The Polish Air Force is now using a suite of flight data recording, transmission, management and analysis technology from Teledyne Controls in efforts to improve the safety and efficiency of its dedicated VIP flights for senior government and military officials.
The Polish Air Force has deployed Teledyne’s GroundLink Comm+ system – a wireless quick access recorder and communication device that provides cellular wireless connectivity between the aircraft and a ground-based analysis station. With more than 14,000 units delivered, the GroundLink system is in use by civilian airplanes worldwide.
The Polish Air Force now benefits from the acquisition of aircraft flight data via Teledyne’s Digital Flight Data Unit (DFDAU), automated download of the flight data via the GroundLink Comm+ cellular system, and processing and analysis via Teledyne’s AirFASE ground software.
A key use case for GroundLink technology is the requirement to scrutinize a pre-VIP flight engine ground run. Data is offloaded from the aircraft to flight operations and analyzed automatically. This allows the flight operations team to scrutinize the data and determine engine operating performance. Any anomalies within the data can be quickly identified and rectified before the flight.
“Teledyne’s GroundLink automated download solution accelerates information delivery, minimizes costs and optimizes efficiency, compliance, quality control and process management,” says Thomas Innocenti, regional director, Government and Military Sales.
“As well as further enhancing the safety of our aircraft, one of our main uses of Teledyne’s products is efficiency,” says Lt. Wojciech Szczygiel, avionics engineer, 1st Airlift Base, Warsaw, Poland. “With this technology we are able to optimize processes, both in the speed of flight data download and analysis for our senior officials.”
Teledyne says this project with the Polish Air Force demonstrates their continued ability to leverage the solutions it first developed for commercial aviation to enhance the safety and efficiency of government and military aircraft. “We value our relationship with the Polish Air Force and look forward to contributing to their vision of providing safe and efficient transportation for Poland’s important state officials,” Innocenti concludes.