Israel Aerospace Industries to present a structural concept for protecting aircraft from damage due to bird impact at the Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences

Designed to "split" an incoming bird and thereby protect aircraft structure and crucial systems

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Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel, February 22, 2011- Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has developed an innovative structural concept for protecting aircraft from damage due to bird impact. The Bird Splitter structure is located on the aircrafts' tail and designed to "split" an incoming bird and thereby protect aircraft structure and crucial systems.
This concept was implemented on the new IAI-manufactured G-250 business jet, a member of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation's super mid-size category.

This concept and more, will be presented by IAI representatives at the 51st Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences, due to take place from February 23rd to February 24th, 2011.
http://www.aeroconf.org.il/conf/index.html



The first day of the conference will be held at the Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv and the second day at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa.
At the conference new aeronautical, and commercial and military aviation state-of-the-art technologies will be presented.

The conference also hosts the Technion's student competition. The contest presents the students' annual projects, which are held at the Technion where leading engineers from industry work jointly to guide students through the program while emphasizing an innovative and systems approach in aerospace and aeronautics engineering. One of the four projects selected is the "Batmobil", a flying-model with unique qualities, and this is being guided by Shlomo Tsach from IAI's Engineering and Development Group.



The conference includes lecturers from Israel and abroad, among them Dr. M. Goldstein, a guest speaker from NASA, who will present a basic theory of airplane noise. Representatives from Israeli hi-tech and defense industries, the Israel Air Force, and leading Israeli academic institutions – such as Tel Aviv University, Ben Gurion University, and the Technion, which organizes the conference, will also be attending.

In the pictures
The G250 executive jet with "bird splitter" concept




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