Posts in Safety Categories

Just Focus on the Flying

By Rob Neil
If you are involved with Helicopter Air Ambulances (HAA’s) in the USA there is a whole lot more to think about now. At the end of April an amendment to Part 135 (Subpart L—Helicopter Air Ambulance Equipment, Operations, and Training Requirements) came into force.

The Real Benefits of Onboard Connectivity

By Flightcell
You’d have to look hard nowadays to find someone who isn’t regularly using WiFi or Bluetooth in everyday life—beyond the confines of a retirement home. Nevertheless, despite their prevalence everywhere else, they are still not yet commonplace for airborne operations.

Maximising the Life of your Turbine Engine

By Rob Neil
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.

Automated Rescue Monitoring (A.R.M)

By Flightcell
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.

Avoiding the Wire

By Flightcell
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.