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TWA explosion sparks filter production at Porvair
Citywire ^ | 26 June 2007 | Helen Burggraff

Posted on 06/26/2007 8:24:12 AM PDT by Hal1950

UK filtration and advanced materials group Porvair is among a number of companies working to prevent accidents like the one that killed 230 passengers aboard TWA flight 800 in a fireball off Long Island.

The Boeing 747 en route to Paris from New York exploded 12 minutes after takeoff from JFK International airport on 17 July, 1996. The cause was the subject of intense debate for years, but investigators concluded vapours ignited in a fuel tank.

Nearly eleven years later, Boeing has given initial approval ('qualification') for one of Porvair’s filter designs to prevent similar explosions in aircraft fuel tanks, the company said on Tuesday.

‘We had expected production of this unit to start immediately after qualification, but delays with other suppliers to this project have postponed this until later in the year,’ Porvair (PRV) said in a statement.

Porvair’s filter is part of a more complex unit for airplane fuel tanks that's being assembled from parts contributed by a number of manufacturers, Porvair group finance director Chris Tyler said in an interview.

The aerospace fuel tank inerting filter, as it’s called, is designed to inject nitrogen into an aircraft’s fuel tank in order to create a ‘fire blanket’ that eliminates the risk of an explosion, he said.

Porvair in February signed a supply agreement with Parker Hannifin for a filter similar to that being designed for the Boeing fleet’s fuel tanks to be used in the fuel tanks of Airbus aircraft.

(Excerpt) Read more at citywire.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: aerospace; twa800; twaflight800
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1 posted on 06/26/2007 8:24:14 AM PDT by Hal1950
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So, they have figured out how to filter shoulder fired missiles by terrorists?


2 posted on 06/26/2007 8:26:59 AM PDT by TommyDale (Rudy Giulianiís candidacy is fading faster than an abortionistís conscience.)
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4 posted on 06/26/2007 8:28:34 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Hal1950

I will never believe that ridiculous story...........ever!.........


5 posted on 06/26/2007 8:30:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (Bite your tongue. It tastes a lot better than crow................)
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To: ChenangoShooter.308
Project Bojinka and Other Hijack High-jinks
6 posted on 06/26/2007 8:36:20 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Red Badger

You mean a 747 cannot climb 1800 ft without its nose?


7 posted on 06/26/2007 8:36:34 AM PDT by zek157
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To: ChenangoShooter.308

Amen, Bro. Why they’re messing around with these million dollar laser dazzlers for civilian aircraft when they haven’t even been proven for military use yet is beyond me.

They could outfit an airliner with a missile threat/flare dispenser for around $100,000 each, and be done with it.

It’s not as if those things are going to be dropping flares on every takeoff, starting grass fires. Get what’s proven and on the shelf installed and be done with it.


8 posted on 06/26/2007 8:39:22 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: Red Badger
Slick couldn't let a terrorist attack on the U.S. ruin his reelection!

Sandy Burglar would later risk a prison sentence to steal TWA800 documents from the National Archive and keep them out of the 911 hearings.

9 posted on 06/26/2007 8:41:19 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Hal1950
Not a single eyewittness testified at the TWA800 hearings, not one.

No statistical evidence or calculations were ever produced by the CIA to show how they came up with their B.S. video recreation.

10 posted on 06/26/2007 8:45:12 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TommyDale
So, they have figured out how to filter shoulder fired missiles by terrorists?

How does one go about firing a shoulder fired missile from a little boat in the North Atlantic, hitting a large plane at altitude, causing it to explode? I'm sure I'm missing something, but that scenario would seem to surpass the operational capabilities of every MANPADS I'm familiar with.

11 posted on 06/26/2007 8:47:41 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Hal1950
The Boeing 747 en route to Paris from New York exploded 12 minutes after takeoff from JFK International airport on 17 July, 1996. The cause was the subject of intense debate for years, but investigators concluded vapours ignited in a fuel tank.

It's funny how those vapours in planes before and since this event never did ignite. Perhaps they only ignite when prompted by some outside force --- like a missile. I guess the investigators must have missed that.

12 posted on 06/26/2007 8:48:38 AM PDT by Uncle Chip (TRUTH : Ignore it. Deride it. Allegorize it. Interpret it. But you can't ESCAPE it.)
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To: Alter Kaker

TWA Flight 800 was just off Long Island, not in the North Atlantic.


13 posted on 06/26/2007 8:49:48 AM PDT by TommyDale (Rudy Giulianiís candidacy is fading faster than an abortionistís conscience.)
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To: Red Badger

C’mon, International flights routinely take off with empty fuel tanks.


14 posted on 06/26/2007 8:51:11 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Hal1950

So, nearly 11 years later we’re looking at ways to keep planes from blowing up on their own? This hasn’t concerned anybody before now? Hmmmm.


15 posted on 06/26/2007 8:51:39 AM PDT by scott7278 (Free soil, free labor, free speech, free men!)
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To: massgopguy
C’mon, International flights routinely take off with empty fuel tanks.

Yeah, they run off the vapors.

16 posted on 06/26/2007 8:56:47 AM PDT by scott7278 (Free soil, free labor, free speech, free men!)
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To: TexasCajun
My wife was one of about a dozen engineers that designed the "cobra" wireing for those planes. I will even name the company. AMP, now Tyco.

To this day they all say, IMPOSSIBLE. Of course they were never called to the hearings.

17 posted on 06/26/2007 8:58:26 AM PDT by AGreatPer (Impeach Reid)
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To: Hal1950

TWA 800 = one of the biggest gubmint coverups of all time.


18 posted on 06/26/2007 8:59:26 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220
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To: TexasCajun

Thanks for the post. “FIRST STRIKE” is a must read and hats off to Jack Cashill and Jim Sanders for their excellent work in authoring the book.


19 posted on 06/26/2007 8:59:41 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (God Bless America and The Republicans)
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To: TommyDale
TWA Flight 800 was just off Long Island, not in the North Atlantic.

TWA Flight 800 exploded 8 miles into the North Atlantic.

But please, let me know which MANPADS systems have the ability to hit a plane at 15,000 feet traveling at 500mph. If you can find one, I'm sure every country in the world would be interested in purchasing it.

20 posted on 06/26/2007 8:59:43 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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