With airliner survivability in terrorist attacks under scrutiny, a European program that has developed textile-based blast-resistant baggage containers is moving from research into commercialization following full-scale testing in disused aircraft. Completed in September, the European Union-funded Fly-Bag 2 program developed bombproofed cabin and cargo devices for both narrowbody and widebody aircraft and conducted ground blast tests on an Airbus A321 and Boeing 747 that resulted in no ...

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