Skip to comments.TWA explosion sparks filter production at Porvair
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 Porvairs 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.
Porvairs 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 its called, is designed to inject nitrogen into an aircrafts 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 fleets fuel tanks to be used in the fuel tanks of Airbus aircraft.
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So, they have figured out how to filter shoulder fired missiles by terrorists?
I will never believe that ridiculous story...........ever!.........
You mean a 747 cannot climb 1800 ft without its nose?
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.
Sandy Burglar would later risk a prison sentence to steal TWA800 documents from the National Archive and keep them out of the 911 hearings.
No statistical evidence or calculations were ever produced by the CIA to show how they came up with their B.S. video recreation.
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.
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.
TWA Flight 800 was just off Long Island, not in the North Atlantic.
C’mon, International flights routinely take off with empty fuel tanks.
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.
Yeah, they run off the vapors.
To this day they all say, IMPOSSIBLE. Of course they were never called to the hearings.
TWA 800 = one of the biggest gubmint coverups of all time.
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.
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.