DS/ISO 14186:2013

Air cargo - Fire containment covers - Design, performance and testing requirements

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1.1 This International Standard specifies the minimum design and performance criteria and testing
methods of fire containment covers ( FCCs ) used:
(a) either in those cargo compartments of civil transport aircraft where they constitute one means of
complying with applicable airworthiness regulations,
(b) or on a voluntary basis, when deemed appropriate by operators to improve fire protection in
aircraft cargo compartments where airworthiness regulations do not mandate their use.
1.2 The fire containment covers ( FCCs ) specified by this International Standard are intended to be
used to cover unitised cargo contained / restrained in an air cargo pallet and net assembly, for loading
into aircraft main deck cargo compartments :
(a) either class F aircraft cargo compartments according to CS-25 § 25.857(f) and AMC to CS-
25.855 and 25.857, in accordance with 1.1 (a) above,
(b) or class B aircraft cargo compartments according to CS-25, JAS Part 3 or 14 CFR Part 25 §
25.857 (b), in accordance with 1.1 (b) above,
(c) or class E aircraft cargo compartments according to CS-25, JAS Part 3 or 14 CFR Part 25 §
25.857 (e), in accordance with 1.1 (b) above.
NOTE 1 – Though nothing prevents a fire containment cover (FCC) from being carried in a lower deck class C
aircraft cargo compartment, it is not intended for this use since its fire containment capability would be
redundant with that of the aircraft's fire containment and suppression system, which it could hamper.
1.3 The fire containment covers specified by this International Standard may be of two types:
(a) type I : separate devices to be installed over a pallet's load below a net approved for this purpose,
(b) type II : devices permanently attached to a pallet net approved for this purpose .
1.4 The unit load devices (pallet and net) used in conjunction with the fire containment cover are
specified in this International Standard only insofar as their flammability requirements are concerned.
They are not otherwise specified in this International Standard.
NOTE 2 – See Bibliography for applicable ULD airworthiness approval and general design standards.
1.5 This International Standard is not intended to cover fire containment of loose baggage or loose
cargo loaded in bulk cargo compartments.
1.6 This International Standard does not cover requirements for fire detection or suppression devices.
The specified fire containment covers (FCCs) are passive devices.
1.7 The use of fire containment covers meeting the requirements of this International Standard is not
sufficient to ensure flight safety : this International Standard is based on the assumption that the
approved fire containment covers will be installed and checked prior to aircraft loading in accordance
with appropriate operating instructions, by competent, suitably trained, personnel as defined for
example in ISO 9001: 2008 sub-clause 6.2.2 (see [7] in Bibliography and clause 9.3 hereafter).

Number of pages: 40

Published: 2013-09-13

Date of approval: 2013-09-03

International relationships : ISO 14186:2013 IDT

ICS: 49.120 - Cargo equipment 13.220.20 - Fire protection

Item number: M263337



  • ISO/TC 20/SC 9

Danish committee