Net barriers - Emergency Arresting systems for military aircraft
Safran Aerosystems net barrier arresting systems are installed in the overrun area of an air field . They are used primarily as emergeny systems for non hook-equipped aircraft, but are also for hook-equipped aircraft unable to engage a pendant cable.
Energy absorption capacity (ft lbf x10(6)/MJ) 125/170
Maximum engagement speed (kts) 190
Maximum runout distance (ft/m) 1,200/365
Minimum runout distance (ft/m) 400/125
Raising time (seconds) 1.5
Unrivalled 75 years in arresting system design and manufacturing. Over 5000 sold to more than 80 countries.
Wide offering of products and services that serve a variety of aircraft, operational, and environmental requirements.
Expert support throughout the products' lifecycle (Overhaul, upgrades, installation and training).
Multi-element nets (MEN) and high-performance nets (HP)
Safran Aerosystems has been the world leader in nylon & polyester webbing nets ever since their first patent in 1954 (developped in partnership with the French DGA). Since then, we have remained at the forefront in net design, always ensuring minimal damage to aircraft. Known as multiple element nets (MEN) or high performance nets (HP), we continue design new models, and to always identify the optimal solution for maximum safety. We have developed the best in class design & validation capabilities, feeding our vast experience into state of the art simulmation tools that not only reassure customers of compatibility with their aircraft, but also help us identify valuable improvements to their design.
Net raising devices
Stanchion systems for raising nets
Safran Aerosystems provides three net raising systems: the Type 5 pneumatic system with a raising time of 1.5 seconds, the BAK-15 or 61QSII hydraulic system, and the Mk-6 stanchion powered by an electric motor. When an aircraft engages the net, the net is released and wraps around the aircraft structure with minimal damage.
Mechanical energy absorbers
Friction brakes, Water Twister® brakes and textile brakes
Safran Aerosystems friction brake solutions include BAK-12 and SmartArrest®, the world's most widely used hydraulically actuated friction brake. Ideal for next generation fighter aircraft and joint aircraft missions, the BAK-12 and SmartArrest® solutions support air forces that require optimal arresting performance for a wide range of aircraft weights and operations. Other energy absorption systems designed by Safran Aerosystems are the Water Twister® and the modular textile brake, a single-use system ideal for low engagement frequency.
Additional Products & Services
Control systems provided by Safran Aerosystems offer the customer the ability to control multiple net, cable and mobile systems from a single control interface. The user can control the systems from the runway or tower, while also receiving critical status and troubleshooting information. The systems integrate with existing airfield infrastructures via copper, fiber optic, or radio communication methods.
Products and services to facilitate surface, pit or mobile installation
The runway environment influences the choice of arresting system. In the case of a permanent installation, this may have to comply with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) directives. Safran Aerosystems therefore provides a complete service package: layout plans, civil engineering work supervision, installation supervision, user training and technical support throughout the product life cycle. These services can also be included in turnkey packages. The PortArrest® P-IV ESCO is suitable for temporary installations. It is a self-contained mobile arresting system designed to quickly and safely deploy and recover a squadron on permanent or temporary runways.
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