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Fire Protection System Control and Integration

Advanced software development programmes combined with our state-of-the-art system architecture, ensures that we minimise risk and support on-time deliveries for aircraft development programmes.

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From fire, smoke and overheat detectors and fire extinguishers located throughout the aircraft, our electronic control units seamlessly receive multiple signals.

They continuously monitor aircraft system health, rapidly alerting flight crew on detection of smoke or fire.

Our control units also log minor faults with pinpoint accuracy, enabling quick repairs by ground crews after landing.

Aircraft fire protection diagram

Our electronic control units – or control system algorithms – optimise fire protection system integration.

A fully integrated and intelligent solution

Interfacing with an aircraft’s real-time computer network, our systems precisely interpret fire detection data, issuing appropriate flight crew warnings, shutting off fuel and air supply lines, and discharging fire extinguishers.

Meggitt fire protection system software
  • Scaled to accommodate individual application: 8, 16, or 32-bit microcontroller platforms with customised operating systems
  • Reduced maintenance time: On-board data loadable controller, via ARINC 615 or similar. It does not require a return to factory
  • Reduced recurring and maintenance cost on Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) platforms: our software can be developed and co-hosted on a single LRU. We use Application Program Interfaces (APIs) of the ARINC 653 Operating System to communicate with system¬†interfaces

Reduced Development Risk

We use the SCADE process to design and automatically generate code for DO-178B levels A and B, reducing development risks associated with changing system requirements.

With full-automation, the design and development cycle is further reduced during test and flight certification, while ensuring high-quality software.

Meggitt fire protection system hardware
  • Faster, more accurate development times: DOORS expertise streamlines change management and improves overall quality
  • Quality proven: RTCA DO 254 compliant on all hardware, not just where required
  • Ultra-reliable: we routinely exceed electrical design specifications set by industry leaders (temperature, vibration, EMI, etc)

Key customers

Our fire protection control systems are certified for a wide range of civil and military programmes, including Airbus A350, A380, A320neo, A400M, Boeing 777F, KC46 Tanker, Bombardier, Embraer and the Boeing F/A-18.

We have extensive experience in certifying fire protection systems for aircraft.

For more information, please visit our specialist site: meggittsafety.com.