FLIGHT CALIBRATION

The regular and safe operation of civil and military air traffic entirely depends on the availability of reliable navigational facilities, instrument landing system, radars, and visual approach aids. In this aspect, it is necessary that these navigational facilities are flight inspected on regular basis to examine the resulting signal-in-space as they are presented to an aircraft receiving system after being influenced by external factors i.e. site conditions, ground conductivity, terrain irregularities, metallic structures, propagation effect, equipment malfunction etc.

Flight inspection is that activity which assures and verifies that signals in space transmitted by air navigation facilities meet the prescribed standards throughout their service volume. Flight inspection will continue to be important in the proof of facility performance because it presents in–flight evaluation and provides a sampling of the radiated signals in the operating environment. The purpose of flight testing is to confirm the correctness of the setting of essential signal-in-space parameters, determine the operational safety and acceptability of the navigational aids.

ICAO / FAA

As per ICAO/FAA requirements...

General Authority of Civil Aviation, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is responsible for maintaining high standards and accuracy of these radio navigational, landing/visual aids and radars installed at different airports and airfields throughout the Kingdom. To meet this important and mandatory ICOA/FAA requirements on which the entire safety of air traffic depends, GACA has outsourced its flight inspection operation to Samana Special Mission.

General Authority of Civil Aviation, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is responsible for maintaining high standards and accuracy of these radio navigational, landing/visual aids and radars installed at different airports and airfields throughout the Kingdom. To meet this important and mandatory ICOA/FAA requirements on which the entire safety of air traffic depends, GACA has outsourced its flight inspection operation to Samana Special Mission.

AIRCRAFT & EQUIPMENT

AIRCRAFT AND EQUIPMENT

The Beechcraft King Air 350 used for our flight inspection is amongst the most preferred aircraft for the task. It is a full load, full fuel aircraft capable of long-range flights and reaching higher altitudes faster than any other flight inspection aircraft in the field. It is not only adept of operating from short, unimproved runways which is best suited for smaller airports around the Kingdom but, it is also apt for performing the task in a shorter time span while being fuel efficient..

AIRCRAFT AND EQUIPMENT

Equipped with an ad-hoc automatic high technology system is able to perform Flight check Operations acquiring real time data without any ground based equipment. The fuel efficiency will provide for less pollution for any given mission, fulfilling our global strategy to reduce carbon emissions.

In terms of general performance the P180 is the fastest turboprop in production today with a top speed of 402 Kts, a certified ceiling of 41,000 feet and a range of over 1,500 nautical miles. Professionally flown by our crew, the combination aircraft/ flight inspection system will provide the edge over competitors, with greater efficiency, reduced emissions and top precision in the flight inspection results.

The aircraft low fuel consumption can guarantee an average 3 hour and 30 minutes of Flight Time (during Flight Inspection).

AIRCRAFT AND EQUIPMENT

  • The most modern Flight Inspection system on the market
  • Efficient Flight Inspection Navaids and Instrument procedures
  • Way ahead in Flight Inspection of new and future CNS
  • Leading edge Technology and quality
  • Confirm Flight Inspection Manual FAA and ICAO
  • Fully Automatic operation with dedicated software
  • To ensure and verify the safety of airspace for flying and reliability of landing and Navigational Aids as per GACA ,FAA, & ICAO standard.

AIRCRAFT AND EQUIPMENT

The NSM-2100-GRS Ground Reference Station is responsible for GPS corrections needed in the airborne UNIFIS 3000 equipment for RTK and DGPS solutions.

The reference station is portable and the size is as small as possible due to easy storage and transportation by the flight inspection aircraft. The reference station is also very easy to set up and configure and hence easy to operate by only one operator.

The main container (Reference container) includes the GPS engine, power supply, telemetry unit with antenna and the hand controller. The battery package (Battery container) includes the battery with the belonging battery protection circuitry and charging logic.

The GPS antenna and the belonging tripod have separate carrying bags.

AIRCRAFT AND EQUIPMENT

SSM is using Sokkia GRX1 Survey System for the survey of WGS-84 coordinates of Air Navigation services, Landing Aids, Visual Aids, and Geodetic points at airports and airfields.

Sokkia GRX1 brings a new level of versatility and flexibility into precision GNSS positioning applications.Whether it's used for RTK base or rover, for network RTK rover or even as a static receiver, the GRX1 provides unmatched usability and convenience that increases field work efficiency on every job site.