Aircraft Carriers

Aviation Fuelling Systems for Future Aircraft Carriers. As an example of the confidence placed in ours capabilities, we were awarded a ~ £4.5M contract in late 2007 for the design, development and manufacture of two ship sets of modules and associated tanks for installation on to the new Queen Elizabeth Class Carriers.

Each ship set, comprising twenty five modules and two tanks, deployed around the flight deck and hanger deck, provides the capability to either boost the supply of fuel and dispense to individual helicopters or to pressure de-fuel. Each module is a self-contained unit including operator control panels, motor/pump digital controller, flow meter, powered hose deployment/retract, fuel filter and electronic interfaces to the Ship's Integrated Platform Management System.

All modules and associated equipment have been designed to meet the stringent Marine operating environmental requirements, including the selection of materials from the Lloyds Register Rules and Regulations for the Classification of Naval Ships. Working closely with the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, Fluid Transfer International has drawn on its extensive experience in the supply of design and in-service support documentation through tailored implementation of technical and project governance practices to ensure the key performance parameters, physical constraints, cost constraints and delivery milestones are met. Where practical, extensive application of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) equipment has been adopted.