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Halon-free Extinguisher (HAFEX)

Flight Operations | Applicability: Airbus fleet

Airbus Aircraft Family: A320 | A330 | A340 | A350 | A380

Halon used as an extinguishing agent is forbidden as per:

  • Montreal and Kyoto protocol
  • ICAO statement

From 2025, all portable fire extinguishers on in-service aircraft must be replaced by halon-free equipment.

You can replace all cockpit and cabin portable fire extinguishers by HAFEX bottles. HAFEX is the lightest alternative to existing halon extinguishers and weighs only 2.4kg per bottle (including 1.6kg of 2BTP agent and a bracket).



  • Compliance - Complies with Commission Regulation (EU) No 744/2010

  • Environmentally-friendly - Zero Ozone depletion potential and low global warming potential (<1)

  • Easy installation - Allows for re-use of most existing installation locations

  • The best performance vs volume halon free agent

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