Bend Company Making Medevac Flights Safer – CiES Fuel Probes

In an article by the Bend Bulletin, CiES was complimented on making helicopter flights safer due to their revolutionary fuel measuring technology in their CiES fuel probes.

The CiES fuel probe is part of a crash-resistant fuel tank developed by Robertson Fuel Systems, of Tempe, Arizona, with Vector Aerospace [now StandardAero], a global company that specializes in aircraft maintenance. The Federal Aviation Administration on Dec. 4 certified the Roberston-Vector fuel tank for retrofitting two models of Airbus helicopters, the AS350 and the EC130 B4. Airbus helicopters are commonly used for medical evacuations.

The CiES contribution to the improved fuel system isn’t the unit’s ability to survive a crash, said Bill York, director of engineering at Robertson. The CiES fuel probe is accurate and economical, all significant improvements over existing technology, York said.

The CiES probe “is giving a higher fidelity signal than what you would get out of the old, resistance-style system, in a reliable fashion at an economical price,” York said. Philiben said the basic model is built to outlast the useful life of most aircraft.

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About CiES Inc.

Established in 2012, CiES is now the largest supplier of aviation fuel quantity probes and senders. They are the recognized leader in the design, development, certification, and manufacture of electronic sensor solutions for original equipment manufacturers, as well as direct-to-market consumer products. Through the creative application of cutting-edge technologies, CiES creates complex end-to-end solutions. This is a company that is changing the game in aviation technology and revolutionizing the way we navigate the skies. Aiming at future growth and innovation, CiES is pushing the boundaries of what is possible.​

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