Aerospread is a successful aerial top dressing operator serving New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay region, operating three fixed wing aircraft and six loader vehicles. They are passionate about continual improvement and safety and are well on their way to having a complete paperless system thanks to automated flight, load and trend reporting.
“The DZMx is a pretty cool piece of kit. Wireless data from the loader scales is displayed to the pilot in the cockpit and from a remote location we can monitor load weights, take-off and landing times and the aircraft flight path. We are able to calculate the area covered and compare what was used and we can even send map information from one aircraft to another - allowing it to start where the previous aircraft left off."
“This system is an enabler for economic success. Just recently we noticed a pilot was being affected by wind and the job was becoming uneconomical, as a result of this data, we were able to direct him to another, more profitable, location.”
“From a safety perspective we can ensure the aircraft are not being overloaded and in the event of an accident the rescue helicopter can be directed to the exact location in a matter of minutes”.