Cargo Stowage Bags
To an extremely high degree, the aviation industry is affected by the current corona pandemic. All passenger flights are nearly down, but there is a high demand for cargo transport. Industrial supply chains have to move on and regular cargo aircraft are operating at their limits.
Innovint developed a solution to convert the passenger main-deck into a cargo compartment, allowing to transport real cargo (beyond medical supplies on the basis of "permit to fly", or humanitarian passenger flights). This concept will add substantial payload and volume to the cargo hold of passenger aircraft and can be adopt with little effort to all types of commercial passenger A/C.
The approval process is based on the EU regulation 2018/1139 article 71 (provisions for flexibility in case of unforeseeable, and extraordinary circumstances), which allows a faster certification approach with the National Aviation Authorities (NAA), as an STC via EASA process would take too much time. However, all relevant qualification and certification issues will follow rules and methods as if an STC is established. Our partner EASA 21J Design Organization will guide and establish necessary data to reach an equivalent level of safety to ensure the continued airworthiness and safe operation of the A/C after modification.
PED Containment Bag
Innovint upgraded its InnoBag family with a new member: The PED Containment Bag (lithium-ion fire containment bag) is a professional solution to manage incidents caused by thermal runaways of ithium-ion batteries used in Portable Electronic Devices (PED) throughout the aircraft cabin. The PED Containment Bag is made of state of the art fire resistant materials with a temperature resistance of up to 1.000 degrees Celsius to contain defective devices. Due to its robust build-up the bag is able to withstand highly-intensive thermal runaways and helps to protect the passengers, crewmembers and cabin environment from fire or hazard. In addition, the PED Containment Bag supports a safe transport within the cabin to a fire protected place for a safe cool-down of the defective PED.
Innovint presents EFBK for incidents with Li-Ion batteries
Due to their high energy density Lithium-ion batteries have become power sources for a wide range of Portable Electronic Devices (PED), such as mobile phones, tablet computers, cameras, notebooks or torch lights.
As these PEDs are present in nearly all day-to-day situations they are also part of every flight all over the world: on flight decks used for flight operations, in the cabin carried for entertaining of passengers and in cargo hold as transported goods. An increasing number of incidents caused by PED has occurred due to battery failures – the so called thermal runaway. During this event the battery releases the stored energy at a very short time leading to serious hazards like fire and dense smoke.
Just last week the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued a Service Information Bulletin (SIB) No. 2009-22R1 taking into account such incidents. This SIB recommends to use International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Doc. 9481-AN/928 ‘Emergency Response Guidance for Aircraft Incidents Involving Dangerous Goods’ as guidance for handling Li-Ion fires. In parallel Innovints’ brand new Electronic Flight Bag Kit (EFBK) takes into account this guidance as a professional all-in-one solution enabling the cabin crew to handle Li-Ion fi res until controlled cool-down safely. Two fire-proof PED Containment Bags using state-of-the-art materials with temperature resistance up to 1.000 degree Celsius are provided to contain damaged devices. To protect crewmembers fire-proof gloves as well as safety goggles are included. All EFBK equipment is stored practically in a portable aluminum kit and is therefore ready to use. Considering also the upcoming trend of using tablet computers in the cockpit for flight operations Innovint consequently provides in the EFBK two appropriate storage provisions for PEDs and an additional USB World Power Adapter for charging of electronic devices around the world as well as the possibility to lock the kit. Therefore an adequate protection of flight critical equipment is ensured. Moreover, the Kits’ compact one piece arrangement enables an efficient crew handover between flights.
New regulation dictates the use of a Child Restraint System for aircraft registered in Brazil
The board of Civil Aviation Agency-ANAC regulated by law that Brazilian aircraft operators must provide child restraint system for all infants regardless of age.
For this reason LATAM Airlines Group and VRG Linhas Areas S.A. ordered a total amount of 180 child restraint systems from Innovint Aircraft Interior GmbH in Germany, Hamburg.
The INNOVINT SkyKids® child seat is the only child seat which is approved for take-off and landing and which meets all international airworthiness regulations. It has been developed with every kind of operative requirement of airlines as far as weight, handling and storage in the cabin. Furthermore, it has been put through the 16g dynamic test according to emergency landing conditions aircraft seat requirements.
With the help of a normal passenger lap belt the seat can be secured in aftward facing position (for infants) and forward facing position (for toddlers) to all common aircraft seats.
“This regulation confirms our motivation and efforts over the last years and we are proud that we are the only company worldwide providing a child restraint system which finally offers small travelers the same safety level as to their parents” said Uwe Groening, CEO Innovint Aircraft Interior GmbH.