AmSafe Bridport contains battery fire

AmSafe Bridport has successfully conducted a full scale test withstanding a lithium-ion battery fire, within their certified Fire Containment Cover (FCC) System and their new Fire Containment Bag (FCB). The subsequent fire was successfully suppressed for over six hours.


AmSafe Bridport has successfully conducted a full scale test withstanding a lithium-ion battery fire, within their certified Fire Containment Cover (FCC) System and their new Fire Containment Bag (FCB). The subsequent fire was successfully suppressed for over six hours.

AmSafe Bridport provides the world’s first and only TSO-C203 approved FCC.

The Fire Containment range is designed for the protection of undeclared dangerous goods, with lithium batteries posing the biggest risk to air transport. Dangerous goods, including lithium batteries continue to be packed incorrectly, with a large number of accidents and near misses directly attributed to fire from these types of batteries. Boeing recently advised passenger airlines not to carry large numbers of lithium batteries in the bellyhold area.

The Fire Containment range includes the FCC, designed for full protection of a pallet load and FCB for smaller shipments. Both products provide passive protection from the risk of fire on board giving the crew additional time to make an emergency landing. The FCB can be customised to required sizes and provides additional flexibility and options and both are current products offered by AmSafe Bridport.