Safe Flight to Provide Stall Warning on TAI “Hürkus”
Safe Flight Instrument Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft lift instrumentation and control systems, has been selected to provide the stall warning system on the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) high performance single engine turboprop trainer.
The “Hürkus”, named after Turkey’s pioneer aviator Vecihi Hürkus, is a tandem two-seat, high performance, single engine, turboprop aircraft being developed by TAI as a new basic trainer for the Turkish Armed Forces.
Safe Flight will aid the development and certification of the aircraft by providing hardware, technical, engineering and flight test support to TAI. Safe Flight’s Stall Warning System will be part of the aircraft’s airworthiness certificate and will be certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Since pioneering Stall Warning in 1946, Safe Flight has manufactured over one-half a million Lift Detectors/Lift Transducers to Civil and Military users worldwide. As the leading developer of aircraft lift instrumentation, Safe Flight will provide TAI with a mature and robust system that has been proven reliable in the field thus greatly reducing program certification risk.
Safe Flight will perform any required environmental and EMI testing in its new state of the art qualification lab. The electromagnet interference (EMI) test chamber enables Safe Flight engineering personnel to test our products to ensure that they comply with the certification standards for installation and use on aircraft. The chamber and the associated test equipment can test for radiated emissions; test the susceptibility of the equipment to radio frequency interference, and the susceptibility of the equipment to high energy surges resulting from lightning strikes on the aircraft. The test chamber also provides an important design tool for the engineers for testing out elements of the designs prior to full assembly of the prototype equipment. This will provide a high confidence that the final designs will meet the standards while meeting the program cost targets and deadlines.
Flight test units for the “Hürkus” are scheduled to be shipped 4th quarter of 2010 with production deliveries slated to begin in 2nd quarter 2011.