8 mars 2015
04.03.2015 Vered Talala / Eden Sharon - IAF
New system will warn ISR planes pilots from impact. The system was already installed in dozens of "Beechcraft King-Air" planes and is used to track adjacent aircraft
The ISR (Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance) squadrons in Sde-Dov Airbase were recently equipped with new alert system, which has already helped to upgrade flight safety level.
Throughout the years, the number of active aircraft in the IAF has increased dramatically, directly increasing aerial traffic and the risk of aerial accidents. Four years of hard work on the side of IAF technician came to an end and pilots could go out on operational activities with no fear of unexpected aerial "surprises".
"Now you are not afraid when other airplanes fly next to you", said Lieutenant Colonel Yoav, Commander of the "First" squadron. "There are other implications besides safety. It allows more planes to fly together closely".
"We fly much safer today"
The system that installed in the "Beechcraft King-Air B200" and the "Beechcraft King-Air C-12" is tracking close-by aircraft and presenting them to the air crew members on the plane.
When a plane enters the safety range, the system detects an impact hazard and relying on speed, altitude and flight direction data and provide the pilots with relevant verbal alert.
"It is impossible to fly without that system in Israel", said Colonel Yahel, Commander of Sde-Dov Airbase. "It is a highly important system which prevents crashes and therefore saves lives. We fly much safer today".
18 décembre 2014
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.