The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has officially received Non-Intrusive Flight Test Instrumentation (NIFTI). The system is a single recorder with multiple sensors that can be attached to most internal and external aircraft surfaces to check operational conditions without modifications to the airplane.
“Conventional flight tests can be costly and involve extended periods of downtime for aircraft to be modified and fitted with various test instruments,” said Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, during the SCINDICATE 2018 Defence Science and Technology’s laboratories open-day for industry in Melbourne, where the official handover took place.
“In trials, NIFTI has reduced flight test instrumentation downtime from months to days, with significant cost savings to be achieved,” Pyne said.
NIFTI was featured in the June 2016 issue of Aerospace Testing International magazine. Click here to learn more.