Smiths Team with Shaw for on Board Inert Gas Generating Systems.Business Editors
CHELTENHAM, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 26, 2003
Smiths Aerospace has signed a teaming agreement with Shaw Aero Devices, Inc. to provide On Board Inert Gas inert gas or noble gas, any of the elements in Group 18 of the periodic table. In order of increasing atomic number they are: helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon. Generating Systems (OBIGGS OBIGGS On-Board Inert Gas Generating System ) for the air transport marketplace. The collaboration will bring together the innovation in inerting from Shaw with the organisational strengths and experience in fuel system safety solutions from Smiths. The agreement takes effect immediately between Smiths Aerospace and Shaw Aero Devices of Naples, Florida Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, USA. As of 1 July 2006, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population at 21,804. Naples is the County seat of Collier County, and is a Principal City of the Naples-Marco Island, Florida Metropolitan Statistical USA.
The On Board Inert Gas Generating System will provide a solution to reduce the flammability flam·ma·ble
Easily ignited and capable of burning rapidly; inflammable.
[From Latin flamm of fuel tanks to improve the safety of aircraft. Installing the OBIGGS system is an approach that can be taken by aeroplane manufacturers to comply with SFAR SFAR Société Française d'Anesthésie et de Réanimation (French Society of Anesthesia and Intensive Care)
SFAR Special Federal Aviation Regulation
SFAR Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research 88 requirements (reduction of flammability in aeroplane fuel tanks). The OBIGGS can be used in conjunction with Smiths' Transient Suppression technology to provide a total SFAR 88 solution.
About the On Board Inert Gas Generating System: The system will provide a supply of Nitrogen Enriched Air (NEA NEA
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About SFAR 88: SFAR 88 (Special Federal Aviation Regulation 88) is an FAA ruling that has been designed to improve Fuel System Safety on aircraft by minimising flammability and reducing ignition sources into the tank. The SFAR applies to "the holders of type certificates (TC), and STCs that may affect the airplane fuel tank system. The airplane has either a maximum type certificated passenger capacity of 30 or more, or a maximum type certificated payload capacity of 7,500 pounds or more."
About Smiths: Smiths Aerospace is the leading transatlantic aerospace equipment company, with its 12,000 staff and $2 billion revenues split equally between Europe and North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. . The company holds key positions in the supply chains of all major military and civil aircraft and engine manufacturers and are world-leaders in electronic and mechanical systems, as well as engine components.
About Shaw: Shaw Aero Devices, Inc. is a fully integrated design The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter.
Please help [ improve the introduction] to meet Wikipedia's layout standards. You can discuss the issue on the talk page. , engineering, and manufacturing company that develops, tests, qualifies, and markets a wide range of fuel, oil, and water/waste components for aircraft. These products include oil/hydraulic reservoirs complete with all related components, LIGHTNING SAFE (R) products including fuel filler caps and drain valves, fuel shut-off valves, flame arrestors and fuel tank inerting products for fuel system safety.