Dallas, Texas-based Aviall, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, has signed an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement with Fire Containment Concepts to distribute its PED FIRE-SAFE product, the company said.
According to Federal Aviation Administration reports, there have been at least 152 air or airport incidents involving lithium batteries in devices carried as baggage or cargo.
The PED FIRE-SAFE is a fireproof bag with a patented internal extinguishing system to completely mitigate any fire and overheating risks for phones, laptops, headphones, or other electronic devices in flight. Differing from other products of its type, the PED FIRE-SAFE utilizes an automatic suppression system to monitor the product´s temperature, and deploys an aqueous agent within the product to cool and suppress related fires if needed.
Aviall supports both commercial and defense business units within Boeing. It is a provider of aftermarket supply-chain management services for the aerospace and defense industries. The company markets and distributes products for more than 240 manufacturers and offers approximately 2 million catalog items from 40 customer service centers in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
Aviall also provides maintenance for aviation batteries, wheel and brakes, as well as hose assembly, kitting and paint-mixing services. The company offers a complete set of supply-chain and logistics services, including order processing, stocking and fulfillment, automated inventory management and reverse logistics to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and customers.