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SFAR88 Update Steve Benz Blue Aerospace (954) 608-9665
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SFAR88 Update
Steve Benz
Blue Aerospace
(954) 608-9665
[email protected]
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SFAR 88
Briefing Agenda
Reasons for Kit
Acquisition & Installation
Update on Installs
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SFAR 88
Reasons for Kit
• Since 1959 there have been 16 fuel tank ignition
events, resulting in:
– 542 fatalities
– 11 hull losses
– 3 others with substantial damage
SFAR 88
Reasons for Kit
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• 2003: Initial Service Bulletins (382-28-20 & 82-772)
provided by Lockheed Martin following safety analysis
• 2008: Kit design approved by FAA, AD issued
• 2010: Now on Rev. 11 of Service Bulletin
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SFAR 88
Reasons for Kit
• 2009: Statement of findings:
“330 ACSG Engineering position concerning SFAR 88 implementation is any C-130
aircraft operating w/o fire suppressant foam in the fuel tanks needs to take some form of
action to mitigate the risk from electrical arcing leading to potential in-tank explosion
and fire damage. Without any action, there is a high risk present. Risk assessment
shows risk index can be reduced to a more manageable medium risk by either installing
fire suppressant foam in all fuel tanks or accomplishing the five Lockheed Service
Bulletins (SB 82-770, 82-772, 82-773, 82-774, and 82-795). USAF C-130 fleet has a
mix of aircraft with and without fire suppressant foam. Aircraft without fire
suppressant foam are projected to have these five service bulletins complied with.”
-- William Stillman, C-130 Aircraft Systems Engineering, Robins AFB
emphasis added
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SFAR 88
Kit Design
• Flame Arrestor for each vent line on Tanks 1-4
• GFI for each Fuel Pump mounted in Cargo
Compartment
• All attaching and other necessary hardware /
wiring
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SFAR88
Kit Design
Trailing Edge of wing shown with
Vent Tube Assembly removed
SFAR88
Acquisition & Installation
GFI Install
Aircraft Cargo Compartment
with Flame Arrestors installed
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SFAR88
Acquisition & Installation
GFI Install
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SFAR88
Acquisition & Installation
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Delivered to 100+ aircraft (22 operators)
Installed on 60-80 aircraft
Several thousand flight hours
No systems failures (five GFI returns)
Orders pending for five additional customers (25+
aircraft)
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SFAR88
Acquisition & Installation
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Ordered / Delivered (~100 aircraft):
Portuguese Air Force
Kuwait Air Force
First Air
Tepper
Lynden Air Cargo
Royal Moroccan Air Force
Royal Thai Air Force
Pakistan Air Force
Fuerza Aerea de Mexico
Royal Netherlands AF
Fuerza Aerea de Ecuador
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NOAA
Libyan Arab Air Force
Safair
Dubai Air Wing
Israeli Air Force
Fuerza Aerea de Chile
Fuerza Aera de Colombia
Royal Malaysian Air Force
UAE Air Force
Romanian Air Force
Lockheed Martin Test Aircraft
Ordered / Pending Delivery (~27 aircraft):
Republic of Singapore Air Force
Maximus Air Cargo
French Air Force
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SFAR88
Acquisition & Installation
• Kit quoted with 29 week production lead-time
• However, Blue ordered sufficient stocks to meet
demand within this timeframe
• Install is typically 60-80 hours (can be at depot or
at O-level)
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