- Michael Williams
Aircraft Fuel Tank Safety Event that Changed Aviation and Jetaire Group
Aircraft Fuel Tank Safety and Aviation Safety Helps Prevent Future Tragedies
Traveling by plane is one of the safest methods of transportation today. One of the main reasons for this are the lessons and crucial safety improvements made after accidents that revealed vulnerabilities in aircraft safety. Everything from fatigued fuselage issues to midair collisions have driven major technological advances in flight safety that we benefit from every day.
Aircraft Fuel Tank Ignition Mitigation is Born
One of the crashes that brought about Aircraft Fuel Tank Ignition Mitigation was the TWA Flight 800 in 1996. Investigators inspecting the Boeing 747 determined that the flight experienced an explosion due to a spark igniting fuel vapor in its fuel tank.
FTFR Rule and FAR 25.981 are Born
The FAA implemented the Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction (FTFR Rule) which requires the reduction of fuel tank ignitions sources and flammability in an aircraft tank. FAR 25.981 is the certification required to show flammability reduction compliance.
FTFR Rule and FAR 25.981 Compliance
Jetaire Group has developed the only patented foam-based solution that satisfies the FTFR Rule and FAR 25.981 compliance. This aircraft fuel ignition mitigation solution, called INVICTA, has been the trusted source of aircraft fuel tank safety for more than 50 airlines all over the world.
Aircraft Fuel Tank Ignition Mitigation Experts Serving the World
Jetaire Group is a full-service avionics and aircraft engineering firm that provides high-quality solutions to clients around the world. Their engineers are experts in STC-certified and FAA-approved advanced interface systems. They gained their European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification and Agencia Federal de Aviación Civil (AFAC) certification for their INVICTA system for the B737 from the Mexican Aviation Airworthiness Authority. They have also received certification from the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) for the B737 (300-800) series aircraft.
Fast FTFR and FAR 25.981 Compliance
Jetaire Group has easy to install and cost-effective aircraft fuel ignition mitigation solutions for:
· FTFR Rule and FAR 25.981 for Airbus A320, A319 and A321 #ST03834NY
· FTFR Rule and FAR 25.981 for Boeing B767 – 200 Series #ST04415AT
· FTFR Rule and FAR 25.981 for Boeing B767 – 300 Series #ST04415AT
· FTFR Rule and FAR 25.981 for Boeing B737 200 – 900 Series #ST03450NY
· FTFR Rule and FAR 25.981 for Boeing B757 – 200 Series #ST04405AT
· FTFR Rule and FAR 25.981 for Boeing B777 and A330 (in progress)
FTFR Rule and FAR 25.981 Compliance with Jetaire Group
The Jetaire Group makes it easy for airline operators and MROs to install their aircraft fuel tank ignition mitigation product, INVICTA, and help prevent a tragedy like the one of TWA Flight 800. It only took a second for the plane’s nearly empty center-wing fuel tank to ignite after a short circuit within the system lead to a spark in the fuel gauge sensor.
Don’t get by on a Wing and a prayer Contact Jetaire Group to learn more about how they can help you quickly gain compliance and prevent any aircraft fuel tank ignition mitigation issues.