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Integrated Fuel Management Panel (IFMP)

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0667
Category: Fuel Systems
Object Type: Indicator/Instrument
Object Name: Integrated Fuel Management Panel (IFMP)
Part No: 57-001-01
Serial No: 00001
Manufacturer: Marconi Electronic Systems
Division: Instrument Systems [ISD]
Platform(s): KC-135 Stratotanker
Year of Manufacture: circa 1998
Dimensions: Width (mm): 457
Height (mm): 125
Depth (mm): 478
Weight (g): 10,500
Location: Rack RAA04 [Main Store]

G.E.C. Marconi Avionics Ltd
Integrated Fuel Management Panel
PN 57-001 01
Mfr K0656
Ser No 00001
Contr F34601-92-C-0918
Dsgn Act K0656
For Bench Use Only


Cast into the sides of the unit's casing are the names of the adjacent internal circuit boards: C/PSM-1, C/PSM-2, DDM-1 & DDM-2.

In 1998 Lear Astronics, Santa Monica, Calif., was awarded an $8M contract which included 114 Integrated Fuel Management Panels (IFMP) for the Fuel Savings Management System on the KC-135 (Stratotanker) aircraft. In the early 1980’s the USAF embarked on the Fuel Savings Advisory System for the KC-135 to reduce the crew workload during aerial refuelling. The IFMP was a key part of the system and interfaced directly with the FMC. It contained two independent microprocessor channels, seven segment direct view incandescent displays, a graphic display of aircraft centre of gravity and illuminated Valve switches showing the direction of flow. The units were supplied by GEC-Marconi Avionic Systems and then by BAE Systems. A full description of the system is given in ‘Aircraft Fuel Systems’ by Roy Langton, Chuck Clark, Martin Hewitt, Lonnie Richards.

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