Neutralizing The Static On Stretch Canopies Used In Fighter Jets
A fighter jet canopy manufacturer and assembler installs the canopies on to the fighter jet. Upon installation of the stretched acrylic canopy that sits over the pilot in a fighter jet, some explosive charges are placed in the framework to release the canopy from the plane upon emergency ejection. The stretched acrylic holds a strong static charge that must be neutralized before installation so any risk of exposing static discharge to the explosive charge is eliminated. An EXAIR Model 8292 Ion Air Cannon provided the proper static elimination qualities to eliminate any unnecessary risk in the process of installation.