The Aviation Connection

Maximising the Life of your Turbine Engine

In recent years, increasing numbers of aircraft operators have realised the value—both in safety and economic terms—of using electronic monitoring systems to record a variety of engine and transmission health and performance parameters. Recording this data and monitoring it on a regular basis, enables smaller operators to prolong the life of vital (and unavoidably expensive) mechanical components in the same way that airlines use electronic monitoring of engines (and other systems) as a matter of course to protect their multi-billion dollar fleets of aircraft.

The Right Stuff?

Few aviators are unfamiliar with the 1983 movie The Right Stuff. As its title suggests, it implies that the “right” personality traits for a (1950s) test pilot were gung-ho personal courage and an occasional disregard for rules and procedures in order to get the job done. With test pilots being killed at a rate of about one a week in the 1950s, perhaps the film title should have been punctuated with a question mark.

Automated Rescue Monitoring (A.R.M)

It's as simple as a press of a button but it has critical implications. Picture this scenario; something has gone terribly wrong in-flight, its happened in a split-second and you realise you have to make a forced landing. You are so occupied with what's unfolding you don't have time, or you don't even think, about sending an emergency message.

ADS-B Tracking Implications

ADS-B is being rolled out worldwide and it's providing greater situational awareness, traffic avoidance and improved ATC clearances. And with it comes accurate high frequency tracking. So, does that mean your existing satellite or cellular tracking equipment may well be redundant? Or maybe it should no longer be on your shopping list?

Heli-Expo 2017

Heli-Expo is a stunning showcase of the rotorcaft industry with a host of aircraft on display, new aircraft launches and glimpses into the future of the industry. This year it’s predicted that over 20,000 people will go through the doors of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

Avoiding the Wire

In the USA over a 13-year period there were 996 wire related aircraft accidents and in Australia over a similar period there were 119. Excluding accidents in private flying and training environments; in both of these countries the agriculture and emergency services sectors were most affected.