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Just Focus on the Flying

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

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

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

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.

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.

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?