Honeywell said it received FAA certification for its nitrogen generation system for 747s. The Honeywell inerting system is based on technology that reduces the risk of a fuel tank's flammability by injecting nitrogen-enriched air, displacing oxygen and reducing the risk of a fuel tank fire or explosion. Nitrogen inerting is one method of complying with a recent FAA NPRM ordering airlines to reduce flammability levels of fuel tank vapors in order to eliminate the risk of center wing tank ...

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