18.12.2014 Nadav Berger - IAF
New flight systems that are currently being installed in Beechcraft King-Air C12 air will make the aircrews safer. The systems are meant to alert the aircrews to a crash or deviation from safe altitude
The Beechcraft King Air C-12 will be upgraded next year in order to increase safety thanks to a crash detector system that is currently being installed in the planes.
Over the years the number of aircrafts present in Israeli airspace during intensive operational activity has increased, which increases the aerial traffic in the area and, by extension, the risk of an aerial crash. The system that is currently being installed in the Beechcraft King Air C-12 is a system that tracks aircrafts flying near the plane and displays them to the aircrews on a flight monitor. When different air plane crosses the safety range, the system recognizes the risk of a crash according to the speed, altitude and direction, and the air crews receive a vocal warning accordingly.
Another system that is being installed in the airplanes is designed to maintain the correct altitude. The system informs the aircrews when they have reached the correct altitude and gives them a vocal signal when the airplane exceeds the limits of the correct altitude.
The installation of the two systems is expected to be completed by the end of 2014 in the planes operated by the "Aerial Kings" squadron from Sde Dov airbase. In the future, a designed to alert the aircrews to a sudden shutdown of the automatic flight systemis expected to be installed in the planes.