July 9, 2008
TDG Aerospace Signs Contract to Equip DHL’s Boeing 757 Fleet With the UFI(R) Electrical Fault Detection System As a Means of Compliance With New FAA Airworthiness Directive AD 2008-11-07
TDG Aerospace, manufacturer of the most advanced and cost-effective safety solutions for the commercial aviation industry, is pleased to announce that DHL has selected its UFI(R) STC ST01950LA as an approved method of compliance and terminating action to FAA airworthiness directive AD 2008-11-07. TDG's patented UFI(R) is a single compact unit that fulfills all required functionalities of the latest B757 AD, including automatic shut-off for the center tank fuel pumps and installation of secondary pump control relays.
The company's patented UFI(R) fault detection system protects aircraft electrical systems and components from faults in critical areas, such as fuel boost pump motors and related wiring. In fuel boost pump applications, TDG's UFI(R) device provides comprehensive electrical fault protection and fuel boost pump automatic shut-off for center tank fuel systems. Additionally, the UFI(R) unit provides a redundant relay solution to prevent un-commanded operation of the pump in the event of a failed control relay. TDG's UFI(R) system is the only single installation available that provides comprehensive protection against potential ignition sources identified by Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) 88 system reviews.
"Basically, every incident due to unsafe conditions of the fuel tanks is one too many," says Peter Bulckaert, Managing Director of European Air Transport, DHL's Airline for Europe, and a part of the Middle East and Northern Africa. "Safety is everything at EAT. In addition to implementing the systems we are providing further training for aircraft engineers and maintenance crews, as we want fuel tank safety to become second nature at our airline."
For more information about TDG Aerospace and its UFI(R) devices visit the company's Web site at www.tdgaerospace.com.
About TDG Aerospace:
Founded in 1990, TDG Aerospace is headquartered in Escondido, California. The company manufactures products to prevent problems associated with fire and ice on commercial aircraft, enabling major airlines to improve safety and save money through greater fuel efficiency, reduced maintenance costs and faster turnaround times on the ground. TDG Aerospace's NOFOD(TM) Clear Ice Prevention System prevents the formation of cold-soaked wing ice. The company's patented UFI(R) devices protect aircraft electrical systems and components from electrical faults, extended dry pump operation and un-commanded pump operation. More information about TDG Aerospace may be found at www.tdgaerospace.com.
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