Contact: Laura Dion (978) 988-4639
WILMINGTON, MA - Zodiac Aérazur-a leading global manufacturer of aircraft systems--has selected AMETEK Aerospace & Defense to provide fuel quantity indication system (FQIS) components for the Bell 429 GlobalRanger Light Twin helicopter.
The FQIS components integrate the functions of a continuous level sensor, temperature sensor and low-level switch within the fuel system, in addition to enabling the integration of other in-tank fuel system components. The integration of these important fuel system parameters comes as a natural extension of AMETEK’s long history of sensing products for aircraft and helicopter applications.
"We are extremely pleased to participate with Aérazur in the design and development of the Bell 429 fuel system," notes Wes Hardin, Senior Vice President and General Manager of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense. "Aérazur is a world-recognized specialist in high-technology equipment and systems installed on airplanes and helicopters by all of the leading international airframe manufacturers."
The 429 GlobalRanger is Bell Helicopter’s latest addition to its leading lineup of commercial helicopters and represents a significant advancement for the light twin helicopter segment. The Bell 429 features several "first-ever" technologies, including cabin and cockpit features and high-performance rotor technology. Initial deliveries of the new helicopter are expected in the first half of 2007 AMETEK Aerospace & Defense is a leading supplier of engine and aircraft monitoring systems, data acquisition units, fuel and fluid measurement systems, engine and airframe sensors, cables, harness assemblies, avionics blowers, fans, and heat transfer and cooling systems.
AMETEK Aerospace & Defense is a unit of AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME), a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electric motors with annualized sales of more than $1.4 billion. For more information, contact AMETEK Aerospace & Defense, 50 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA 01887. Phone: 978-988-4639. Fax: 215-293-8996. E-mail: email@example.com. Web Site: www.ametekaerodefense.com
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Bell 429 GlobalRanger photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter