2020 NFPA 410 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Help keep your facility more compliant by following the latest provisions for aircraft maintenance in NFPA 410.

    Maintenance activities conducted inside an aircraft hangar play a critical role in fire protection and life safety. NFPA 410, Standard on Aircraft Maintenance, 2020 edition, is a vital resource providing broad-based requirements for activities ranging from electrical maintenance, aircraft cleaning, and fuel transfer to inspections and preventive care.

    The standard offers provisions for keeping aircraft maintenance operations in accordance with NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, and includes guidelines for the location and availability of appropriate fire protection equipment.

    The updated NFPA 410 is your source for the most current maintenance fire safety protocols.

    Airport managers, authorities having jurisdiction, and airline personnel rely on NFPA 410 for the latest in maintenance practices. The 2020 edition features revised references and requirements for portable fire extinguishers to reflect current options in extinguisher equipment.

    An approved American National Standard, this vital NFPA publication offers criteria for maintenance operations performed in an airport and hangar, including:

    • Aircraft fuel systems
    • Electrical equipment
    • Welding operations
    • Painting of aircraft
    • Ventilation equipment
    • Ground power units

    Make sure you have the information you need to meet the modern challenges of aircraft maintenance.

    Minimize the risks related to fire and other hazards in airport maintenance hangars and associated facilities by following correct maintenance procedures. Place an order for your copy of NFPA 410, Standard on Aircraft Maintenance, today!

    Are you interested in other editions of NFPA 410? Use the drop-down menu above to select the edition year you need.

  • Table of Contents (2020 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 410 Standard on Aircraft Maintenance, 2020 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Equivalency.
    1.4 Units.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications.
    2.3 Other Publications.
    2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections.
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Electrical Maintenance Operations
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Battery Charging and Equipment.
    4.3 Ground Power Units.
    4.4 Repair of Aircraft Electrical Systems.
    4.5 Repairs to Communications and Navigation Equipment.
    4.6 Cleaning of Electrical Components Installed on the Aircraft.
    4.7 Testing of Electrical Equipment During and Following Repair Operations.
    4.8 Energizing and De-Energizing Electric Circuits During Complete Engine Change.
    4.9 Electrical Equipment Mounted on Fixed Workstands.
    4.10 Electrical Equipment Mounted on Movable Stands.
    Chapter 5 Aircraft Breathing-Oxygen Systems
    5.1 Oxygen System Charging Operations and Safeguards.
    5.2 Specific Cautions Applicable to Gaseous Breathing Oxygen.
    5.3 Specific Cautions Applicable to Liquid Breathing Oxygen.
    5.4 Specific Cautions Applicable to Oxygen Generator Systems.
    5.5 Aircraft Breathing-Oxygen System Test and Repair Operations and Safeguards.
    5.6 Fire Emergencies.
    5.7 Breathing-Oxygen Cylinder Storage (DOT Gaseous Oxygen Cylinders and DOT-Type 4L Cylinders of Liquid Oxygen).
    5.8 Liquid Breathing-Oxygen Storage (in Other Than DOT-Type 4L Cylinders).
    5.9 Gaseous Oxygen Equipment.
    5.10 Miscellaneous Requirements.
    Chapter 6 Aircraft Fuel System Maintenance
    6.1 Fuel Transfer Equipment and Operations.
    6.2 Air Ventilation.
    6.3 Repair of Fuel Tanks.
    6.4 Pressure Testing of Aircraft Fuel Systems.
    Chapter 7 Aircraft External Cleaning, Painting, and Paint Removal
    7.1 General.
    7.2 Operational Sites and Precautions.
    7.3 Control of Flammable and Combustible Liquids.
    7.4 Housekeeping and General Safeguards.
    7.5 Inspection and Preventive Maintenance.
    Chapter 8 Aircraft Welding Operations
    8.1 General.
    8.2 Flammable Vapors.
    8.3 Equipment.
    8.4 Fire Protection.
    Chapter 9 Interior Cleaning and Refurbishing Operations
    9.1 General.
    9.2 Precautions for Flammable or Combustible Liquid Cleaning Agents.
    Chapter 10 Fire Protection
    10.1 General.
    10.2 Fire Extinguishers.
    10.3 Training.
    10.4 Materials to Access Aircraft.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Aircraft Breathing-Oxygen Systems
    Annex C Ventilation of Aircraft Fuel Tanks
    Annex D Nonflammable Agents and Solvents
    Annex E Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    Equip maintenance workers in airports and hangars with the latest fire safety protocols in NFPA 410.

    Keep your facility in compliance and your personnel safe. Airport managers, code enforcers, Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), and airline maintenance personnel need today's NFPA 410, Standard on Aircraft Maintenance. This Standard provides comprehensive fire protection criteria for all maintenance activities conducted inside an aircraft hangar including:

    • Aircraft fuel systems
    • Electrical equipment
    • Welding operations
    • Painting of aircraft
    • Ventilation equipment
    • Ground power units

    The 2015 NFPA 410 includes new requirements governing portable fire extinguishers.

    NFPA 410 ensures workers have appropriate fire protection equipment in the immediate location of aircraft maintenance operations.

    • Updated requirements address the phase-out of Halon portable extinguishers
    • Other changes reflect the new rating system for Class A and Class B portable fire extinguishers

    These provisions keep aircraft maintenance operations in accordance with NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers and as required by the AHJ for operations such as electrical maintenance, aircraft cleaning, and fuel transfer. (Softbound, 30 pp., 2015)


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