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3M™ Nextel™ Flame Shield AL-1

     FAA Airworthiness Directive 2000-11-01

This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-80 and MD-90-30 series airplanes, and Model MD-88 airplanes, that requires a determination be made of whether, and at what locations, metallized polyethyleneteraphthalate (MPET) insulation blankets are installed, and replacement of MPET insulation blankets with new insulation blankets.

FAA Approved
3M™ Nextel™ Flame Shield AL-1 is installed over current MPET thermal acoustic installation, and has been approved by the FAA as an Alternative Method of Compliance to the requirements of the above AD 2000-11-01 after a series of FAA tests.
Economical 3M™ Nextel™ Flame Shield AL-1 installs quickly and simply reducing labor hours.
Fast Because existing MPET insulation blankets do not have to be removed, installation is fast and the aircraft can be returned to service sooner.
Industry Accepted Delta Air Lines is using 3M™ Nextel™ Flame Shield AL-1 on their fleet of MD-80 series aircraft.
Experienced 3M™ Nextel™ ceramic materials are in use today in firewalls, high temperature insulation, fireproof thermal blankets and in polymer composite structures in a wide variety of aircraft.

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