VIH Aerospace Plans To offer Sikorsky S-92 Three Tank Auxiliary Fuel System
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services; and a specialist in designing and developing Supplemental Type Certified solutions for the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter announces that research and development plans are underway for VIHA to introduce a three tank system to further increase operational range by introduction of additional useable fuel. VIHA is exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2016 - Booth # 1209.
VIH Aerospace General Manager, Arne Arneson states that due to the success of this system and based on a number of industry inquiries to optimize fuel capacity/weight and extend operational range due to an increased gross weight operational allowance; VIH Aerospace is now investigating extending the capability of its current S-92 Auxiliary Fuel Tank system to incorporate a third tank and new Fuel Management Display that would be primarily used for the offshore oil and exploration industry.
Arneson indicates that preliminary work has begun to investigate the technical requirements of a three tank system that would meet helicopter operational requirements while addressing the strict regulatory conditions and requirements to ensure a three tank auxiliary fuel system meet regulatory requirements. He anticipates a timeline of four months to complete research and development for the system and an additional 12 months to prototype and engineer a final product suitable for Supplemental Type Certification and subsequent market availability.
VIHA offers a comprehensive suite of services including: component overhaul, structural repair, avionics and electrical modifications/upgrades/installations, Mobile Repair Teams, manufacturing, aircraft refurbishment and completions, scheduled inspections, paint, product engineering and Supplemental Type Certificate Development and parts/special operations equipment sales.
Aircraft types supported by VIHA include:
- Sikorsky S-61/S-76/ S-92
- Bell Helicopter 205/206/212/407/222/230
- Airbus AS350/AS355/EC130
VIH Aerospace is exhibiting at
Heli-Expo 2016 (Booth # 1209)
About VIH Aerospace
VIH Aerospace services include airframe & component MRO, Manufacturing, Engineering & Design, Fabrication & Refurbishment, Avionics & Electrical & Non-Destructive Testing; all performed to Original Equipment Manufacturer specification and in accordance to aviation industry regulatory bodies and organizations. A complete overview of VIHA capabilities can be viewed at www.vihaerospace.com
For information contact:
Dave McGrath, Director- Marketing, Business Development & Sales
Arne Arneson, General Manager