Stratus

The STRATUS system is an underslung dispersant spray system which can be operated from any “helicopter of opportunity” which is equipped with a cargo hook. Carried as an under slung load by a single strop & harness, the system incorporates its own power supply and is controlled via a simple pilot/crew operated control box.

The system can be jettisoned in an emergency and requires no modifications to the helicopter. The STRATUS system consists of a lightweight marine grade aluminium dispersant tank and frame which supports an electric start diesel engine, driving a centrifugal pump and a 10m Spray Boom assembly. The outer sections of the boom can be removed reducing the span to 6m if required. The spray nozzles are fully configurable to provide a wide range of application rates and swath widths to suit almost any spill situation.

The STRATUS Tank has a unique aerodynamic profile to reduce drag, maximising fuel efficiency and transit/spraying speeds. The Mass of the system is carefully controlled to maximise dispersant load, rotorcraft fuel capacity and the stability of the system in flight.

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Features

  • Fully configurable to provide a wide range of application rates and swath widths to suit almost any spill situation
  • Can be operated from any helicopter which is equipped with a cargo hook
  • Carried as an under slung load by a single strop & harness
  • Controlled via a simple pilot/crew operated control box
  • Requires no modifications to the helicopter
  • Incorporates its own power supply
  • Can be jettisoned in an emergency

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Technical Specification

We have STRATUS systems available in a range of tank capacities. For full technical specification please contact us to discuss your specific requirements with our specialists.

Available Options

Recommended Spares Kit

A comprehensive set of spares can be supplied with STRATUS systems.

Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Package

A comprehensive range of GSE is available with STRATUS systems.

Flight Crew and STRATUS Crew Training Courses

Flight Crew will need to be trained to Install, Load, Operate, Drain, Remove, Store and Maintain the system safely and effectively. These course are provided by Ayles Fernie

Recommended Dispersant

Ayles Fernie will be pleased to recommend dispersants which are suitable for use with the STRATUS system