Organization: Trans-Canada Air Lines
Trans-Canada’s New Vickers Viscount Rely on Pacitron Fuel Gaging Systems
Fuel gage for the first Turboprop to go into service in North America
To obtain the aircraft best suited to their operational requirement, Trans-Canada Air Lines and Capital Airlines chose the Vickers Viscount turboprops. And to insure the ultimate in accurate and proven fuel gage, both lines have chosen the Simmonds Pacitron Lightweight Fuel Gage System.
Now to its long record of firsts in fuel gage development, Simmonds is proud to add the installation of Pacitron on the first turboprop airliner to go into service in North America.
In addition to dependable fuel measurement, the Pacitron Lightweight Fuel Gage System also makes possible the additional of important functions of fuel management and control. These include: automatic centre of gravity control (i.e. control of fuel weight distribution), low level switching (thermistor level switched), and automatic load limit control in accordance with the flight plan.
Simmonds fuel gaging systems are now flying on 90 types of aircraft and 40 U.S. and foreign flag airlines – a record for which Simmonds is recognized the world over as “first in electronic fuel gaging”.
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