SAE International’s Aerospace Recommended Practice ARP 4001, “Lavatory Smoke Detectors,” has just been reissued in a “Stabilized” Revision B. This new 8-page edition is available now from Document Center Inc. in either paper or secure pdf format.
ARP 4001B describes key features to incorporate in lavatory smoke detector systems. Consideration has been given to existing requirements of the FAA and to recommendations of aircraft operators and manufacturers.
This document is deliberately not specific in all areas in order to maximize the freedom to use state-of-the-art design and manufacturing technologies. Safe, reliable, and effective lavatory smoke detectors remain the primary goal of ARP 4001.
The intent of installing smoke detectors in aircraft lavatories is to enhance, through auditory and visual signals, the ability of flight attendants to detect fires in the cabin, and not to serve as primary detectors such as those used in isolated cargo compartments. By issuing a “stabilized” edition of this standard, SAE International is moving the document out of the 5 year review cycle routine.
What does the “stabilized” designation mean for SAE Standards? This particular recommended practice will no longer be periodically checked for technical changes as it has been unchanged for the past 12 years. In other words, SAE anticipates that the document will continue to be effective in it’s present state and will not review it again unless someone brings an issue to their attention.
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