Questions tagged [smoke-detectors]

A smoke detector is a device that senses smoke, typically as an indicator of fire. Commercial and residential security devices issue a signal to a fire alarm control panel as part of a fire alarm system, while household detectors, known as smoke alarms, generally issue a local audible or visual alarm from the detector itself.

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Smoking in the cockpit - how is this tracked?

A finding in the final report of US-Bangla Airlines Flight 211 crash is that the captain was smoking in the cockpit during the flight (page 46, section 3.1.2 e of the final report). My questions are: ...
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In BGA or ATR's what are the major causes of ODOR in Cabin or Smoke in Cabin? [closed]

In BGA or ATR's what are the major causes of ODOR in Cabin or Smoke in Cabin? There are some of the maintenance activities that are related to removal of Engines or APU. Removal reason: Smoke in cabin ...
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Where is the toilet smoke detection indication displayed for a B777-200/300?

In case of smoke detected in any of aft toilet of a B777-200/300, where is the indication displayed? Is this at a single location, or at different locations?
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How does the Boeing 747 smoke evacuation work?

(source, inset source) I recently watched Mayday's dramatization of UPS Airlines Flight 6. Then I recalled the Boeing 747 having a SMOKE EVAC handle. How does ...
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On what principle(s) do aircraft smoke detectors work?

I know there are smoke detectors in aircraft but on what principle(s) do they generally work? Commercial smoke detectors can use several different techniques like optical sensing, heat sensing and ...