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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

GKN Aerospace to upgrade UK RAF Puma fuel tanks

GKN Aerospace to upgrade UK RAF Puma fuel tanks

27-Mar-2013Source: GKN Aerospace

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

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

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

6-Mar-2013Source: Shadin Avionics

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

FAA and Spain cooperate in alternative aviation fuels

FAA and Spain cooperate in alternative aviation fuels

1-Mar-2013Source: FAA

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

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

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

1-Feb-2013Source: US DoD

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

US and Germany sign alternative aviation fuels agreement

US and Germany sign alternative aviation fuels agreement

18-Sep-2012Source: HAI

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

Helicopter Fuel-Savings Program Expands to Europe

Helicopter Fuel-Savings Program Expands to Europe

31-Aug-2012Source: JTI Air Holdings

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

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

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

19-Jul-2012Source: Lycoming

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

Unleaded Avgas transition final report now available

Unleaded Avgas transition final report now available

28-Jun-2012Source: FAA

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

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

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

19-Jun-2012Source: Robinson

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

13 Aviation Trade Groups Urge Congress to Support Biofuels

13 Aviation Trade Groups Urge Congress to Support Biofuels

25-May-2012Source: HAI

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

AVX awarded US Army fuel efficiency study contract

AVX awarded US Army fuel efficiency study contract

11-May-2012Source: AVX Aircraft

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

FAA approves Dart Auxiliary Fuel Tank for AS350/EC130

FAA approves Dart Auxiliary Fuel Tank for AS350/EC130

25-Apr-2012Source: DART Helicopter Services

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

Multiflight renews Air Total fuel contract

Multiflight renews Air Total fuel contract

23-Apr-2012Source: Multiflight

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

Lycoming releases first series of UL 91 unleaded avgas approvals

Lycoming releases first series of UL 91 unleaded avgas approvals

18-Apr-2012Source: Lycoming

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

Approval pending for UL91 unleaded avgas on Lycoming engines

Approval pending for UL91 unleaded avgas on Lycoming engines

22-Mar-2012Source: Lycoming

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

HAI joins trade groups in fixing fuel tax

HAI joins trade groups in fixing fuel tax

22-Feb-2012Source: HAI

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

All American Helicopters Heli-Expo parking/fuel discount

All American Helicopters Heli-Expo parking/fuel discount

30-Jan-2012Source: All American Helicopters

All American Helicopters parent company, US Aviation is offering a HELI-EXPO special for all attendees and display aircraft flying to HELI-EXPO. They are offering free parking and a fuel discount of $.30/gal on the already lowest fuel prices in the Dallas Metroplex. The deal includes both Avgas and Jeet A. All major rental cars are... Read more

Meggitt details fuel/fire protection for S-97 Raider

Meggitt details fuel/fire protection for S-97 Raider

13-Jan-2012Source: Meggitt

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) has selected Meggitt Polymer & Composites and Meggitt Safety Systems for the newly-formed team building a next-generation helicopter—known as the S-97 Raider™—for evaluation by the US military. Meggitt’s failsafe technology will prevent aircraft fuel systems from rupturing from the impact of crashes or bullets, while its... Read more

Spectrum to provide fuel system kit for S-97 Raider

Spectrum to provide fuel system kit for S-97 Raider

13-Jan-2012Source: Spectrum Associates

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. UTX -1.50% has selected Spectrum Associates, Inc. as a member of a newly-formed team that is building the S-97 RAIDER(TM) helicopter — a next-generation rotorcraft to be flown in 2014. Spectrum will design and integrate the components that comprise the fuel system into the aircraft, and will provide Sikorsky with... Read more

FAA invests in cleaner, more sustainable jet fuel

FAA invests in cleaner, more sustainable jet fuel

1-Dec-2011Source: FAA

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $7.7 million in contracts to eight companies to help advance alternative, environmentally-friendly, sustainable sources for commercial jet fuel. The FAA funds are being distributed by the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) John A. Volpe Center. “These new green aviation fuels will use energy sources right here at... Read more

Fuel syphoned from police helicopter

Fuel syphoned from police helicopter

28-Oct-2011

Kenyan Police are holding a KK security group guard after he was found with 40 litres of jet fuel siphoned from a police helicopter at Wilson Airport.  (see full story)... Read more

Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $16M for V-22 fuel tanks

Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $16M for V-22 fuel tanks

14-Oct-2011Source: US DoD

Robertson Fuel Systems, L.L.C., Tempe, Ariz., is being awarded a $16,754,932 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-08-D-0009) for the procurement of 24 mission auxiliary fuel tank systems and related hardware for the V-22 aircraft. Work will be performed in Tempe, Ariz., and is expected to be completed in December 2012. Contract... Read more

Emco Wheaton ensures safe hot refueling of helicopters

Emco Wheaton ensures safe hot refueling of helicopters

5-Oct-2011Source: Emco Wheaton

The hot refueling of helicopters is a potentially hazardous and dangerous operation but is a necessity in time sensitive operations where it can make the difference between life and death. Developed for the UK Ministry of Defense to use in combat situations and now being specified by the US Forest Service and FAA, the G457... Read more

FAA issues SAIB on Grade 100VLL Aviation Gasoline

FAA issues SAIB on Grade 100VLL Aviation Gasoline

14-Sep-2011Source: FAA

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) advises aircraft operators, Fixed Base Operators (FBOs), FAA repair stations and Flight Standards District Offices, and Foreign Civil Aviation Authorities that grade 100VLL aviation gasoline meeting the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) fuel specification D910 is acceptable for use on aircraft and engines certificated for operation with... Read more

US and Australia to develop clean sustainable alternative aviation fuels

US and Australia to develop clean sustainable alternative aviation fuels

14-Sep-2011Source: FAA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Australia’s Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism have reached a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to continue research and development of clean, sustainable alternative aviation fuels. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Australian Ambassador to the United States Kim Beazley signed the agreement today.... Read more

Aerial Agricultural Association of Australia says carbon tax will hinder aviation

Aerial Agricultural Association of Australia says carbon tax will hinder aviation

24-Jul-2011Source: Brisbane Times

The Aerial Agricultural Association of Australia, which represents the aviation companies involved in firefighting, crop spraying and oil-spill clean-ups, warned the carbon tax was a “direct attack” on the industry for “absolutely no benefit”.  Adding six cents a litre to aviation fuel, chief execctive Philip Hurst said that companies will struggle with the price hike... Read more

Solazyme announces successful MH-60S test flight blended algae-based fuel

Solazyme announces successful MH-60S test flight blended algae-based fuel

22-Jun-2011Source: Solazyme

Solazyme, Inc, a renewable oil and bioproducts company, announced today that the US Navy successfully demonstrated Solazyme’s 100% algal-derived jet fuel, SolajetHRJ-5®, in an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter test flight in a 50/50 blend with petroleum-derived jet fuel. This marks the first military aircraft to fly on an algal-based jet fuel in history.  This test flight... Read more

NATA concerned with environmental group’s actions on Avgas

NATA concerned with environmental group’s actions on Avgas

13-May-2011Source: NATA

This week, the Center for Environmental Health (CEH), an environmental group located in San Francisco, Calif., has charged numerous aviation businesses in California, including aviation fuel suppliers and fixed base operators, with violating California state law for selling aviation gasoline, which contains lead. The notices indicate CEH’s intention to file a lawsuit under state law,... Read more

New hangar plans progress for Air Evac Lifeteam at Portsmouth, Ohio

New hangar plans progress for Air Evac Lifeteam at Portsmouth, Ohio

20-Mar-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The Portsmouth City Planning Commission voted in recent days to allow Air Evac Lifeteam to build a hangar at their existing helipad between 11th and 12th Streets.  The plans include allowand for installation of an above-ground fuel storage tank.  No objections were raised by State Fire Marshal’s Office or the Portsmouth Fire Department. Most of... Read more

NATA releases 2011 revision of Refuelling And Quality Control Guide

NATA releases 2011 revision of Refuelling And Quality Control Guide

6-Jan-2011Source: NATA

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce the availability of the 2011 revision of its popular guidebook Refueling and Quality Control Procedures for Airport Service and Support Operations. The 2011 revision is a complete update that contains an in-depth review of topics relating to aviation fuel handling, with full-color photographs in a new... Read more

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) powers Dutch Apache flight

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) powers Dutch Apache flight

18-Jun-2010Source: Honeywell

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced today that Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) produced using its Green Jet Fuel process technology powered a Boeing AH-64D Apache helicopter flown by the Royal Netherlands Air Force. The flight, which is the first helicopter flight using sustainable aviation biofuels to date, was conducted at Gilze-Rijen Airbase, the home of... Read more

Eurocopter and BioCombustibles del Chubut in aviation biofuel evaluation

Eurocopter and BioCombustibles del Chubut in aviation biofuel evaluation

18-Jun-2010

The creation of an aviation biofuel production facility in Brazil will be evaluated by EADS, Eurocopter and BioCombustibles del Chubut under terms of a cooperative agreement signed at this month’s ILA Berlin Air Show. The accord will benefit from the pioneering work in algae-based biofuels already conducted by EADS and BioCombustibles del Chubut, and it... Read more

EnviroTankers to Showcase New Fueling Solution at Heli-Expo 2010

EnviroTankers to Showcase New Fueling Solution at Heli-Expo 2010

12-Feb-2010Source: Envirotankers

EnviroTankers Inc. and EnviroTankers International Inc. the premier makers of EPA & SPCC compliant double walled fuel storage and delivery products recently announced they will be showcasing a new fueling solution for smaller projects or to service light to medium helicopters at Heli-Expo in Houston, February 21st to 23rd 2010. Alongside one of their upgraded... Read more

FAA Efforts On Alternative Aviation Fuels Lauded

FAA Efforts On Alternative Aviation Fuels Lauded

15-Jan-2010Source: FAA

The Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuel Initiative (CAAFI), a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sponsored effort to develop environmentally-sound, sustainable-alternative jet fuels, has received “one of the most coveted and valued honors” by a leading aviation-industry publication.   Air Transport World’s Joseph S. Murphy Industry Service Award is given to an individual or an organization that has performed... Read more

Wall Street Heliport Wants to Install a 4,000 Gallon Gas Tank

Wall Street Heliport Wants to Install a 4,000 Gallon Gas Tank

8-Dec-2009

A proposal to install a 4,000-gallon above-ground gas tank at a downtown heliport has raised concerns among residents who fear it poses a safety risk and could become a terrorist target.... Read more

UTRC Pioneers Fuel Cell-Powered Rotorcraft Flight

UTRC Pioneers Fuel Cell-Powered Rotorcraft Flight

30-Nov-2009Source: UTRC

United Technologies Research Center achieved first flight of a hydrogen/air fuel cell-powered rotorcraft. The successful technology demonstration was accomplished using a remote-controlled electric helicopter model modified to incorporate a custom Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell power plant.... Read more

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