Zodiac Aerotechnics

designs and manufactures state of the art equipment to improve safety at and around airports.

Fuel and Hydrant Systems

Zodiac Aerotechnics

Description: 

ZODIAC AEROSPACE designs and manufactures state of the art equipment to improve safety at and around airports. Zodiac is a world leader of airport refueling, ground and on board fuel circulation equipment, arresting systems and recently added obstacle mapping.

ZODIAC AEROSPACE under a brand name ZENITH Aviation™, was established at the beginning of the last century as a designer & manufacturer for automotive and aeronautical carburetors. We now offer a full range of solutions for airport refueling application, would it be on ground or airborne, civilian or military.

ZODIAC ARRESTING SYSTEMS has been providing air forces around the globe with cable and nets arresting systems for decades. Therefore, it is towards the world leader that the FAA turned when it came to develop arresting beds for civilian airports. As of 2015, over 100 beds are installed around the world and the company recognised as the reference on the matter. Recently, we enlarged our offer to obstacle mapping to answer the latest ICAO chapter 15 requirements.

Relying on decades of experience associated with our know-how as first European supplier of on board fuel circulation equipment for worldwide aircraft manufacturers and taking advantage of our R&D, manufacturing and tests facilities, we are proud to offer our customers products totally fulfilling their requirements in term of quality, reliability and durability.

For about 8 decades, several generations of military pilots have learnt to rely on Zodiac Arresting systems for safe arrestments. Moreover, 9 aircraft (of size ranging from Citation to B747), several hundreds of passengers have been arrested safely in emergency situation and several hundreds of millions euro saved. No injury was reported, all aircraft went back into operations and airports have learnt to count runway downtime in hours rather than days after an overrun.

Photos: 
Hydrant valve
refuelling at Roissy airport
factory
Activités: 

MAIN PRODUCT RANGE

Civilian applications

  • 24" sealed hydrant pit with riser and top cover 
  • Hydrant pit valve fully compliant with API 1584 3rd edition standard with all optional safety devices available 
     

Refueller and/or dispenser

  • 24" sealed hydrant pitwith riser and top cover
  • Hydrant pit valve fully compliant with API 1584 3rd edition standard with all optional safety devices available
  • 2½” Quick-disconnect couplers with multiple options: Single, with 1/4 turnball valve, with dry-break 
  • 4” API type Hydrant Couplings
  • In line pressure control valve 2½” and 4” 
  • 2½” NATO regulated hose end coupling
  • 2½” NATO adaptor
  • 2½”, 3” , 4" industrial couplings and adaptors
  • Other accessories available in our product catalogue
    • 4th generation jet blast resistant EMASMAX arrestor bed
    • Obstacle mapping type A, B, under eTOD, AIXM...
       

Military application

  • Helicopter in flight refuelling
  • Close circuit hot refuelling nozzle for helicopters with engine running 
  • 2,5" NATO hose end coupling with air loaded pressure control valve (for easy opportunity to change the setting value) 
  • Automatics hut-off coupling for complete filling of bladder tanks
Références: 

Since 1960, Orly opening year, more than 5000 hydrant valves and pits were fitted in hydrant systems on the wide civil and military airports in Europe, Africa, Russia, Middle and Far East. Since 1999 INTERTECHNIQUE is a part of ZODIAC AEROSPACE group which has 30 000 employees and a turnover of 4170 M€. Also, pressure regulators, adapters and couplings are fitted on servicers and tankers manufactured by Desautel, Fluid transfer, Lafon, SEA, Schengler, Titan…