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B752 Freighters Cargo Fire Extinguishing System  
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

Any Particular reason why B752 Freighters do not have a Fire Extinguishing System in the Main & Lower Decks like the Pax Version with Fire Extinguisher Bottles.

Instead rely on Elimination of the Fire thru starvation of Oxygen to the fire.Understandably they can do that since it only hold Freight.But there are times when Live Animals are on board too.

True it can be stated that in a Fire situation the Aircraft has Priority to Live Cargo.But Wouldn't Fire Extinguisher bottlesd do a better Job.

regds
MEL


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User currently offlineFredT From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 2185 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

What fire extinguishers are installed in the holds of the pax aircraft? I'd bet my money on halon or similar, which also suffocate the fire - and any live animals carried.

In fact, if you make it possible (and allowed) to enter a cargo area in flight, you can no longer have halon extinguishers due to the risk of killing whoever is in there when the extinguishers go off.

Rgds,
/Fred



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User currently offline113312 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 572 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2447 times:

Most cargo only aircraft have inadequate fire protection. Just because they don't carry passengers doesn't mean that the crew and any persons in the path of a burning aircraft are not at risk.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

Quoting 113312 (Reply 2):
Just because they don't carry passengers doesn't mean that the crew and any persons in the path of a burning aircraft are not at risk.

Exactly.Then why the Difference for Freighters & Pax Airliners regarding Fire Extinguishing Bottles.Seen similar differences on B752SF & B732SF compared to their Pax brethren.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineN8076U From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 425 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

Quoting FredT (Reply 1):
What fire extinguishers are installed in the holds of the pax aircraft? I'd bet my money on halon or similar, which also suffocate the fire - and any live animals carried.

Yup, halon, at least on UA's pax 757s.

Chris



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

Quoting N8076U (Reply 4):
Yup, halon, at least on UA's pax 757s

Two Bottles.One for Each Bulk hold on the B752 non Freighters.
regds
MEL



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