Safety watchdog calls for new airfreight fire rules

The National Transportation Safety Board in the US recommended changes to airfreight rules following publication of its investigation of three major cargo plane fires on 28 November. NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman called for new Federal Aviation Administration rules requiring better early detection of fires inside cargo containers, development of fire-resistant containers and requiring active fire-suppression systems on all freighter aircraft. In the three cargo fire accidents investigated, in Dubai, North Korea and ... [+]

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