FLY-BAG2 builds upon the success of the recently (2011) completed FP7 research project FLY-BAG, which developed and demonstrated a blast-resistant textile-based luggage container for narrow-body passenger airplanes. See the video documentary of FLY-BAG here: http://www.euronews.com/2011/01/25/bomb-proof-textiles-take-off/
The aim is now to exploit the knowledge gathered in the previous project to develop new devices for both cabin and cargo environments and to enlarge the experimental validation of the new concepts including full scale tests on retired aircrafts, which were not performed in the previous project.
FLY-BAG2 in particular aims at developing two different devices for the protection of cabin and cargo compartment environments, the FLY-BAG2 cabin version and the FLY-BAG2 cargo version, both based on breakthrough high performance technical textiles and lightweight energy absorbing composite elements.
The breakthrough approach of FLY-BAG2 is to provide passive security measures for the mitigation and containment of onboard blast and for the cost effective retrofitting of aircraft travelling on critical routes. FLY-BAG2 solutions aim at achieving the highest degree of protection to aircrafts and passengers by counteracting threats posed by both explosive devices smuggled inside the passenger cabin and by bombs concealed inside ULD (Unit Load Device), thanks to flexible and lightweight textile-based materials, lightweight composites and high resistant zip closures.