Coming Soon: Helicopters Equipped with Electronic Instruction Manuals Coming Soon: Helicopters Equipped with Electronic Instruction Manuals

The system will be integrated into the Black Hawk helicopters Soon, helicopter squadrons in the Air Force will part with instructional manuals that accompany the aerial teams on every flight and assist them with the protocol that is required in any given situation. The thick booklets will soon be replaced with an electronic system that will shorten the operating time of the helicopter crew

Michal Khayut

Right before takeoff, a member of the aerial team is equipped not only with a jumpsuit, but also a thick instruction manual that helps the aerial team and details how to manage correctly any situation: Starting with the tests that have to be carried out on the helicopter before takeoff, to the protocol required in case of a malfunction. This cumbersome manual will soon be replaced with an electronic and computerized instruction manual.

The new and advanced system will make things easier for the aerial teams and will save them precious time. That way, the pilot can leave quickly for the mission. “The idea is to take advantage of the systems that already used in the helicopters in order to replace the manuals that are currently in use with something more accessible”, says Captain Adam from the helicopter section of the instructional department. “The goal is to shorten the time it takes to act. It will take the pilot less time to access the instructional manual that is relevant to him”.

As part of the test run, the system will be integrated into the Black Hawk helicopter systems. “Today, the system already exists in the Longbow Apache helicopters”, explains Captain Adam. “It will be harder to integrate into the systems of older helicopters, but at the end of the day, the goal is for all combat and assault helicopters in the force to change to electric instruction manuals”.

 

 

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