Field receives FAA certification for Dash 8 mod
May 12, 2014, Toronto - Field Aviation has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its proprietary Long Range Fuel (LRF) modification for the Bombardier Dash 8 series 100/200/300.
May 12, 2014 By Carey Fredericks
Prior to receiving FAA certification, Field Aviation’s LRF modification had been granted STCs from both Transport Canada (TC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
The FAA STC is applicable to all Classic Dash 8 series 100/200/300 aircraft currently type approved by the FAA, TC and EASA regardless of serial number, model and weight. Field Aviation has successfully provided compliance to the new FAA airworthiness authorities standard 25.981 at amendment 25-125 (fuel tank ignition prevention), without the requirement for an exemption, and has been able to demonstrate full compliance to the current FAA airworthiness standards.
The installation of Field Aviation’s LRF modification will provide an additional 686 US gallons or approximately 4600 pounds of fuel. The combination of standard tanks plus the LRF modification will increase the Dash 8’s fuel capacity to approximately 10,200 pounds and provide a significant increase in available flight time depending on altitude and power settings.