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Commercial ADS-B Networks

By Flightcell
Around the world, the ADS-B mandate is becoming ever-clearer: if you’re flying anything larger than the smallest and simplest aircraft, you must install it. As with any innovation driven by new regulations, the introduction of ADS-B is changing the rules of the game offering heightened awareness of fleet movements. It includes frequent GPS positions, speed and altitude, on a public radio frequency.

New Iridium PTT capable handheld

By Flightcell International
We recently received news that Land Mobile Radio (LMR) manufacturer Icom has produced a LMR style Iridium Push-To-Talk (PTT) radio. This will be familiar territory for first-responders and government agencies that already use LMR handheld radios.

Automated Rescue Procedures

By Flightcell
The article featured in Rotor Magazines Spring 2019 issue, titled ‘Too Much Fun’, is a reminder of a how increasing the enjoyment factor of flying can result in tragedy. It is also a reminder of how technology and human monitoring can let the victims down while they lie in freezing conditions waiting to be rescued.

New DZMx Capabilities

By Flightcell
Beyond its WiFi, Bluetooth® and HD audio support, the latest Platform 3 DZMx firmware is packing a real punch - releasing a host of new capabilities.

New DZMx Platform Takes Flight

By Flightcell
The release of built in WiFi and Bluetooth for the Flightcell DZMx has meant an overhaul of the product's architecture, and with it, some exciting new capabilities.

Multi-rotor Aircraft - Fad or Future?

By Rob Neil
Ohio-based American Workhorse Group is a relative newcomer to the motor vehicle manufacturing business. It has been producing a range of commercial vehicles in the US since 1998 and new electrically powered commercial vehicles since 2015.

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.

Welcoming WiFi and Bluetooth Onboard

By Flightcell
At Heli-Expo we announced two highly desirable new features for the Flightcell DZMx. From July this year we will ship the first DZMx units with built in WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities. Both capabilities will be optional enhancements.

Communication Technology to Save Lives

By Rob Neil
A DZMx Story
Imagine you are out hiking in the mountains with a friend—many hours’ walk from the nearest civilisation—when the pain first strikes you. Your shortness of breath is more exaggerated than it should be as your chest tightens in agony and debilitating pain radiates through your neck and into your arm. Nausea overcomes you and despite your exertion, your skin feels cold and clammy and you collapse and struggle to stay conscious.