MDHI, Robertson partner for fuel systems
MD Helicopters (MDHI) has a partnered with Robertson Fuel Systems to develop next-generation Ballistic Tolerant Crashworthy Fuel Systems (BTCWFS) for MDHI’s family of military helicopters.
The companies will work together to qualify the BTCWFS for model 369FF type-certified aircraft with a US army airworthiness release. An internal research and development programme has been initiated by MDHI for airframe provisions to support and ensure compliance with all future FAR 27 certification requirements.
The BTCWFS will feature self-sealing fuel cells, crashworthy bladders compliant to MIL-DTL-27422, gravity feed auxiliary fuel transfer, compatibility with the 38 gallon Little Bird Auxiliary Tank System and accessibility for easy maintenance.
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