Mantle refinements from AmSafe Bridport

Written by: Alwyn Brice |
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AmSafe Bridport has further developed the Mantle product line into fire protection products specifically for the airframe structure, meeting the needs identified by major OEMs.

Mantle technology is now being utilised in the form of Fire Protection Liners as well as Fire and Smoke Barriers. These latter are used in both military and commercial aerospace to protect personnel from cargo fire and the resulting smoke toxins, enabling the aircraft to make a safe landing.

Mantle technology is also being developed for use on electric urban air mobility vehicles. Efficiency improvements for defence operators Mantle FSBs are currently in service with the US Armed Forces and have proven particularly advantageous for providing a flexible quick change solution. These circumstances require a fire and smoke barrier that can be changed out or moved to a different location within the aircraft with both speed and ease, such as with combi operations. This is a notable improvement compared to hard-mounted barriers that either do not allow for a reconfiguration or require excessive time and human resources to do so. Mantle provides significant time and handling benefits that, within a military context, permits operators to undertake a same-day configuration change to an aircraft mission without having to return to a secure maintenance base.

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