EL CAJON, Calif., Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Phyre Technologies, Inc. ("Phyre") announced it has been selected by Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies Corporation, to build and demonstrate a Green On-Board Inert Gas Generating Systems (GOBIGGS™) system for the UH-60 BLACK HAWK, as part of the AATD Combat Tempered Platform Demonstration (CTPD) program.
Phyre's GOBIGGS™ is an environmentally friendly, catalytically based fuel tank inerting system designed to significantly reduce fuel tank vulnerability to explosion and thereby increase survivability of the UH-60 in forward operations.
Phyre's Chief Executive Officer, Stuart Robertson commented, "We are honored by the trust that both Sikorsky Aircraft and AATD have put in GOBIGGS™ and Phyre. After our successful demonstration at NAWS China Lake last fall, this venture with Sikorsky is a natural next step in the maturation of GOBIGGS™." "Over the past six-years, Phyre has invested substantial resources in the design and development of GOBIGGS™ as a next-generation fuel tank system, which will replace older and less efficient technology - for fuel tank inerting in both military and civilian aircraft."
Phyre Technologies, Inc. is a privately held company based in El Cajon, CA. Phyre specializes in advanced research and development in aerospace and defense fluid systems. Alderman & Company® provides strategic advise to Phyre Technologies in regard to their GOBIGGS™ and PADS technologies.
SOURCE Phyre Technologies, Inc.