The Aviation Connection

Mission Marking

By Flightcell
This operational capability of the Flightcell DZMx has been designed to meet the needs of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS), however it could be used for any type of helicopter or fixed wing mission.

Manifest Detection

By Flightcell
This is a licensed DZMx feature that automatically detects assets on an aircraft, and if required, transmits manifest information to an operations centre.

The Legalities of Cellular Communications from the Air

By Flightcell International
We sometimes get asked about the legality of using cellular technology from aircraft, particularly in the United States. This article discusses the history, the current regulations and the practicalities associated with it.

New DZMx Firmware Platform

By Flightcell
DZMx firmware platform 4 (v4.x.x) is on-track to be implemented before the end of Q2 2020. This firmware platform supports a new CPU that will be capable of supporting the data requirements of the DZMx for many years to come.

AIS Capability for Flightcell DZMx

By Flightcell
Flightcell has added yet another capability to the DZMx product platform to help aircraft rendezvous with ships at sea. The technology is called Automatic Identification System (AIS).

Flightcell DZMx helping the UK’s critically ill babies and children

By Nigel Lemon
The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) is a national service which is changing the face of paediatric and neonatal aeromedical transfers through the high-speed transfer of critically ill babies and children from one hospital to another for specialist care.

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.

Time for a Change of Times

By Rob Neil
It is often said that there are only two ingredients necessary for powered flight—airspeed and money. Anyone who has flown a powered aircraft—fixed- or rotary-winged—knows there are two others that are equally essential: timekeeping and documentation.

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.