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ATL proudly manufactures fuel bladder tanks for a wide variety of aircraft including: Stunt planes, warbirds, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), missiles and helicopters. These tough, lightweight and flexible bladder tanks resist motor gasoline, diesel, avgas and JP fuels (including JP-10 and JP-TS). Other bladders are available for hydrogen, propane and alcohol fuels. ATL's fuel cell installations can be designed as vent-less collapsing diaphragms or as vented non-collapsing liners.

The demands of UAV design play closely to ATL’s core motorsport skill-set of reliability, complete fuel scavenge and ultimate light weight: ATL has spent decades fine-tuning its manufacturing process to reduce the weight of its fuel bladders and ancillaries. Demonstrating further commitment to this new industry, ATL has developed a new super-lightweight bladder material specifically for UAV applications. By demonstrating this level of commitment to innovation, ATL has established itself as the market leader in yet another industry.

 


 

EASA ETSO C-80

 

ATL’s lightweight bladder & fuel system technology inevitably leads to an increase in performance, no matter what the application. This has driven demand in new and exciting industries for ATL.

It was recognised that manned aviation applications could greatly benefit from the weight savings, performance gains and increased safety that an ATL bladder provides.

To cater for such application, ATL commenced the design & development of a new material known as ATL 910-B. This impressive material uses the same core technology as the world beating materials used in Formula One, but has been tailored to meet the rigorous standards of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for Flexible Fuel and Oil Cell Materials.

Following a development and test period, ATL are pleased to confirm that all tests for the ETSO C-80 - Flexible Fuel and Oil Cell Material standard and Rotorcraft specific CS-27 puncture strength requirements have been passed and the material is now ready to be qualified by manufacturers at airframe level.

As with all ATL materials, ATL 910-B can be used to create complex shapes suitable for the most demanding applications, and the full range of ATL technology can be employed.