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Falcon advanced trainer made to participate in Dubai Air Show
11 15, five days of the 11th Dubai Air Show opened. According to reports, developed by the Hongdu Aviation Industry Group’s L-15 “Falcon” advanced trainer aircraft, this exhibition as the only Chinese flight performance models, the new aircraft models in one of the most dazzling, the international aviation’s strong reaction. According to the experts predict, L-15 “Falcon” of the potential purchases of 600 or so. Then, L-15 “Falcon” senior trainer at the Air Show will be so why the concern and sought after? The deeper reason is mainly reflected in the aircraft excellent performance and accurate market positioning.
excellent performance is the first
L-15 “Falcon” advanced trainer has a good overall performance. Specifically reflect its excellent aerodynamic layout, wider flight envelope, for the third generation fighter pilot training.
aircraft equipped with airborne tactical training simulation system that can simulate various flight conditions of practical subjects, such as air – air missile air combat, ground attack and electronic warfare. The safety equipment and reliable, able to adapt to the Air Force aviation training requirements of high-intensity, has good reliability, maintenance and security and so on. Excellent flight performance aircraft, such as maneuverability, climb rate, service ceiling, maximum speed, approach speed, quickness off, stall performance, gust response, life time, the Air Force to complete the training task is significant.
L-15 “Falcon” advanced trainer aircraft turbofan engine optional dual release Bureau. Well-known active senior trainer, almost all equipped with turbofan engines. Turbofan engine, low fuel consumption, not only saves the cost of the use of trainers, trainer and also added a valuable life, during a flight, the instructor can arrange for more teaching and training courses and content to improve training efficiency.
the same time, the aircraft using two layout engines can guarantee that any flight phase, in which an engine failure will not affect flight safety while improving the frequent low-altitude aircraft in flight training to withstand the ups and downs foreign object damage resistance to damage. The Bureau released a single trainer, once the engine failure will result in student psychological panic, is apt to cause flying accidents.
L-15 “Falcon” with the advanced combat aircraft cockpit layout and close to the cabin environment, such as HUD, multi-function display selection and placement, the configuration of the main instruments, hand throttle and The adoption of the steering column, etc., are compatible with the active-duty combat aircraft, set the meter, communications and navigation equipment configuration close to the active main battle fighter. Aircraft cockpit pilots good vision, perspective and under the rear cockpit, under the former wide viewing angle. The use of four redundant three-axis digital fax system, through the horizontal tail, ailerons, rudder, leading edge flaps to achieve a combination of control of aircraft attitude control, and use the fax or the closed-loop control to ensure the improvement of aircraft flying qualities, so the pilot can drive without worry.
the same time, L-15 “Falcon” or a multipurpose senior trainer, as long as the installation of an appropriate airborne equipment, fire control systems and weapons trainer can complete the attack, nearly from the support, battlefield reconnaissance, air, etc. The second task, clearly reflect the “Multiple-type” of modern aircraft development.
accurate market positioning essential
If the good performance is reflected in the military sense, the precise market positioning is reflected in the economy.
battle with the air arms of many countries, the rapid upgrading of pilot training for newer and higher requirements. Advanced trainer aircraft currently in service are mostly 60 to 70 years of the 20th century, the development of aircraft, its performance can not be with the third and fourth-generation fighter aircraft to match, and most will reach the service life, making it difficult to meet the training, the third generation, the first requirements of four generations of fighter pilots, which every country, including trainers, flight simulators and ground systems, including integrated training system placed in military procurement plan an important role.
high price of advanced fighter aircraft and the steep rise in inflation pressure of the military budget expenditures, making extensive use of military hard-seat trainer for the same type of training, and tend to purchase relatively cheap to carry out advanced training aircraft high-performance aircraft flight training, to reduce training costs. Therefore, the world’s emerging generation of advanced trainer aircraft development boom. These factors gave the L-15 “Falcon” advanced trainer to create a future market conditions.
Currently, the world aviation sector demand for advanced trainer had a positive prediction: the next 15 years, senior trainer from 2500 to 3000 with the demand. L-15 “Falcon” senior trainer with the competitive market, reflected in long-life, high reliability, reasonable control of loads through the body structure and weight, attaches great importance to the whole machine has good reliability, maintenance and comprehensive support of, strict control of both cost and weight, reduce overall life-cycle cost, according to the high reliability, long life requirements of the concept design, structure and layout optimization, the use of advanced composite materials and new structural forms such as a series of measures to improve the body’s resistance to fatigue life. Aircraft service life of 10,000 flight hours, calendar life of 30 years, reaching the advanced level of similar aircraft.
high-performance, low-cost and multi-purpose platform for the advanced design concept, it is L-15 “Falcon” senior trainer at the Dubai air show concern and sought reasons.
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