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STG and Fokker Services to develop emergency power system

31st March 2009 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Operators of Fokker aircraft will be able to slash the running costs of their emergency lighting systems thanks to a new partnership between Fokker Services and STG Aerospace.

Market-leader STG has teamed up with Fokker Services to develop its Wireless Emergency Primary Power System (WEPPS) for Fokker 50, 70 and 100 models, which Fokker will certify.

Eighty five operators with nearly 450 aircraft will have access to the cost- saving technology which integrates wireless monitoring, real-time MEL diagnostics, and solid-state operation for managing and powering emergency lighting systems.

Peter Stokes, Chief Executive, STG Aerospace said: “We share Fokker Services’ vision of innovating to create safer aircraft and WEPPS is consistent with STG’s mission to reduce the cost of operating aircraft. By developing a system suited to Fokker aircraft we are making the technology and the savings available to yet more customers.”

WEPPS uses new operating protocols and approved ‘fit-for-life’ non-rechargeable battery modules to replace conventional NiCad battery/charger packs and reduce costs by eliminating the emergency lighting system’s entire maintenance schedule. As a result, there is no need to maintain the batteries on a regular basis and their lifespan is extended potentially to the life of the aircraft.

Wim Pasteuning, Vice-President Fokker Programs: "Fokker Services sees this contract as an investment in the Fokker fleet. This aftermarket project ensures the continuation of the worldwide operation of the Fokker fleet. This technical development gives operators the opportunity to reduce their operational costs even further and also enhances the reliability of their fleet."

Fokker Services will be the exclusive supplier of WEPPS to all Fokker aircraft in the market and will also sell STG’s market-leading SafTGlo photoluminescent (PL) emergency floorpath marking system to its customer base.

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