Code of Federal Regulations

Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space
Volume: 1Date: 2021-01-01Original Date: 2021-01-01Title: Section § 27.855 - Cargo and baggage compartments.Context: Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space. CHAPTER I - FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. SUBCHAPTER C - AIRCRAFT. PART 27 - AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: NORMAL CATEGORY ROTORCRAFT. Subpart D - Design and Construction. - Fire Protection.
§ 27.855 Cargo and baggage compartments. (a) Each cargo and baggage compartment must be constructed of, or lined with, materials that are at least— (1) Flame resistant, in the case of compartments that are readily accessible to a crewmember in flight; and (2) Fire resistant, in the case of other compartments. (b) No compartment may contain any controls, wiring, lines, equipment, or accessories whose damage or failure would affect safe operation, unless those items are protected so that— (1) They cannot be damaged by the movement of cargo in the compartment; and (2) Their breakage or failure will not create a fire hazard.