FAA OKs Field Aviation Dash 8 Long-range Fuel Mod
Field Aviation has received a supplemental type certificate from the FAA for its proprietary long-range fuel modification for the Bombardier Dash 8-100/200/300. Transport Canada (TC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have also STC’d the modification.
The installation provides capacity for another 686 gallons (4,600 pounds) of fuel, bringing total fuel load to 10,200 pounds. The work will be performed at the company’s Toronto facility and will take between three and five months, according to Adrian Di Pietro, Field Aviation’s sales director. The STC is applicable to all Dash 8-100/200/300s currently type approved by the FAA, TC and EASA, regardless of serial number, model and weight.
Field Aviation’s mod complies with the new FAA airworthiness authorities standard 25.981 at amendment 25-125 (fuel-tank ignition prevention) without the requirement for an exemption.