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StandardAero’s fuel tank EASA certified

28th June 2018 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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StandardAero has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for its retrofittable crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) system for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 and EC130 light helicopters, the company announced on 25 June.

The CRFT system, developed in partnership with Robertson Fuel Systems, has been designed to replace fuel tanks on legacy AS350 models, including the AS350 D, AS350 B/B1/B2/BA/B3 and AS350 B3e (H125); as well as for the EC130 B4.

The CRFT kit solution is field replaceable and features a robust crash-resistant fuel bladder with slightly greater capacity than the legacy fuel cell. It also introduces magnetic field sensor fuel gauging technology, a recessed sump drain valve, quick-change cartridge fuel pump design and vent system roll-over protection.

The CRFT system is compliant with the latest FAR Part 27.952 fuel system crash resistance requirements. StandardAero achieved Federal Aviation Administration certification for the system in December 2017 and has since delivered 40 CRFT kits to its customers.

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