The Jets return to action

דובר צה”ל

The storm came back yesterday (Mon) to task following his Air Force Commander, Maj. Gen. Eliezer Shkedi • after having proven that the risk to the crew.
The air emitted a low plane.

תאריך: 28/04/2008, 10:38    
מחבר: מערכת אתר צה”ל

The jets (F-16I) returned to fly in from yesterday (Mon)
After proven that the risk to the crew of air emitted into the cockpit is very low. At a conference held last night to the storm presented technical information regarding medical substance dangerous infiltration into the cockpit, and updated the Commander’s decision.

As you know, following complaints of air crew of irritation and adverse side effects when using oxygen system at the end and finding higher levels of formaldehyde above the international standard, the Air Force Commander decided to ground the planes end lineup a month ago. During this period, the work teams were set up and testing on a variety of topics, the participation of experts and regular air force personnel and reserves, and a series of experiments in collaboration with manufactures, Lockheed Martin, to find the source of the problem and ways of its solution.

After a thorough check of the aircraft found that seven of them there is a high level international employment level. These planes are not performed.
At the same time a sample tested planes of arrays and found a similar problem.

With regard to exposure of the storm to formaldehyde so far is that risk
Is very low. The other planes available employment standard to return to flight.
100% oxygen is carried out where there is no risk. At the same time have some jets filters
For testing purposes.


Translated from Hebrew