U.S. Federal Aviation Administration proposed actions regarding insulation blankets

Boeing supports the FAA's efforts to enhance airplane fire protection, and will work with the agency and airplane operators in order to make these improvements to new production and in-service airplanes.

The insulation material currently used on all Boeing aircraft -- including 7-series and MD models -- meets all current federal regulations for heat and fire resistance.

Although in-flight airplane fires are rare events -- and not a single fatality or injury has ever been attributed to an insulation blanket fire -- it is this type of improvement activity that can make commercial aviation even safer than it is today.


Background Information on Insulation Blankets