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Aircraft Fire Hazards, Protection & Investigation Course

While commercial air transport is very safe, recent accidents and the advent of lithium-ion batteries pose new safety challenges. These challenges will be discussed in this course such as the collision of an A350 with a DHC-8 in Tokyo, the GEnx engine fire in Miami, and the B787 APU fire in Boston.

This offering draws upon Dr. Moussa's work in this area since 1971 as well as related courses that BlazeTech has been teaching since 1998. Lectures will also include flammability of carbon fiber and glass fiber composites, emerging aviation fluids, emerging drone, fuel tank fire/explosion, fire extinguishment methods, protection methods, aircraft accident investigation, and fire/explosion pattern recognition.

For each type of fire, this course will provide a cohesive integrated presentation of fundamentals, small- and large-scale testing, computer modeling, standards and specifications, and real accident investigation - as outlined in the course brochure. This integrated approach will enable you to address safety issues related to current and new systems and circumstances, and to investigate one-of-a-kind fire and explosion accidents. The course will benefit professionals who are responsible for commercial aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles including design, equipment selection, test, operation, maintenance, safety management system, hazard/risk assessment, and accident investigation.

Attendees will benefit from:

  • Discussion of numerous real accident case studies
  • Presentation of related fundamentals
  • Dynamic class exchange of current issues
  • Discussion of testing and accident reconstruction
  • Available simplified analyses for quick answers
  • When to use such analyses vs. computer models?
  • What to ask from Subject Matter Experts?
  • What information forensic tools can provide?
  • How to assess hazards from new technologies?

Attendees receive class notes containing a wealth of key data and a certificate of completion. Course is equivalent to three Continuing Education Credit Units.

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