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Uniflight Global, a leader in helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul, has completed yet another successful installation of the Robertson/StandardAero crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) in an Airbus H125.
“Uniflight is pleased to support Guardian Flight with their fleet replacement of these critical modifications,” said Joe Noland, Uniflight Grand Prairie director of maintenance.
“We are pleased that the best in the industry, like Guardian and Uniflight, are adopting and supporting safer flying with a crash-resistant fuel tank from Robertson and our partners, StandardAero,” said Newman Shufflebarger, president of Robertson Fuel Systems, about Uniflight Global.
Currently, Uniflight has performed CRFT retrofits on two of the Guardian Flight AS350s. The remaining two upgrades will be completed before the close of the year.
The FAA Reauthorization Act now requires all aircraft to be manufactured with a crash-resistant fuel system starting in 2020. The Reauthorization Act also includes an amendment that requires the FAA to make helicopter owners aware of fuel system retrofits and to urge them to install retrofits “as soon as practicable,” though the system is not a requirement. Recognizing the importance, many companies and emergency services groups — like Guardian — are taking the steps to keep their crew and passengers safe.