AYLES FERNIE INTERNATIONAL has reported the successful delivery of their new NIMBUS C295 aerial dispersant spray system for the Airbus C295 aircraft. The systems were ground and flight tested at the Airbus Defence & Space facility in Seville, Spain in early 2014.
The systems, with associated Ground Support Equipment, also supplied by Ayles Fernie, are now delivered to the aircraft operator and ground and flight training provided by Ayles Fernie and Airbus Defence & Space (Airbus DS) instructors is scheduled for early 2015.
The NIMBUS C295 system, which has been successfully integrated into the C295 aircraft by Ayles Fernie and Airbus DS engineers, utilises the Ayles Fernie patented design concept for aerial dispersant systems where the modules can be installed with minimum or no modification to the aircraft. The system features 3 tank modules with a total capacity of 6000 litres and a combined Pump/Spray Arm module which is located on the Ramp. All modules are secured on the standard aircraft Cargo Handling System and the system can be installed within 45 minutes by a trained crew.
Ayles Fernie Managing Director, Bill Fernie, has described the Airbus C295 as an excellent platform for the NIMBUS system and the Ayles Fernie/Airbus DS team are looking forward to training the flight and ground crews on the system in 2015.
Photos courtesy of Airbus Defence & Space