Events related to aircraft missing over oceanic areas have led to several new requirements, amongst which is the introduction of a long-range Underwater Locator Device (ULD).
The ULD low frequency (8.8kHz) technology is used to increase the range at which aircraft submerged wreckage can be located.
It will be mounted on the aircraft structure free of sound absorbent materials and not in wing sections or empennage. The installation is in accordance with ARINC specification 667, which describes the removal, installation and maintenance aspects of an ULD installation.
Note that the ULD is not to be confused with the Underwater Locator Beacons (ULB) as installed on the CVR and FDRs. The ULD is complementary to the ULB and is mounted to the aircraft structure.
ICAO states that by January 1st 2018 aircrafts flying long range over water with a MTOW>27.000 kg must be equipped with an ULD. Long range over water is determined by the exceedance of the distance from a suitable emergency landing spot. The distance corresponds to 120 min at cruise speed or 400NM whichever is the lesser.
EASA states that by January 1st 2019 Passenger aircraft flying long range over water with a MTOW>27.000 kg and cargo aircraft with MTOW > 45.500kg must be equipped with an ULD. Long range over water is determined by a distance >180 NM from shore.
Other authorities have accepted similar rules.
Contact Fokker Services for other aircaft types.
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, in a partnership with Saint Gobain Performance Plastics, now offers a complete ARINC 791 solution for Ka- and Ku-band SATCOM installations. The complete package contains everything required for either retrofit or forward fit installations on large jet aircraft. Installation fittings are adjustable to cover the complete range of aircraft frame spacing while providing discrete interface loads to the fuselage. The aerodynamic fairing follows the fuselage curvature without requiring a large installation doubler, sealants, or fasteners through the aircraft skin.
LED Sealed Beam Replacement Lamps from Talon
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Talon Aerospace sealed beam replacement lamps are designed to allow for plug and play replacement of the existing sealed beam lamps fitted on an aircraft. Talon has 3 sizes available, with replacements for the Par 64 landing, Par 46 taxi and Par 36 logo, runway turn-off, engine and wing scan applications. The existing sealed beam lamps have a design life span between 25 and 300 hours while the Talon LED replacements are designed for 20,000 in service hours.
Light output is comparable to OEM lamps and the Par 64 landing light and Par 46 taxi light are designed to meet Mil Spec standard MIL-L-6503H. The LED replacements work with the existing transformers on the aircraft and are designed to minimize the overall LRU count within an operator inventory. The LED replacement lamps are designed with cool white LEDs to maximize light output but the Par 36 logo is also made available in warm white. Par 36 LED replacement lamps operate on both 13V and 26V AC, while the Par 46 and 64 operate on 26 VAC. All lamps can also operate on 28VDC, allowing for rotorcraft applications.
Talon LED sealed beam are designed at comparable weight to existing sealed beam lamps of equal size, allowing them to be used in existing fixtures. The current draw for the LED lamp is significantly lower compared to the existing units. Landing light Q4559X draws 650W while Talon LED replacement TAE0728-1 draws only 104W.
The LED replacement lamps are fully repairable and operator can replace individual components like the LED board, power supply and lens in case of failures, reducing cost of ownership.
Talon and Proponent
Proponent is the exclusive global distributor of all Talon Aerospace products. This relation provides customers with the latest generation of LED lights.
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Norton Radome for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Saint-Gobain Composites Aerospace (Ravenna, Ohio), a business unit of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, has been working in close cooperation with Spirit AeroSystems (Wichita, Kansas) for many years to supply Norton high-performance radomes for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. And with success! Since the start of this cooperation and program deliveries beginning in September 2011, Boeing has delivered 431 787s to 41 airlines around the globe and is on track to deliver number 500 in December 2016.
The radome design provides the 787 operator with the best weather radar performance and excellent service life.
Saint-Gobain Aerospace is the proud supplier of the nose radomes for the new PC-24 business jet built by Pilatus, of Stans, Switzerland. The initial deliveries of this aircraft are expected to occur in 2017.
The radomes for the Pilatus PC-24 are manufactured with advanced Sheergard™ materials from Saint-Gobain that provide superior radar transparency and in-flight durability. “Saint-Gobain has been the radome supplier to the PC-12 for more than 20 years and we are excited to have joined with Pilatus when the new PC-24 business jet program started in 2013”, says Eric Evennou, Sales Manager, Europe, for Saint-Gobain Aerospace. “Our engineers have been working closely with Pilatus to provide the highest transparency radome and the lightest weight structure for this new best-in-class business jet.”
“Saint-Gobain was selected for the PC-24 because of their sound design knowledge, combined with more than 50 years of success in providing reliable and durable radome structures, including the Pilatus PC-12”, says Design Build Team Leader, Pilatus Aircraft.
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