In the year of the 100th anniversary of Russian civil aviation, navigation and aircraft landing systems are being created in Chelyabinsk that can withstand 56-degree frosts. As URA.RU was told by the Deputy Director for the subject of JSC NIIIT-RK named after A.M. Breygin Andrey Markov, the systems remain operational even in a heat of 60 degrees.
“The company’s products meet international standards and federal aviation regulations. The equipment operates in the temperature range from minus 56 to 60 degrees. When the external power supply fails, emergency power supplies are connected,” Markov explained to URA.RU.
The line of civilian products JSC NIIIT-RK named after A.M. Breygin consists of different types of radio beacons and radars. They are installed at airports. Modern equipment makes it possible to control and manage such beacons remotely. Route beacons provide aircraft with movement along the route. Locator beacons indicate the direction of the airfield. The course-glide path system of beacons provides landing with high accuracy. Locators collect information from the boards, process and transmit to dispatchers. Chelyabinsk technology provides operators on the ground, who are responsible for their flight area, with data on the speed of the aircraft, its altitude and even the remaining fuel.
“A plane flying from Moscow to Chelyabinsk begins to “see” the local airport from a distance of 150 km. Approximately over Zlatoust, the onboard receiver picks up a signal from the homing beacon, and the radio compass needle indicates the direction. The locator manages to notice this aircraft at a distance of 400 km and transmit the necessary data to the dispatcher, ”Deputy Director for Topics – Chief Designer Evgeny Permyakov specified to URA.RU.
Accurate heading and glide path signals from ground beacons of the landing system are transmitted to the aircraft crew at a distance of 50-60 km. Thanks to these radio beacons and locators, the aircraft lands day and night. In the organization, technology is developed and produced. Experienced employees pass on skills to young people. The best students are hired during their studies. The company cooperates with the Chelyabinsk Radio Engineering College and the instrument-making department of the South Ural State University.
In Russia, the 100th anniversary of civil aviation is celebrated on February 9th. On this day in 1923, the Civil Aviation Council was formed. By the anniversary date, Russian President Vladimir Putin established a medal.