Certified bomb resistant aircraft baggage carrier relies on Kevlar©

Date: 18 February 2002
Source: DuPont
DuPont participated in an event Friday in Washington, D.C., to mark the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)'s certification of a bomb-resistant aircraft baggage container made with DuPont™ Kevlar© brand fiber.

Kevlar© is an integral part of the Hardened Unit Load Device (HULD) introduced by Telair International of Rancho Dominguez, California. Designed for use in wide-body aircraft, the container is the first in the United States to pass the FAA's blast-resistant container test and receive a Technical Standard Order (TSO). During the test, the Telair HULD successfully contained the entire explosion and all associated fragments.

"With its lightweight strength and superior performance in ballistics and protective applications, Kevlar© is playing an ever-growing role in aircraft security," noted DuPont Advanced Fibers Systems Vice President and General Manager Diane Gulyas. "It is broadly used to help strengthen and protect the integrity of jet engine blades and casings, navigation cones, fuel tanks and passenger compartments. Recently, JetBlue and Alaska Airlines became the first U.S. carriers to adopt Kevlar© in their designs of reinforced cockpit doors and bulkheads following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. And now, Telair is using Kevlar© in blast-resistant baggage containers to provide another measure of protection for airline passengers and crews."

Kevlar© is one of a number of product and technology solutions available from DuPont to address heightened security concerns in the wake of the September terrorist attacks, added Bill McCabe, director of the DuPont security solutions offering. "These solutions include services that help prepare for critical events, and products and technologies that help safeguard food, structures and people. In its best-known application – bullet-resistant vests – Kevlar© has helped save the lives of more than 3,000 law enforcement officers."

600450 Certified bomb resistant aircraft baggage carrier relies on Kevlar© glassonweb.com
Date: 18 February 2002
Source: DuPont

See more news about:

See more from these topics:

Others also read

Mark the Date for “Everlam Laminated Architectural Glass Event” on 22- 23 Sept 2015 in Hamm-Uentrop, Germany.   Everlam is organizing a customer-only event in its manufacturing facility in Germany.
DuPont announced on July 23, 2015 that it has named Marc Doyle senior vice president for its Safety & Protection businesses, reporting to Ellen Kullman, chair and CEO. Matthew L.
JA Solar and DuPont held a strategic cooperation signing ceremony at the DuPont China R&D Center in Shanghai on December 9, 2014, in support of further collaboration on solar technology and the use of advanced materials from DuPont to help improve the power output, durability and return on investment for solar energy systems.  Yong Liu, chief operating officer, JA Solar (left front), Chuck Xu, global business director, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (right front), Matthew Trerotola, DuPont executive vice president (back row, fourth from right) and Tony Su, president of DuPont Greater China (Back row, third from right) were among those who attended the ceremony.
TOKYO, Japan, Kuraray Co., Ltd. (“Kuraray”, TSE:3405) reached an agreement to sell the European PVB film business formerly owned by European subsidiaries of E.
Advanced Materials Key to Enhance the Performance and Durability of Solar Energy Systems - DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DuPont) is highlighting how advanced materials help to improve the power output, durability and return on investment of solar energy systems to address India’s energy challenges, during the 8th Renewable Energy India Expo from September 3rd to 5th, 2014 in  Greater Noida.  The DuPont booth (Hall 5-35) will feature its latest advanced solar materials, as well as solar panels made using DuPont materials from Tata Power Solar.
DuPont has named Gregory R. Friedman as its vice president of Investor Relations, effective Sept. 1, succeeding Carl J. Lukach who has been appointed vice president, Treasury, Tax and Investor Relations for the new Performance Chemicals company.

Add new comment