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Bell Becomes First Rotorcraft Customer to Use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for Training

Bell Becomes First Rotorcraft Customer to Use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for Training

25-Mar-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced that it will begin incorporating Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) into all Bell Training Academy (BTA) and customer demonstration fleet aircraft. Bell will be the first rotorcraft customer to receive SAF supply from global aviation fuel supplier, Avfuel Corporation. “Bell is an active supporter of the General... Read more

Congresswoman Browley introduces Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act

Congresswoman Browley introduces Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act

8-Feb-2021Source: Brownley

Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) introduced the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act, legislation to incentivize the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and help the aviation sector reduce carbon emissions. “We are facing an existential threat to the future of our planet. In order to face this threat head on, we must be creative, be innovative, and... Read more

Sustainable fuels to power UK military helicopters

Sustainable fuels to power UK military helicopters

8-Feb-2021Source: UK Government

Known as ‘drop-ins,’ sustainable fuel sources include hydrogenated fats and oils, wood waste, alcohols, sugars, household waste, biomass and algae. Aircraft including F-35s, Typhoons and Wildcat helicopters currently use conventional fuel, but could use up to 50 per cent sustainable sources in the future, after MOD’s changed aviation fuel standards came into effect in November... Read more

Bell Acquires Response Technologies in Pursuit of Advancing Fuel Cell Technology

Bell Acquires Response Technologies in Pursuit of Advancing Fuel Cell Technology

4-Jan-2021Source: bell

On December 7, Bell announced its acquisition of Response Technologies LLC, an innovative composite solutions company. This acquisition adds to Bell’s extensive technology portfolio in the aerospace and manufacturing industry. “This acquisition aligns with our strategy to pursue innovative technology and will enable us to accelerate needed developments in our industry,” said Mitch Snyder, president... Read more

Air BP delivers 210 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel to Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Air BP delivers 210 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel to Stockholm Arlanda Airport

23-Sep-2020Source: Air BP

Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, has today delivered 210 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Swedish airport operator, Swedavia, at Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN/ESSA). Swedavia and its partners SOS Alarm, Systembolaget and the 2030 Secretariat procured the fuel through a joint tender, as part of an initiative to promote... Read more

Air bp renews contract at France’s Cannes Mandelieu Airport

Air bp renews contract at France’s Cannes Mandelieu Airport

11-Sep-2020Source: Air bp

Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, has renewed its contract with Cannes Mandelieu Airport (CQE/LFMD) in France, following six years of successful collaboration.  It will continue to be the sole supplier of Jet A-1 and Avgas at the airport. Cannes Mandelieu is the country’s second most important general aviation hub and one of Air bp’s 47 locations... Read more

COVID-19 – Air BP to supply free fuel to a number of air ambulance services in England and Wales

COVID-19 – Air BP to supply free fuel to a number of air ambulance services in England and Wales

1-Apr-2020Source: Air BP

Air BP, the aviation division of BP, will provide free jet fuel for use by the helicopters of a number of UK air ambulance services, supporting their life-saving work during the current coronavirus pandemic. The air ambulance crews are on stand-by 24/7, ready to respond to emergencies where they are needed most. All these services are... Read more

Can aviation ever be truly green?

Can aviation ever be truly green?

27-Feb-2020Source: Air BP

There’s no denying that air travel has changed the way the world works, but our ability to fly pretty much wherever and whenever we like comes at an environmental cost, with aviation accounting for around 2 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions today. The sector is taking action though; in the UK, for example, the aviation... Read more

StandardAero and Robertson Announce First Canadian Customer for AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank

StandardAero and Robertson Announce First Canadian Customer for AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank

28-Jan-2020Source: StandardAero and Robertson

StandardAero and Robertson Fuel Systems announced today the delivery of two crash-resistant fuel tanks (CRFTs) to the first operator in Canada to adopt this potentially lifesaving equipment.  The CRFTs will be installed on one AS350 BA helicopter and one AS350 B2 helicopter owned and operated by Ontario-based Zimmer Air Services Inc., both of which have... Read more

Air BP rolls out Airfield Automation digital technology across São Paulo heliports

Air BP rolls out Airfield Automation digital technology across São Paulo heliports

13-Dec-2019Source: Air BP

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, has completed the roll out of its innovative Airfield Automation digital technology across São Paulo state, Brazil. It is estimated that around 150 of Air BP’s airport and operator customers will benefit from the new technology which aims to enhance safety, reliability and compliance in airport fuelling operations. This... Read more

Robinson Offers NEW R66 Slimline Auxiliary Fuel Tank

Robinson Offers NEW R66 Slimline Auxiliary Fuel Tank

28-Aug-2019Source: Robinson

The FAA certified Robinson Helicopter’s Slimline Auxiliary Fuel Tank for its R66 Turbine helicopter. The tank holds 23.2 gallons (88 liters), roughly half the fuel of the company’s larger auxiliary fuel tank, adds approximately 1 hour to helicopter endurance, and extends its range by as much as 100 nautical miles (115 statute miles). It mounts... Read more

Congressman introduces legislation to promote safer fuel systems

Congressman introduces legislation to promote safer fuel systems

24-Jan-2019Source: Neguse House

This week, Congressman Joe Neguse (CO-02), alongside Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) introduced the Safe Helicopters Now Act, legislation to provide helicopter manufacturers with a tax credit for retrofitting existing emergency helicopters with safer fuel systems. “Emergency helicopters and the people who pilot them are on the front lines of some of the toughest times for... Read more

H125 Crash Resistant Fuel System upgrade

H125 Crash Resistant Fuel System upgrade

26-Nov-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

This solution, compliant with the FAA/EASA FAR/CS § 27.952 specifications, except for operations with underbelly installation, allows to perform customer missions in the safest conditions by reducing the risk of post-crash fire and improving occupant survivability in case of an accident. Airbus Helicopters strongly recommends that operators retrofit their helicopters with CRFS and any other equipment... Read more

Genaire expands fuel cell repair capabilities to include Bell 412 and 214

Genaire expands fuel cell repair capabilities to include Bell 412 and 214

9-Nov-2018Source: Genaire

Genaire is proud to expand it’s fuel cell repair capabilities to now include Bell Helicopters Models 412 and 214. The care and maintenance of an aircraft’s fuel cell is an incredibly important responsibility. To ensure we are providing the best possible service, we have developed proprietary testing methods that have allowed us to repair all... Read more

Meggitt awarded five year fuel cell contract

Meggitt awarded five year fuel cell contract

23-Jul-2018Source: Meggitt PLC

Meggitt PLC, a leading international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets, today announces a $21m contract with Defense Logistics Agency (‘DLA’) Richmond, Virginia to supply fuel cell equipment for the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter until 2022. Meggitt’s crashworthy, self-seal fuel tanks, which meet the ultra-rigorous standards... Read more

EASA Certified AS350 Retrofittable Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank

EASA Certified AS350 Retrofittable Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank

28-Jun-2018Source: StandardAero

StandardAero announced today the attainment of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for their retrofittable crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) system for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 and EC130 family of light single helicopters.  The newly approved CRFT was developed in partnership with Robertson Fuel Systems, the leader in the design and manufacture of fuel containment systems. ... Read more

Vector takes AS350 crash resistant fuel system to AMTC 2017

Vector takes AS350 crash resistant fuel system to AMTC 2017

20-Oct-2017Source: Vector Aerospace

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

UAS FuelEvolution™ launches at NBAA-BACE 2017

UAS FuelEvolution™ launches at NBAA-BACE 2017

13-Oct-2017Source: UAS

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

MDHI and Robertson to create ballistic tolerant crashworthy fuel systems

MDHI and Robertson to create ballistic tolerant crashworthy fuel systems

8-Aug-2017Source: MD Helicopters

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

Fuel Consumption Figure Drops for AW189

Fuel Consumption Figure Drops for AW189

14-Jul-2017Source: HeliHub.com

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

EASA Approves Shadin Avionics STC for Robinson R66 Fuel Flow Management

EASA Approves Shadin Avionics STC for Robinson R66 Fuel Flow Management

12-Jul-2017Source: EASA

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

Air BP appointments new Global GA Sales and Marketing Manager

Air BP appointments new Global GA Sales and Marketing Manager

26-Apr-2017Source: Air BP

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

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

23-Mar-2017Source: US Marine Corps

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

Vector  and Robertson finalizing design of AS350/EC130 fuel tank

Vector and Robertson finalizing design of AS350/EC130 fuel tank

8-Mar-2017Source: Vector Aerospace

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

FAA Issues Shadin Avionics STC for Robinson R66 Fuel Flow Managements

FAA Issues Shadin Avionics STC for Robinson R66 Fuel Flow Managements

10-Feb-2017Source: Shadin Avionics

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

Airbus C295W Demonstrates Refuelling Contacts With Helicopter

Airbus C295W Demonstrates Refuelling Contacts With Helicopter

23-Jan-2017Source: Airbus Defence and Space

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

FAA Investigation of Fuel Fed Fires

FAA Investigation of Fuel Fed Fires

17-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

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

Air BP achieves carbon neutral status across 250 airport operations

Air BP achieves carbon neutral status across 250 airport operations

8-Nov-2016Source: Air BP

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

Air BP launches Environmental Solutions offer at EBACE

Air BP launches Environmental Solutions offer at EBACE

23-May-2016Source: Air BP

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

FAA progresses target of unleaded fuel for GA community

FAA progresses target of unleaded fuel for GA community

30-Mar-2016Source: FAA

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

Congressman highlights alleged illegal Gulf of Mexico fuel grabs

Congressman highlights alleged illegal Gulf of Mexico fuel grabs

23-Mar-2016Source: Charles Boustany

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

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

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

29-Feb-2016Source: VIH Aerospace

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

Robertson Develops Crash-Resistant AS350 Primary Fuel System

Robertson Develops Crash-Resistant AS350 Primary Fuel System

29-Feb-2016Source: Robertson

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

Southwest Fuel Systems Exhibiting at Heli-Expo

Southwest Fuel Systems Exhibiting at Heli-Expo

29-Feb-2016Source: M International

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

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

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

29-Feb-2016Source: VIH Aerospace

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

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

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

29-Feb-2016Source: Robertson

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

FAA approves R66 aux tank

FAA approves R66 aux tank

24-Feb-2016Source: Robinson

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

RWSI lobbies Indian Government to extend fuel concession to helicopters

RWSI lobbies Indian Government to extend fuel concession to helicopters

30-Nov-2015Source: The Economic Times

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... Read more

AMOA, Airbus and Bell commit to crash resistant fuel systems

AMOA, Airbus and Bell commit to crash resistant fuel systems

26-Nov-2015Source: AMOA

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

Air BP appoints North America GA Director

Air BP appoints North America GA Director

5-Nov-2015Source: Air BP

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

Successful CLEEN Environmental Program Begins New Phase

Successful CLEEN Environmental Program Begins New Phase

9-Sep-2015Source: FAA

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

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

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

29-Jun-2015Source: US DoD

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

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

22-Jun-2015Source: Australian Flying

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

Air BP recognises longstanding customers at EBACE 2015

Air BP recognises longstanding customers at EBACE 2015

21-May-2015Source: Air BP

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

Dare MedFlight tests Eastman Turbo Oil 2197 versus current lubricant

Dare MedFlight tests Eastman Turbo Oil 2197 versus current lubricant

30-Apr-2015Source: Eastman

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

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

17-Feb-2015Source: US DoD

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

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

15-Dec-2014Source: US DoD

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

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

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

1-Oct-2014Source: US DoD

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

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

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

4-Aug-2014Source: US DoD

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

FAA Receives Unleaded Fuels Proposals

FAA Receives Unleaded Fuels Proposals

11-Jul-2014Source: FAA

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

Aero Sekur Showcases Flexible Fuel Tanks at Farnborough

Aero Sekur Showcases Flexible Fuel Tanks at Farnborough

8-Jul-2014Source: Aero Sekur

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

Air BP debuts unleaded Avgas in conjunction with Goodwood Aerodrome

Air BP debuts unleaded Avgas in conjunction with Goodwood Aerodrome

30-Jun-2014Source: Air BP

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

Air BP adds sixteen new airports to Chinese network

Air BP adds sixteen new airports to Chinese network

15-May-2014Source: Air BP

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

Meggitt to provide V-280 Valor fuel system

Meggitt to provide V-280 Valor fuel system

7-May-2014Source: Bell

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

Air BP appoints Global Sales & Marketing Director

Air BP appoints Global Sales & Marketing Director

1-May-2014Source: Air BP

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

Netherlands – Air BP inaugurates new fuel farm at Den Helder

Netherlands – Air BP inaugurates new fuel farm at Den Helder

6-Apr-2014Source: Air BP

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

EASA to enforce R44 bladder tanks with AD now issued

EASA to enforce R44 bladder tanks with AD now issued

21-Mar-2014Source: EASA

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

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

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

21-Mar-2014Source: US DoD

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

Air BP Lubricants showcase new support kit for helicopter operators

Air BP Lubricants showcase new support kit for helicopter operators

24-Feb-2014Source: Air BP

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

HeliHub.com adds fuel weight calculations

HeliHub.com adds fuel weight calculations

19-Feb-2014Source: HeliHub.com

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

LMS to Exhibit at Heli-Expo

LMS to Exhibit at Heli-Expo

19-Feb-2014Source: LMS

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

Fuel starvation key to Glasgow EC135 investigation, says AAIB

Fuel starvation key to Glasgow EC135 investigation, says AAIB

14-Feb-2014Source: HeliHub.com

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

Boeing finds significant potential in Green Diesel as a sustainable fuel

Boeing finds significant potential in Green Diesel as a sustainable fuel

15-Jan-2014Source: Boeing

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

US Army flies Black Hawk on alcohol fuel blend

US Army flies Black Hawk on alcohol fuel blend

2-Jan-2014Source: Gevo

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

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

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

5-Dec-2013Source: Air BP

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

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

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

5-Dec-2013Source: Shell

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

Long Beach police get $10,000 fuel donation

Long Beach police get $10,000 fuel donation

20-Nov-2013

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... Read more

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

8-Nov-2013Source: US DoD

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

BPTO 2197 gives classic rotor a new lease on life

BPTO 2197 gives classic rotor a new lease on life

6-Nov-2013Source: Air BP

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

Turtle-Pac confirms attendance at The European Helicopter Show 2014

Turtle-Pac confirms attendance at The European Helicopter Show 2014

31-Oct-2013Source: Turtle-Pac

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

GKN Aerospace to create lightweight fuel tanks for Bell 525 Relentless

GKN Aerospace to create lightweight fuel tanks for Bell 525 Relentless

25-Oct-2013Source: GKN Aerospace

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

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

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

22-Oct-2013Source: Air BP

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

NRC continues to search for low lead aviation fuel alternatives

NRC continues to search for low lead aviation fuel alternatives

19-Jun-2013Source: NRC

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

FAA calls producers to facilitate move to unleaded fuels by 2018

FAA calls producers to facilitate move to unleaded fuels by 2018

10-Jun-2013Source: FAA

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

New head for Air BP

New head for Air BP

24-May-2013Source: 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

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