Vector Aerospace AS350 Primary Fuel Tank
Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America (HS-NA) will be featuring an AS350 Primary Fuel Tank static display at Heli-Expo 2015 in Orlando, Florida March 3-5.
Vector Aerospace, February 25, 2015 - Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace Corporation is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (HS-NA), will be featuring an AS350 Primary Fuel Tank static display at their booth #3212 at HAI Heli-Expo 2015 in Orlando, Florida March 3-5.
Designed in cooperation with Robertson Fuel Systems LLC, the direct replacement Primary Fuel Tank features multiple safety enhancements; including all new modernized fuel retention technology, new components, and increased fuel capacity (567 Liters vs. 552 Liters). Vector Aerospace and Robertson Fuel Systems are targeting the AS350B2 retrofit market initially. The modernized fuel tank is also compatible with the AS350 series and EC130 aircraft.
“The combination of Vector Aerospace’s engineering expertise and Robertson’s extensive experience in fuel system development allows us to offer a modern, reliable safety enhancement option to the AS350 aircraft market,” said Elvis Moniz, vice president of operations at Vector HS-NA. “We are excited to be working with Robertson Fuel Systems to obtain STC certification for this fuel tank.”
Robertson's Aviation Fuel System Design Manager, Quinn Canole echoed Mr. Moniz's comments: "Robertson is the acknowledged world leader in survivable auxiliary fuel systems for military helicopters, but this civilian primary fuel system is an important new direction for us. We are delighted to collaborate with a company having Vector's breadth and depth of experience. We are confident this new product will only enhance the safety and serviceability of the AS350."
Vector Aerospace encourages customers to visit them at booth #3212 during HAI Heli-Expo 2015 to view the new fuel tank display and learn more about this safely enhancement option for AS350 series aircraft.
Vector Aerospace holds approvals from some of the world's leading turbine engine, airframe and avionics OEMs. Powerplants supported include a wide range of turboshafts, turboprops and turbofans from General Electric, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Rolls-Royce and Turbomeca. Vector Aerospace also provides support for a wide range of airframes from Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Boeing and Sikorsky. Its capabilities include major inspections and dynamic component overhaul, full-service avionics capability including aircraft rewiring, as well as mission equipment installation and glass cockpit upgrades.
About Robertson Fuel Systems, LLC: Robertson Fuel Systems, LLC, formerly known as Robertson Aviation, LLC, of Tempe, Arizona is the acknowledged world leader in fuel containment and ballistically self-sealing primary auxiliary fuel systems for rotary and fixed wing aircraft and ground combat vehicles since 1976. Robertson draws upon over thirty-five years of experience in preventing post-crash fires, traditionally in military aircraft.
Vector Aerospace is a global provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. Through facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, South Africa, Kenya and Singapore, Vector Aerospace serves commercial and military customers in supporting gas turbine engines, components and helicopter airframes. Vector Aerospace’s 2,700 employees act with integrity in setting the standard of customer service.
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