ADDISION, Texas — Industrial Energy Products, Inc. (IEP) of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, has named Baker Aviation, an aircraft maintenance, management and charter company in North Texas, as its exclusive distributor of the HOT-STOP ‘L’ Fire Containment Bag product line.
The HOT-STOP ‘L’ Fire Containment Bag contains fires, explosions and smoke emissions from Lithium Ion-powered devices, as well as any combustible item aboard an aircraft, without the aid of a water supply, company officials explain.
The product line consists of containment bags that hold laptop computers, flight deck tablets, and defibrillators, as well as cell phone containment bags that also shield incoming and outgoing cellular signals. The HOT-STOP ‘L’ Fire Containment bag has been successfully tested twice in live fire evaluations at the FAA Tech Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and further independently fire tested by flight department end users, company officials note.
Lithium Ion battery powered computers and electronic devices have been identified as in-flight fire hazards due to the potential battery malfunctions that can result in violent fires and explosions that are difficult to contain inside an aircraft.
The bags are made up of multiple durable fabrics with a felt inner core that has a 3200ºF melting point, which is sandwiched between two outer layers that have a 2080ºF melting point and are proven to absorb the energy and fire while minimizing the escape of smoke, sparks and flames, company officials said.
The HOT-STOP line of fire containment bags can be customized to fit the aircraft owner’s need. Bags are currently offered off the shelf in small for smart phones, medium for tablets, and large for laptops. Defibrillator device covers are also available to safely contain these lithium ion battery powered devices. The newly developed smart phone bags are available with an additional lining that shields out any cellular reception to discourage cockpit texting and phone use while the aircraft is in operation.
Baker Aviation is a full-service aircraft maintenance, management and charter company, licensed to provide professional aviation services in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. It is headquartered at Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth, Texas, with new maintenance facilities at Addison Airport, in Addison, Texas, specializing in airframe maintenance for Hawker, King Air, Beechjet, Citation, Learjet, Falcon, Challenger and Gulfstream aircraft.
For more information: Baker-Aviation.com or 972-248-0457.