+ fire/overheat detection
+ smoke detection
+ system controllers
+ bleed air leak detection
Cargo smoke detection
Meggitt's photoelectric smoke detectors for cargo bay compartments provide dependable early detection of airborne smoke particles and enhance safety critical condition awareness. Tests show they provide the fastest response to hazardous conditions in line with one-minute response regulation. The units offer a high degree of immunity to dust, insects, moisture, and other environmental effects common to aircraft cargo compartments. Meggitt smoke detectors feature through-the-lens testing, require no scheduled maintenance and are regularly used for passenger-to-freight aircraft conversions.
Meggitt Safety Systems' Model 601 Smoke Detector is a photoelectric device that was specifically developed for aircraft cargo bay applications and is approved to TSO-C1b or TSO-C1c.
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) permitting installation of our cargo smoke detection system on all DC-10-10, DC-10-30, and Boeing 727-200 freighter aircraft. In addition, our cargo smoke detection system is basic equipment (along with our engine fire/overheat detection system) on the MD-11. Depending on the cargo configuration of this aircraft, anywhere from 10 to 28 smoke detectors are installed.
Meggitt's smoke detectors are also installed in cargo areas of the DC-9 and Fokker 27 and in the electronics bay of the Rockwell Commander 690.