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25.795-5 - Cargo Compartment Fire Suppression

Date Issued
October 24, 2008
Responsible Office
ANM-100,  Aircraft Certification Service, Transport Airplane Directorate
Description
This advisory circular (AC) describes an acceptable means for showing compliance with the requirements of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), part 25, § 25.795(b)(3), “Cargo compartment fire suppression.” This section requires that the fire suppression system for the cargo compartment be designed to withstand a sudden and extensive explosion and fire, such as could be caused by an explosive or incendiary device. The means of compliance described in this document provides guidance to supplement the engineering and operational judgment that must form the basis of any compliance findings relative to the design of fire suppression systems for the cargo compartment.