Information Bulletins

Document Title Description
IB-02 Guidance on Fire Testing Rules & Regulations Guidance on FAA fire testing rules & regulations covered in Parts 23, 25, 27, and 29.
IB-03 How to Request Testing Instructions for ordering tests.
IB-04 Test Sample Requirements Procedures for preparing test samples prior to submission.
IB-05 Payment Terms Overview of our payment terms and payment options.
IB-06 Building Seat Cushion Samples Guidance for building seat cushion test samples for the Oil Burn for Seat Cushion (fireblock) test.
IB-07 Conforming Test Samples (8130-9 form) How to fill out FAA form 8130-9 for conformity of test samples.

External Resources

Document Title Description
DOT/FAA/AR-00/12 Aircraft Materials Fire Test Handbook Describes all FAA-required fire test methods for aircraft materials in a consistent and detailed format.
PS-ANM-25.853-01-R2 Flammability Testing of Interior Materials Provides guidance on acceptable methods of compliance with the flammability requirements of 14 CFR Part 25 for commonly constructed parts, construction details, and materials.
AC 20-135 Powerplant Installation and Propulsion System Component Fire Protection Test Methods, Standards and Criteria Provides guidance for demonstrating compliance with powerplant fire protection requirements. Used to determine fire resistant and fire proof properties of materials and components in propulsion engines and APU installations.
AC 21-25B Approval of Modified Seating Systems Initially Approved under a TSO Provides information, clarification, and procedural guidance concerning the approval and installation of modified Technical Standard Order (TSO) seating systems in U.S. type certified aircraft.
AC 23-2A Flammability Tests (Part 23 and 27) Provides means of showing compliance with the flammability requirements of CAR 3 and with 14 CFR Part 23 and 27 aircraft.
AC 25.853-1 Flammability Requirements for Aircraft Seat Cushions Provides guidance material for demonstrating compliance with regulations pertaining to flammability of aircraft seat cushions.