PATS Aircraft Systems Receives FAA STC for B757-200 Auxiliary Fuel System

Georgetown, DE (September 30, 2010). PATS Aircraft Systems is pleased to announce that the FAA has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its B757-200 Auxiliary Fuel System (AFS). The approved fuel system has been successfully installed, tested and certified in the 6-tank configuration and can extend the range of the aircraft to over 5,000nm.

PATS B757-200 AFS is a stand-alone modular tank system installed in the forward and aft lower cargo compartments. As with all PATS Auxiliary Fuel Systems, the installed STC kit feeds the aircraft's integral fuel tanks and operates independently, allowing the system to be active or inactive, based upon mission requirements. The newly approved system is fully compliant with all Federal Aviation Regulations, including the SFAR 88 and structural margin Airworthiness Directives issued against previous B757 AFS systems.

PATS B757 AFS adds an important option to owners and operators of the B757-200 and is compatible with most aircraft operations including commercial passenger service, cargo configurations, VIP/executive and special mission utilization. PATS CEO, John Martin, adds, "With all aircraft operators seeking new and creative ways to address their markets, the newly approved PATS 757 Aux Fuel System extends aircraft range and expands the viable options for revenue-generating applications".

PATS is also currently in the final stages of certifying additional configurations of the B757-200 Auxiliary Fuel System and expects in the near future to have STC approval on both 8 tank and 4 tank systems. Customers have the option to install a wide range of tank configurations, from 1 tank to 8 tanks, with any uninstalled configuration to be certified by the PATS ODA via STC Amendment.

PATS Aircraft has B757 AFS kits available for delivery. PATS also offers installation management services, ranging from full on-site installation to engineering/technical oversight, to ensure the AFS installation occurs smoothly and concurrently with other aircraft maintenance and/or modifications. Please contact Matthew Hill (+1.302.752.8007) for more information.

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