New Safety Technologies in Aircraft

Maintaining and improving safety is a constant challenge in aviation. With hundreds of thousands of people on flights around the world every day, it is more important than ever to keep aircraft flying safely from takeoff to landing. In this blog, we’ll review the aircraft safety and rescue equipment that are making flight safer than ever.

An aircraft’s wing go through tremendous amounts of stress during takeoff, cruising, and landing. Wing spars are the structural component of the wing that run at from root to tip at a right angle from the fuselage, and carry most of the flight loads and the weight of the wing while the aircraft is on the ground. They are also the base that other structural and forming members like the ribs are attached to. Spars regularly undergo inspection via visual and ultrasound technologies to ensure that they are not structurally compromised. The newest spars go even further, with resin-filled nanostructures that patch and seal cracks as soon as they form.

Wheels are obviously critical, and wheel bearings have to support the entire weight of the aircraft on a surface area of only a few square inches. During a landing, wheels have to accelerate from zero to over 2,000 RPM in less than a second, and the wheel bearings must be able to resist the enormous stresses this causes. The latest ball bearings are made from new ceramic formulas, and can better resist the temperature changes and physical stresses that an aircraft landing entails.

Weather alerts are vital for safety in flight, with weather data and services providing a comprehensive information stream for pilots. Lighting alerts are particularly critical, which is why there as nationwide systems for monitoring in-cloud lightning, as well as for predicting wind shear, down bursts, and hail. Airport surface detection equipment merges data from an inbound plane’s GPA unit and the transponder signals from ground vehicles and other aircraft. This ensures that pilots and air traffic controllers are fully aware of every vehicle and aircraft operating at the airport, thereby preventing collisions. Lastly are digital cockpit maps. Paper maps will most likely always be used, but digital maps can be updated with a simple download rather than having to acquire a new printing, allowing them to reflect new obstacles and infrastructure.

At ASAP Axis, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, we can help you find all the safety equipment for the aerospace, civil aviation, and defense industries. We’re always available and ready to help you find all the parts and equipment you need, 24/7-365. For a quick and competitive quote, email us at or call us at 1-714-705-4780.


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