When it comes to overhauling engine and APU fire bottles, you may have noticed that the cost of replacing and reclaiming halon has risen steadily. At CGS, we must charge about twice as much for halon as we did just a few years ago. Large halon supplies are becoming scarce and OEMs have begun stockpiling Bromotrifluoromethane (Halon 1301) for new aircraft production. Unfortunately, this means there’s no good news in sight in regard to Halon prices and availability.
Compressed Gas Systems has the approved equipment to reclaim, clean, and certify Halon 1301 and Halon 1211 for aircraft use. We regularly purchase Halon from obsolete fire bottles and extinguishers. Prices have never been higher and now is a great time to turn in your old stock for cash! This also helps keep this gas from entering the upper atmosphere where it has been known to deplete the Ozone layer and contribute to global warming.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the United Nations Environment Programme’s Halons Technical Options Committee (HTOC) is currently seeking input from our industry regarding use of halon, as reported by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA). Please take some time to provide your input and describe your issues with Halon availability and supply.
ARSA Article: http://arsa.org/halon/
UN Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NDJPGH3