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29 October 2015

The crash-resistant fuel system is designed for helicopters, because this type of aircraft makes so-called "hard landings". In this case, it is essential to avoid fuel spills that may result in fire. During the tests that involved dropping a sample fuel tank fitted with the crash-resistant fuel system from a 15-meter height, the shell of the tank was not damaged, the integrity of in-built tank elements was not compromised, and the testers did not find any leaks of the test fluid.
"The new European standards require that all helicopters carrying cargoes and passengers must be equipped with these systems," said Technodinamika’s CEO Maxim Kuzyuk. "Our system will meet these requirements and will be certified to the European standards."
"This is a breakthrough innovation for the Russian Federation," said Viktor Nikolenko, Director of Technodinamika Design Center. "It consists of a number of components, including new elastic materials for fuel tanks. These materials remain leakproof and do not rupture on impact; they are also puncture resistant."
In addition, the system is fitted with crash-resistant fluoroplastic hoses and titanium fittings capable of withstanding high pressures and temperatures. The system is designed so that, in case of failure, all connections break in special elements that prevent fuel spills.
After the system undergoes certification tests in 2016-2017, it can be put into mass production. The system will also be fully patented. Delivery of the new system is scheduled to begin in 2017-2018.

Technodinamika Holding offers design, engineering, manufacturing, and after-sales services of aircraft systems and components. The Holding also produces parts and components for the oil and gas, automotive, transport, and power generation industries. Technodinamika comprises 36 enterprises located all over Russia: in Moscow, Moscow Region, Ufa, Samara, Ekaterinburg, Arkhangelsk Region, and other Russian regions. The Holding is part of Rostec State Corporation.
Rostec State Corporation is a Russian corporation established in 2007 to assist industries in the development, production, and export of high-technology military and civil products and services. The corporation comprises more than 700 organizations that are currently part of 9 holding companies operating in the military-industrial complex and 5 companies operating in civilian sectors, along with 22 direct management organizations. Rostec's portfolio includes many well-known brands such as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA, etc. Rostec has subsidiaries in 60 regions of the Russian Federation that export their products to over 70 countries worldwide. Rostec's revenue in 2013 amounted to RUB 1.04 trillion. The corporation payed a total of RUB 138 billion in taxes.