Specialist aviation services provider RVL Group has been granted Full Operating Capability (FOC) by the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to put into action its innovative aerial spray system for the protection of marine environments from oil-spill pollution.
This represents the achievement of a significant milestone under the MCA’s Aerial Spray Contract.
Working with the MCA, East Midlands Airport-based RVL has carried out the advanced design, engineering, testing and production of a cost-effective and timely oil-spill response system.
The detailed and extensive planning, testing and development by RVL and its partners has been accepted and recognised by the MCA with the grant of FOC. The system is on call around the clock, to protect Britain’s coastlines from oil spill pollution.
The RVL Oil Dispersant Spray Kit (ODSK) breaks new ground by offering a modular air cargo palletised spray system which can be installed into current and future generation jet aircraft to make it mission capable within three hours.
RVL Group Managing Director Dave Connor said: “This is the culmination of exceptional levels of hard work from RVL’s dedicated staff and its partners. I am delighted to see it being granted Full Operational Capability status by the MCA. This is a leading-edge system which we are confident will be adopted around the world as governments and marine agencies see its effectiveness and realise its cost benefits.”
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