WestJet selects Jetaire’s INVICTA for 737 fleet compliance

A WestJet 737 approaches to land.
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In an effort to prioritize passenger safety and to ensure compliance with the Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction Rule (FTFR), WestJet has selected Jetaire Flight Systems’ INVICTA™ solution for their Boeing 737 fleet.

WestJet has partnered with Jetaire Flight Systems to adopt their revolutionary INVICTA™ solution for their Boeing 737 fleet to meet the fuel tank regulatory compliance.

This collaboration, along with KF Aerospace, means that WestJet will meet compliance requirements well ahead of the mandatory deadline.

With an extensive network of over 200 routes to 100 destinations across 25 countries, ensuring fleet compliance is paramount for the safety of passengers, crew, and aircraft.

Fuel tank flammability reduction

Airworthiness compliance is a critical aspect for airlines, and ensuring the safety of passengers, crew, and the integrity of aircraft relies heavily on implementing efficient and reliable solutions to meet mandatory regulations.

WestJet’s decision to adopt INVICTA™ by Jetaire Group emphasizes the significance of mitigating the risks of fuel tank explosions caused by heated fuel vapor, tank rupture, lightning strikes, static discharge, or other external factors.


INVICTA™ by Jetaire Flight Systems

INVICTA™ is a proprietary Reticulated Polyurethane Foam (RPF) solution that offers a lightweight, self-extinguishing, three-dimensional skeletal matrix, effectively suppressing fuel ignition within the tank.

By embracing INVICTA™, WestJet demonstrates their recognition of Jetaire Group’s innovative, patented technology, and their unwavering commitment to aviation safety.

INVICTA™ provides a comprehensive solution for fuel tank flammability reduction, ensuring compliance with crucial regulations like FAR 25.981 and 121.1117.

This innovative foam-based technology minimizes downtime while delivering efficient and long-lasting results, making it an ideal choice for WestJet’s Boeing 737 fleet.

Approval and installation

Recently, Jetaire Group received Transport Canada (TCCA) approval for the firm’s supplemental type certificate (STC) on its B737NG INVICTA™ modification, bringing the aircraft into compliance with airworthiness directive AD 2020-18-13.

The installation of INVICTA™ modifications will be carried out through a partnership agreement between Jetaire Flight Systems and KF Aerospace, a prominent maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility based in Kelowna, British Columbia.

KF Aerospace

WestJet’s collaboration with KF Aerospace holds great significance as they are Canada’s largest commercial maintenance, repair, and overhaul group, with operating facilities in Kelowna (YLW), Hamilton (YHM), Portage La Prairie (YPG), and Vancouver (YVR).

Renowned for providing heavy maintenance, modification services, and line maintenance, KF Aerospace’s expertise ensures aircraft can be efficiently modified for compliance with minimal downtime.

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