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Vector takes AS350 crash resistant fuel system to AMTC 2017

Vector takes AS350 crash resistant fuel system to AMTC 2017

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, will be exhibiting for the second time at the Association of Air Medical Services’ Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), taking place at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Downtown Fort Worth, Texas from October 16th – 18th, 2017, in Booth… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 20-Oct-17

UAS FuelEvolution™ launches at NBAA-BACE 2017

UAS FuelEvolution™ launches at NBAA-BACE 2017

UAS International Trip Support (UAS) launches its latest technology, UAS FuelEvolution at NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas today. As the industry’s newest all-in-one fuel management solution, UAS FuelEvolution is designed to simplify fuel management and ordering for both private and commercial operators. This powerful technology tool – the latest addition to the UAS EvolutionTM suite –… Read more »

Source: UAS, 13-Oct-17

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MDHI and Robertson to create ballistic tolerant crashworthy fuel systems

MDHI and Robertson to create ballistic tolerant crashworthy fuel systems

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) and Tempe, Arizona-based Robertson Fuel Systems announce a joint development agreement to create  the next generation of ballistic tolerant crashworthy fuel systems (BTCWFS) for MDHI’s family of military helicopters. The companies will work together to qualify the BTCWFS for 369FF type-certified aircraft with a U.S. Army Airworthiness Release (AWR). MDHI has initiated… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 08-Aug-17

Fuel Consumption Figure Drops for AW189

Fuel Consumption Figure Drops for AW189

Leonardo will soon be able to boast an official fuel consumption figure drop of their AgustaWestland AW189. Monitoring systems and flight recorders have shown that the super-medium-twin helicopter has had an improvement of 4-7%. This figure has also been validated via test flights by GE Aviation, who is the supplier of the CT7 engines reports… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Jul-17

EASA Approves Shadin Avionics STC for Robinson R66 Fuel Flow Management

EASA Approves Shadin Avionics STC for Robinson R66 Fuel Flow Management

Shadin Avionics recently announced that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the Shadin Avionics Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for the Robinson R66 Fuel Flow Management System. The certification covers the installation of a RemoteFlo Fuel Flow System on the Robinson R66 helicopter and Rolls-Royce RR300 engine. The RemoteFlo offers R66 pilots access to… Read more »

Source: EASA, 12-Jul-17

Air BP appointments new Global GA Sales and Marketing Manager

Air BP appointments new Global GA Sales and Marketing Manager

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, today announces the appointment of Irene Lores as Global General Aviation Sales and Marketing Manager, effective immediately. Irene will be based at Air BP’s offices in Madrid, Spain and will be responsible for the company’s global sales and marketing activity in general aviation. She brings… Read more »

Source: Air BP, 26-Apr-17

US Marines demonstrate longer range UH-1Ys and AH-1Zs with auxiliary fuel tanks

US Marines demonstrate longer range UH-1Ys and AH-1Zs with auxiliary fuel tanks

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 used new auxiliary fuel tanks to fly the AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom helicopters farther than ever, during flights based from Okinawa, March 10-14. The helicopters demonstrated a 25% range increase, according to Capt. Christopher Millar, a UH-1Y Venom pilot with HMLA-267, a squadron deployed to Okinawa from Camp… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 23-Mar-17

Vector and Robertson finalizing design of AS350/EC130 fuel tank

Vector  and Robertson finalizing design of AS350/EC130 fuel tank

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has over the past year continued to pursue certification of the crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) being developed with Robertson Fuel Systems LLC as a retrofit for the Airbus AS350/EC130 family of helicopters. Vector and Robertson have undertaken substantial testing of… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 08-Mar-17

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FAA Issues Shadin Avionics STC for Robinson R66 Fuel Flow Managements

FAA Issues Shadin Avionics STC for Robinson R66 Fuel Flow Managements

Shadin Avionics recently announced the completion and receipt of Supplemental Type Certificates for the installation of a RemoteFlo Fuel Flow System on the Robinson R66 helicopter and Rolls-Royce RR300 engine. The RemoteFlo offers R66 pilots access to real-time fuel flow management information directly on their GPS or Flight Management System. In addition to Fuel Flow,… Read more »

Source: Shadin Avionics, 10-Feb-17

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Airbus C295W Demonstrates Refuelling Contacts With Helicopter

Airbus C295W Demonstrates Refuelling Contacts With Helicopter

Airbus Defence and Space has followed its recent successful demonstration of air-to-air refuelling between two C295W medium transports with a demonstration of refuelling contacts with a H225M Caracal helicopter. In the trial, performed jointly with Airbus Helicopters from Marignane, France in December, contacts were executed at speeds of 105-115kt and both crews reported smooth and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Defence and Space, 23-Jan-17

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FAA Investigation of Fuel Fed Fires

FAA Investigation of Fuel Fed Fires

The FAA has been investigating fuel systems after the Flight for Life AS-350 crash last year, where the fuel-fed fire contributed to the pilot’s death and seriously injured the flight nurse. The results show that fuel systems that abide by 1994 federal standards, could eliminate injuries caused by fires in survivable accidents. The problem is that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Jan-17

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Air BP achieves carbon neutral status across 250 airport operations

Air BP achieves carbon neutral status across 250 airport operations

Air BP has become the first aviation fuel supplier to achieve carbon neutrality for its into-plane fuelling services across an international network of over 250 Air BP operated facilities. The achievement follows a two-year journey, and was assured by the independent sustainability specialist company, ERM CVS Ltd. Air BP carbon neutrality supports Air BP’s Environmental… Read more »

Source: Air BP, 08-Nov-16

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Air BP launches Environmental Solutions offer at EBACE

Air BP launches Environmental Solutions offer at EBACE

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, is launching its new Environmental Solutions offering at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva this week (Booth 131).The comprehensive service is made up of a number of elements supporting a best practice carbon reduction framework. It aims to help mitigate carbon… Read more »

Source: Air BP, 23-May-16

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FAA progresses target of unleaded fuel for GA community

FAA progresses target of unleaded fuel for GA community

As part of its ongoing efforts to develop an acceptable unleaded fuel for small airplanes, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it has selected two unleaded fuels for further testing. This will move the general aviation (GA) community a step closer to having new fuels that eliminate their reliance on… Read more »

Source: FAA, 30-Mar-16

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Congressman highlights alleged illegal Gulf of Mexico fuel grabs

Congressman highlights alleged illegal Gulf of Mexico fuel grabs

Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD, (R-Lafayette) sent a letter with his colleagues calling for an official U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigation into illegal practices by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) in the Gulf of Mexico. BSEE has historically entered into contract agreements with helicopter service providers to obtain helicopter fuel… Read more »

Source: Charles Boustany, 23-Mar-16

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VIH Aerospace delivers 22 S-92 auxiliary fuel tank systems to Bristow

VIH Aerospace delivers 22 S-92 auxiliary fuel tank systems to Bristow

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services; and a specialist in designing Supplemental Type Certified solutions for the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter has reached a delivery milestone of 22 auxiliary fuel tank systems to Bristow Group (Bristow). VIHA is exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2016 — Booth # 1209…. Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 29-Feb-16

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Robertson Develops Crash-Resistant AS350 Primary Fuel System

Robertson Develops Crash-Resistant AS350 Primary Fuel System

Robertson Fuel Systems (RFS), a HEICO Company and renowned provider of military-grade fuel systems, is finalizing development of its first fuel system for civil rotorcraft. The company, which has been developing the system with Vector Aerospace, will begin flight testing its Crash-Resistant Primary Fuel System (CRPFS) for AS350 helicopters this summer. Production would begin this… Read more »

Source: Robertson, 29-Feb-16

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Southwest Fuel Systems Exhibiting at Heli-Expo

Southwest Fuel Systems Exhibiting at Heli-Expo

M International is pleased to announce representatives from their industry leading Accessory MRO facility Southwest Fuel Systems (SWF) will be in full-force from February 29th through March 3rd during the annual Heli-Expo Helicopter Trade Show & Exposition to be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky (USA). During the world’s largest 100% dedicated… Read more »

Source: M International, 29-Feb-16

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VIH Aerospace to offer S-92 Three Tank Aux Fuel System

VIH Aerospace to offer S-92 Three Tank Aux Fuel System

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services; and a specialist in designing and developing Supplemental Type Certified solutions for the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter announces that research and development plans are underway for VIHA to introduce a three tank system to further increase operational range by introduction… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 29-Feb-16

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Robertson and Firehawk Helicopters team to certify S-70 aux tanks

Robertson and Firehawk Helicopters team to certify S-70 aux tanks

Robertson Fuel Systems (RFS), a HEICO Company and renowned provider of military-grade fuel systems, is working with Firehawk Helicopters to test and certify a Conformal Auxiliary Fuel System (CAFS) for installation on commercial Sikorsky S-70 helicopters.  Firehawk is currently flight testing the aircraft, and certification is expected by the end of 2016. A BHI Squared… Read more »

Source: Robertson, 29-Feb-16

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FAA approves R66 aux tank

FAA approves R66 aux tank

Robinson Helicopter Company announces an optional 43-gallon auxiliary fuel tank for its R66 Turbine helicopter, extending the helicopter’s range by as much as 200 nautical miles (230 statute miles). The fuel tank mounts on a fiberglass tray that installs in the forward section of the baggage compartment. The tank occupies two-thirds of the compartment, leaving… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 24-Feb-16

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RWSI lobbies Indian Government to extend fuel concession to helicopters

RWSI lobbies Indian Government to extend fuel concession to helicopters

The proposal to reduce VAT on jet fuel to 1 per cent under the draft civil aviation policy should be extended to helicopters providing regional connectivity, according to non-profit group RWSI. See Full Story

Source: The Economic Times, 30-Nov-15

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AMOA, Airbus and Bell commit to crash resistant fuel systems

AMOA, Airbus and Bell commit to crash resistant fuel systems

The Air Medical Operators Association (AMOA), in cooperation with helicopter manufacturers Airbus Helicopters and Bell Helicopter, announces its commitment to the installation of Crash Resistant Fuel Systems (CRFS) in all new aircraft and equipping current aircraft with CRFS as those products become available. Our members are proud to partner with Bell Helicopter and Airbus on this… Read more »

Source: AMOA, 26-Nov-15

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Air BP appoints North America GA Director

Air BP appoints North America GA Director

Leading international aviation fuel products and services supplier, Air BP, has announced the appointment of Julio Casas as North America General Aviation Director. Julio will be based at Air BP’s American headquarters in Chicago, IL, and starts his role with immediate effect. In hisnew position one of his first responsibilities will be to participate inthe… Read more »

Source: Air BP, 05-Nov-15

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Successful CLEEN Environmental Program Begins New Phase

Successful CLEEN Environmental Program Begins New Phase

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that it has awarded $100 million in contracts to eight companies to develop and demonstrate technologies that reduce fuel consumption, emissions, and noise under the second phase of its Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions, and Noise (CLEEN II) program. “By partnering with private industry on advancing the next generation… Read more »

Source: FAA, 09-Sep-15

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Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $10M modification for MV-22 aux fuel contract

Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $10M modification for MV-22 aux fuel contract

Robertson Fuel Systems, LLC, Tempe, Arizona, is being awarded a $10,002,302 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0097) to exercise an option for the procurement of one Mission Auxiliary Fuel Tank Systems (MATS); 11 MATS middle accessory hardware packages; and four MATS rapid ground refueling forward tank packages for the MV-22 Osprey aircraft. Work… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 29-Jun-15

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Australia – CASA calls on FAA and EASA to act over R44 bladder tanks

Australia – CASA calls on FAA and EASA to act over R44 bladder tanks

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has called on US and European regulators to improve the safety of helicopter fuel systems. See Full Story

Source: Australian Flying, 22-Jun-15

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Air BP recognises longstanding customers at EBACE 2015

Air BP recognises longstanding customers at EBACE 2015

Today at Europe’s premier business aviation meeting, EBACE 2015, international aviation fuel supplier Air BP will formally recognise the longstanding loyalty of five airport customers who, when added together, have worked with Air BP for 179 years, one of which, London Biggin Hill, will be honoured at EBACE.  David Gilmour, CEO of Air BP, will… Read more »

Source: Air BP, 21-May-15

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Dare MedFlight tests Eastman Turbo Oil 2197 versus current lubricant

Dare MedFlight tests Eastman Turbo Oil 2197 versus current lubricant

Dare MedFlight, a rapid medical transportation provider, recently completed a performance comparison between Eastman Turbo Oil 2197 and their current high thermal stability (HTS) oil. The purpose of the testing was to track the performance of the two HTS oils, specifically carbon or coke buildup in the engine vent tube. The oil testing was carried… Read more »

Source: Eastman, 30-Apr-15

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Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $45M contact for CH-47s from Korea, Turkey and UAE

Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $45M contact for CH-47s from Korea, Turkey and UAE

Robertson Fuel Systems, Tempe, Arizona, was awarded a $45,352,938 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract (Korea, Turkey, UAE) to supply Extended Range Fuel Systems and associated support equipment for the CH-47 helicopter. Funding and work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 3019. Bids were solicited via the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Feb-15

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Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $14M more for MV-22 aux fuel tank systems

Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $14M more for MV-22 aux fuel tank systems

Robertson Fuel Systems LLC, Tempe, Arizona, is being awarded a $14,779,950 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0097) to exercise an option for the procurement of two Mission Auxiliary Fuel Tank Systems for the MV-22 Osprey aircraft to extend range of flight requirements. Work will be performed in Tempe, Arizona, and is expected to… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Dec-14

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Woodward awarded $47M contract for T700 common fuel control work

Woodward awarded $47M contract for T700 common fuel control work

Woodward, Inc., Loves Park, Illinois, was awarded a $47,235,265 firm-fixed-price, multiyear contract for the UH60 helicopter T700 common fuel control, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2019. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. One bid was solicited, with one received. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal (Aviation), Redstone Arsenal, Alabama,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-14

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Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $14M more for V-22 aux fuel tanks

Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $14M more for V-22 aux fuel tanks

Robertson Fuel Systems, LLC, Tempe, Arizona, is being awarded a $14,779,950 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0097) to exercise an option for the procurement of two mission auxiliary fuel tank systems for the MV-22 Osprey aircraft. Work will be performed in Tempe, Arizona, and is expected to be completed in July 2015. Fiscal… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 04-Aug-14

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FAA Receives Unleaded Fuels Proposals

FAA Receives Unleaded Fuels Proposals

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today it has received ten replacement fuel proposals from producers Afton Chemical Company, Avgas LLC, Shell, Swift Fuels and a consortium of BP, TOTAL and Hjelmco, for further evaluation in the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI), an industry-government initiative designed to help the general aviation… Read more »

Source: FAA, 11-Jul-14

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Aero Sekur Showcases Flexible Fuel Tanks at Farnborough

Aero Sekur Showcases Flexible Fuel Tanks at Farnborough

Aero Sekur presents expertise in flexible fuel tanks at Farnborough International Air Show. An advanced multi-layer construction for the company’s crashworthy, self-sealing tanks offers a number of advantages over metal designs: fatigue / weld failure are avoided, complex shapes can be produced and maximum use is made of available space. As part of Aero Sekur’s… Read more »

Source: Aero Sekur, 08-Jul-14

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Air BP debuts unleaded Avgas in conjunction with Goodwood Aerodrome

Air BP debuts unleaded Avgas in conjunction with Goodwood Aerodrome

Leading international aviation fuel supplier, Air BP, in conjunction with Goodwood Aerodrome has today announced it has successfully started trials supplying unleaded Avgas (91UL) for customers flying general aviation light aircraft into Goodwood Aerodrome in West Sussex.  The debut coincides with what will be a busy weekend of general aviation flying with the Goodwood Festival… Read more »

Source: Air BP, 30-Jun-14

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Air BP adds sixteen new airports to Chinese network

Air BP adds sixteen new airports to Chinese network

UK-headquartered aviation fuel supplier Air BP continues to grow its international footprint with the addition of a further sixteen airports to its Chinese fuel network for General Aviation customers. The new airport locations are being operated in conjunction with Air BP’s local joint venture partner Bluesky(South China Bluesky Aviation Oil Company). This brings the total… Read more »

Source: Air BP, 15-May-14

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Meggitt to provide V-280 Valor fuel system

Meggitt to provide V-280 Valor fuel system

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that Meggitt Inc. will be providing the fuel system for the Bell V-280 Valor™ . John Garrison, president and CEO of Bell Helicopter, says: “We are pleased Meggitt is making the strategic decision to join our growing team of aerospace leaders and help develop our… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-May-14

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Air BP appoints Global Sales & Marketing Director

Air BP appoints Global Sales & Marketing Director

Leading international aviation fuel products and services supplier, Air BP, today announced the appointment of Norbert Kamp as Global Sales & Marketing Director. Norbert will be based at Air BP’s global headquarters in Sunbury on Thames, UK and starts his new role on 1 July 2014.  He will report directly to Air BP CEO, David Gilmour…. Read more »

Source: Air BP, 01-May-14

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Netherlands – Air BP inaugurates new fuel farm at Den Helder

Netherlands – Air BP inaugurates new fuel farm at Den Helder

Leading international aviation fuel supplier, Air BP, today (April 4th) inaugurated its brand new fuel farm at Den Helder Airport (DHR) in the Netherlands – home to one of the largest offshore heliports in north-west Europe. The fuel farm installed by Air BP represents an investment of around €1 million and follows Air BP’s take-over… Read more »

Source: Air BP, 06-Apr-14

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EASA to enforce R44 bladder tanks with AD now issued

EASA to enforce R44 bladder tanks with AD now issued

The United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigated a number of R44 helicopter accidents in which the fuel tanks were breached, resulting in leaking fuel and a post-crash fire. While analysis showed that these events should all have been survivable with minor or no injuries to the occupants, they resulted in fatalities and serious… Read more »

Source: EASA, 21-Mar-14

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Boeing awarded $15M for CH-47F Block II lightweight fuel system

Boeing awarded $15M for CH-47F Block II lightweight fuel system

Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded a $15,800,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee for the design, development, build, and test of a CH-47F Block II Lightweight Fuel System as part of the Airframe Component Improvement Program. Fiscal 2014 other appropriation funds and work will be performed at Ridley Park, Pa. The estimated completion date is March 15, 2017…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Mar-14

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Air BP Lubricants showcase new support kit for helicopter operators

Air BP Lubricants showcase new support kit for helicopter operators

Air BP Lubricants will be showcasing a new support kit for helicopter operators and engineers at the 2014 HAI Heli Expo in Anaheim, CA this week as part of its effort to provide increased assistance to the helicopter operators around the globe. The global aviation lubricant supplier will be ramping up its services to the… Read more »

Source: Air BP, 24-Feb-14

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HeliHub.com adds fuel weight calculations

HeliHub.com adds fuel weight calculations

HeliHub.com is today adding fuel weight calculations to the site.  As part of a planned expansion to provide the industry with more resources, HeliHub.com has today added graphics to provide the multiplication factors needed to convert the various measures of volume – Imperial Gallons, US Gallons and Litres – into Pounds or Kilograms. All details can… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Feb-14

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LMS to Exhibit at Heli-Expo

LMS to Exhibit at Heli-Expo

LMS will be exhibiting at the Helicopter Association International HELI-EXPO in Anaheim, California from February 25th through the 27th 2014.  Heli-Expo is the largest helicopter tradeshow in the world with over 700 exhibitors and 20,000 attendees from over 90 countries.  LMS has attended Heli-Expo for the last five years and is pleased to share news of… Read more »

Source: LMS, 19-Feb-14

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Fuel starvation key to Glasgow EC135 investigation, says AAIB

Fuel starvation key to Glasgow EC135 investigation, says AAIB

AAIB have released a new report on the fatal Eurocopter EC135T2+ accident on 29th November 2013 in Glasgow UK.  The summary ends with “In particular, the investigation will seek to determine why a situation arose that led to both the helicopter’s engines flaming out when 76 kg of fuel remained in the fuel tank group,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Feb-14

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Boeing finds significant potential in Green Diesel as a sustainable fuel

Boeing finds significant potential in Green Diesel as a sustainable fuel

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has identified “green diesel,” a renewable fuel used in ground transportation, as a significant new source of sustainable aviation biofuel that emits at least 50 percent less carbon dioxide than fossil fuel over its lifecycle. The company is working with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and other stakeholders to gain approval for… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 15-Jan-14

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US Army flies Black Hawk on alcohol fuel blend

US Army flies Black Hawk on alcohol fuel blend

Gevo, Inc, the world’s only commercial producer of renewable isobutanol, announced that the U.S. Army has successfully flown the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter on a 50/50 blend of Gevo’s ATJ-8 (Alcohol-to-Jet). ATJ is a renewable, drop in alternative fuel for JP8 that addresses the Army Energy Security Strategy and Plans mandate that the Army… Read more »

Source: Gevo, 02-Jan-14

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Air BP launches the first direct cash back reward card in GA

Air BP launches the first direct cash back reward card in GA

Leading aviation fuel supplier Air BP has launched its first ever loyalty product for the general and business aviation market in the UK at one of its leading UK partner airports, London Biggin Hill. Following its unveiling at a special event organised by Air BP the new Sterling Reward Visa® Card (Full name Sterling Reward… Read more »

Source: Air BP, 05-Dec-13

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Shell first to develop lead-free replacement for Avgas 100 and 100LL

Shell first to develop lead-free replacement for Avgas 100 and 100LL

Shell today became the first major oil company to develop a lead-free replacement for Aviation Gasoline (Avgas 100 and 100LL), which will now begin a strict regulatory approvals process. Avgas is one of the last common transportation fuels to contain lead and is used by light aircraft and helicopters. Shell’s new lead-free formulation comes after… Read more »

Source: Shell, 05-Dec-13

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Long Beach police get $10,000 fuel donation

Long Beach police get $10,000 fuel donation

The donation from Fueling California, a nonprofit advocacy group for major fuel consumers, was presented Friday in a ceremony that included LBPD Chief Jim McDonnell  See full story

20-Nov-13

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Weston Solutions awarded $6.5M for MV-22 fuel facility at MCAS Camp Pendleton

Weston Solutions awarded $6.5M for MV-22 fuel facility at MCAS Camp Pendleton

Weston Solutions Inc., West Chester, Pa., is being awarded $6,576,624 for firm-fixed-price task order FZ01 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62583-09-D-0131) for design and construction of an MV-22 Aviation Fuel Storage Facility at Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton. The work to be performed provides for expansion of the existing fuel storage… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Nov-13

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BPTO 2197 gives classic rotor a new lease on life

BPTO 2197 gives classic rotor a new lease on life

After experiencing less than satisfactory performance from his helicopter engine and gear box oil Jim Miller, owner and operator of New Jersey Chopper, made the switch to Air BP Lubricants’ turbo oil 2197 (BPTO 2197) – and has experienced improved performance and a range of additional benefits. A former aviation advisor to the Continental and… Read more »

Source: Air BP, 06-Nov-13

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Turtle-Pac confirms attendance at The European Helicopter Show 2014

Turtle-Pac confirms attendance at The European Helicopter Show 2014

Turtle-Pac has confirmed that they will be attending the European Helicopter Show on the 19-21st of June 2014 Turtle-Pac is a manufacturer of Collapsible Long range aircraft ferry tanks and inflatable drum tanks which are able to roll out of air crafts or slung under a helicopter. This allows any fixed wing or helicopter operator… Read more »

Source: Turtle-Pac, 31-Oct-13

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GKN Aerospace to create lightweight fuel tanks for Bell 525 Relentless

GKN Aerospace to create lightweight fuel tanks for Bell 525 Relentless

GKN Aerospace has won a multi-million dollar, life-of-programme contract from Bell Helicopter to develop and supply crashworthy, state-of-the-art fuel tanks for the new Bell 525 Relentless Super Medium helicopter. GKN Aerospace is exhibiting on booth C9030 at NBAA, 22 – 24 October, 2013. These bespoke tanks will be manufactured using the company’s newly developed, lightweight fuel cell material…. Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 25-Oct-13

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Air BP unveils GA’s first direct cash back reward card

Air BP unveils GA’s first direct cash back reward card

Leading aviation fuel supplier Air BP has today, at this year’s American National Business Aviation meeting in Las Vegas, unveiled its first ever loyalty product for the General Aviation market. The new Sterling Reward Visa® Card (Full name Sterling Reward Prepaid Visa® Card), operated in conjunction with Citibank* Worldwide, is the first direct cash back… Read more »

Source: Air BP, 22-Oct-13

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NRC continues to search for low lead aviation fuel alternatives

NRC continues to search for low lead aviation fuel alternatives

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has announced a new project to assist in the development and testing of an alternative for low lead (100LL) aviation gasoline. The project, which is in response to concerns from the aviation industry over the replacement of 100LL with a no-lead alternative, will seek ways to reduce airborne… Read more »

Source: NRC, 19-Jun-13

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FAA calls producers to facilitate move to unleaded fuels by 2018

FAA calls producers to facilitate move to unleaded fuels by 2018

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today asked the world’s fuel producers to submit proposals for fuel options that would help the general aviation industry make a transition to an unleaded fuel. The FAA is committed to the development a new unleaded fuel by 2018 that would minimize the impact of replacing 100… Read more »

Source: FAA, 10-Jun-13

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New head for Air BP

New head for Air BP

BP announced today that David Gilmour has been appointed Chief Executive of Air BP, the oil company’s aviation fuels business. David replaces Andy Holmes who has successfully led Air BP for three years. David has been Chief Operating Officer in Air BP since 2009, and has many years’ experience in the sector as well as… Read more »

Source: Air BP, 24-May-13

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GKN Aerospace to upgrade UK RAF Puma fuel tanks

GKN Aerospace to upgrade UK RAF Puma fuel tanks

GKN Aerospace has been contracted by Eurocopter UK to develop upgraded fuel tanks as part of the UK RAF’s life extension programme (LEP) for its fleet of Puma helicopters. The new self-sealing fuel tanks will enhance the helicopter’s survivability in today’s theatres of operation, providing extended protection for the crew against weapons such as heavy… Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 27-Mar-13

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Shadin Avionics announces AIS Fuel Flow system on new Bell 412EPI

Shadin Avionics announces AIS Fuel Flow system on new Bell 412EPI

Shadin Avionics, a global leader in aircraft fuel management solutions, announces the installation of the Shadin Avionics AIS Fuel Flow system on the Bell 412 Helicopter EPI. Shadin Avionics continues its legacy of fuel management solutions by offering the new AIS Fuel Flow “Behind the Glass” system. The 412 EPI installation includes the new Shadin… Read more »

Source: Shadin Avionics, 06-Mar-13

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FAA and Spain cooperate in alternative aviation fuels

FAA and Spain cooperate in alternative aviation fuels

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency (AESA) signed a Declaration of Cooperation to promote the development and use of sustainable alternative aviation fuels in the United States and Spain. The Declaration was signed by Carey Fagan, FAA Executive Director for International Affairs, and Isabel Maestre Moreno, Director of… Read more »

Source: FAA, 01-Mar-13

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Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $7M option for CV-22 aux fuel tanks

Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $7M option for CV-22 aux fuel tanks

Robertson Fuel Systems L.L.C., Tempe, Ariz., is being awarded a $7,073,997 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0097) to exercise the option for the procurement of 15 CV-22 Mission Auxiliary Fuel Tank Systems (MATS) and associated equipment required to support squadron stand-ups.  Work will be performed in Tempe, Ariz., and is expected to be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Feb-13

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US and Germany sign alternative aviation fuels agreement

US and Germany sign alternative aviation fuels agreement

On Fri., Sept. 14, at the ILA Berlin Air Show, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS) formally agreed to a cooperative effort to develop sustainable aviation fuels. The agreement was signed on behalf of the FAA by Philip Murphy, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, and by… Read more »

Source: HAI, 18-Sep-12

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Helicopter Fuel-Savings Program Expands to Europe

Helicopter Fuel-Savings Program Expands to Europe

Using gasoline as an alternative helicopter fuel is not only better for the environment, but also more cost efficient, Fuller says. In Europe, JTI’s automotive gasoline supplemental type certificates (STCs) are sold by company representative Joop van Weele of Holland. (Seehttp://www.vliegwerkholland.nl/autofuel.html for info.) Leaded helicopter fuel is being phased out worldwide due to environmental concerns. JTI Air Holdings has led… Read more »

Source: JTI Air Holdings, 31-Aug-12

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R44 and R22 among types approved by EASA for UL91 unleaded fuel

R44 and R22 among types approved by EASA for UL91 unleaded fuel

Lycoming Continues Call for ‘UL 100’ as a Fleetwide Solution Williamsport, PA – July 18th, 2012 – Lycoming Engines, a division of Avco Corporation, released Service Instruction SI-1070R on April 16th, 2012, which approved a wide variety of engines for use with ASTM D7547 UL 91 unleaded avgas. European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) Safety Information… Read more »

Source: Lycoming, 19-Jul-12

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Unleaded Avgas transition final report now available

Unleaded Avgas transition final report now available

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is committed to developing a fiscally responsible action plan to meet the agency’s goal of making an unleaded fuel available for most of the general aviation fleet to replace 100 octane low-lead (100LL) by 2018. The Unleaded Avgas Transition Aviation Rulemaking Committee (UAT ARC) submitted a final report to the… Read more »

Source: FAA, 28-Jun-12

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Robinson offers $1,000 rebate on R44 bladder tank kits

Robinson offers $1,000 rebate on R44 bladder tank kits

Addressed to “All R44 Dealers, Service Centers and Owners” (original pdf here) Robinson Helicopter Co. (RHC) is offering a U.S $1,000 rebate to all R44 owners who purchase and install the KI-196 Kit, in accordance with SB-78A, on or before December 31, 2012. To receive the rebate, the owner must provide RHC with the aircraft… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 19-Jun-12

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13 Aviation Trade Groups Urge Congress to Support Biofuels

13 Aviation Trade Groups Urge Congress to Support Biofuels

Thirteen aviation trade associations representing all facets of the industry authored a letter to Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), urging them to support U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to “research, test, and deploy biofuels in the aviation sector.” “It is our collective belief that the ongoing efforts of the United States… Read more »

Source: HAI, 25-May-12

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AVX awarded US Army fuel efficiency study contract

AVX awarded US Army fuel efficiency study contract

AVX Aircraft Company today announced that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Contracting Command in New Jersey to study technology approaches to improve fuel efficiency in vertical lift aircraft.  AVX is a member of the Vertical Lift Consortium, Inc. (“VLC”) and responded to the Army request for proposal in 2011, administered… Read more »

Source: AVX Aircraft, 11-May-12

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FAA approves Dart Auxiliary Fuel Tank for AS350/EC130

FAA approves Dart Auxiliary Fuel Tank for AS350/EC130

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce FAA approval of DART Aerospace Ltd.’s (DAS) newly improved Auxiliary Fuel Tank for the AS350 series of aircraft and the EC 130 B4. The newly improved Auxiliary Fuel Tank provides additional fuel capacity that can be transferred to the main fuel tank as desired in order to extend… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 25-Apr-12

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Multiflight renews Air Total fuel contract

Multiflight renews Air Total fuel contract

Multiflight has re-signed with fuel supplier AIR TOTAL for another three years. The renewed three-year fuel supply agreement is for the supply of Avgas and Avtur fuel at Multiflight’s private aviation facility at Leeds Bradford International Airport, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK. Multiflight owns and operates a 180,000 litre Avtur/JetA1 fuel farm, along with Avtur Fuel… Read more »

Source: Multiflight, 23-Apr-12

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Lycoming releases first series of UL 91 unleaded avgas approvals

Lycoming releases first series of UL 91 unleaded avgas approvals

Just weeks after Lycoming Engines, a division of Avco Corporation, announced it would seek Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to operate certain engines on ASTM D7547 UL 91 unleaded avgas, it has received FAA approval to update its listing of approved fuels. Lycoming’s newly available Service Instruction SI-1070R lists 35 engine models approved to operate… Read more »

Source: Lycoming, 18-Apr-12

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Approval pending for UL91 unleaded avgas on Lycoming engines

Approval pending for UL91 unleaded avgas on Lycoming engines

Lycoming Engines, a division of Avco Corporation, has submitted for ASTM D7547 UL 91 unleaded avgas approval on numerous engine models across the 233, 235, 320 and 360 engine families. Engines in the 540 family will follow as Lycoming completes additional validation. UL 91 has entered into distribution in Europe largely to serve engines approved… Read more »

Source: Lycoming, 22-Mar-12

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HAI joins trade groups in fixing fuel tax

HAI joins trade groups in fixing fuel tax

HAI President Matt Zuccaro, along with the presidents of seven other aviation trade associations, sent a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the U.S. House of Representatives aviation and highway subcommittees on Feb. 10, urging them to repeal the “fuel fraud” provision that was introduced in the 2005 surface transportation act which adds… Read more »

Source: HAI, 22-Feb-12

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