AN award-winning company from Fareham will unveil its latest technology to make helicopter refuelling safer when it attends Farnborough International Airshow later this month.
Barnbrook Systems will give the cutting-edge fuel switch pride of place on its stand as it attends the aerial extravaganza.
The airshow — held once every two years as one of the world’s most renowned events of its kind — is expected to attract more than 200,000 trade and public visitors on July 14 to 20.
Barnbrook is developing the innovative fuel switch for a major aerospace company to cut off fuel pumps for split seconds at a time to stop spills during refuelling in the air and on deck.
Barnbrook, in Fareham Park Road, will also showcase engine control units which it repairs and overhauls for private jets as well other technology during the show’s week-long trade fair.
Andrew Barnett, who is chief technology officer at the 35-strong company, said: ‘We have been to every Farnborough International Airshow for the past 20 years.
‘As the most important event for the aerospace and defence industry, it is a prime opportunity to demonstrate and showcase our new innovations and products to other leading industry figures and potential customers from around the world.’
He added: ‘We are excited to be exhibiting our innovative, new fuel switch which will revolutionise the refuelling of helicopters, making it safer and more efficient.
‘Our attendance will continue a landmark year, coming after recent awards successes and a succession of new contracts.’
Transducers for the fuel switch detect waves of fuel inside a tank and cut off fuel pumps to prevent spillage out of air vents.
The new technology is particularly aimed at refuelling on the deck of ships in heavy seas.
It will also be used for demanding inflight refuelling when turbulence can cause problems.