It’s not long ago that you could board an airliner and, thanks to a little known system called funnelled flame retardant (FFRF), buy yourself a bigger break during an emergency landing. This system worked by keeping nearly all of the oxygen inside an airplane from escaping to potentially injured or stunned passengers. It worked because the FDCA covered the entire cabin with a thin membrane of foamy foam known as enamel, much like the protective lining of your food processor.
But at the beginning of this decade, the FDCA changed the makeup of the enamel for the first time in 15 years, and now only the layers of foam right above the nose, just above the eyes, and just below the seat cushion have FFRF. And this has changed the definition of “severe injury” to the point where FAA regulations force the engine manufacturers to continue supplying the same materials, they just seem to be slightly watered down.
The DF foam melts at lower temperatures so the FDCA-enamel coated layer becomes warm. When the DF foam melts it absorbs some of the COVID’s heat and dissipates COVID back into the atmosphere where it dissipates into the atmosphere, creating a thick layer of moist carbon dioxide and other sooty gases (flammable gases).
When a plane unexpectedly begins to experience an engine failure, COVID bonds to liquid fuel combustion gases and sets ablaze. More important than combustion gases, COVID bonds to all of the dense combustion gases like organic nitric, acetylene, and hydrogen. Like fire itself, the formation of COVID takes place within the combustion process, creating yet another kind of “carbon bomb” but this one floats through the air until reached by jets of hot water, jettisoning those COVID layers to test ranges in the 90 to 110 degree F range, allowing firefighters, air crews, and other fire professionals to easily and safely solve the difficult problem of dealing with a rapidly spreading fire if the COVID itself has burned away.
But not any longer. The FDCA has been manufacturing a new version of FFRF for years, but hasn’t produced it. Rather than adding new layers of extra foam to the quilted foam lining of the aircraft cabin, the FDCA has simply made it a bit more resistant to COVID.
If you’re sitting behind us, you probably would know that this alteration didn’t really affect the safety of the plane or its passengers. Just because a piece of the original FDCA insulator has grown a little bigger doesn’t mean the engine itself is more fire resistant. That’s why your state-of-the-art ballistic masks would save your life.