governmental authorities from 19 countries, representatives from three companies--AaBe Fabrieken of the Netherlands, Metzeler of Germany and Carrington Firotex of Britain--explained how they are meeting the new flammability requirements of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the British Civil Aviation Authority.

The tighter standards to reduce flammability of aircraft interiors stemmed from two survivable accidents. …

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