July 16, 2014
Auxiliary fuel tanks for Bombardier Q400
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group and Bombardier Aerospace are developing an External Auxiliary Fuel System solution for the Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft. The solution, which will be available as an official Bombardier option, will provide up to an additional 10,000lb of fuel in two external pannier tanks allowing the aircraft to fulfil a whole range of missions requiring additional range and endurance, allowing this turboprop platform to be able to sustain operations of up to 12 hours. Marshall is responsible for the design, development, manufacture and test of the auxiliary fuel system. Marshall has pioneered innovative fuel systems and tanks for the Boeing P8 and the Airbus A318E as well as special mission modifications and integrations.