IHST Recommends Flight Data Monitoring for Enhancing Safety in the Helicopter Industry

Adding further credibility to the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST’s) recommendation for flight data monitoring (FDM) programs as one of the key safety recommendations to enhance safety in the helicopter industry, the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) has included FDM in its recommendation list for enhancing safety in the helicopter industry.

In the IHST’s third-annual survey of civil helicopter operators, its team concluded that FDM was one of the seven areas that offer the best opportunities to prevent helicopter accidents. Read theĀ VERTICAL article.


Be sure to include the Vision 1000 and ALERTS for a truly turn-key FDM solution. It features easy implementation of hardware in both new and legacy aircraft, while also giving you the software tools needed for an effective FDM program.

Information captured by the Vision 1000:

  • AttitudeĀ data (pitch, roll, yaw, etc.)
  • WAAS GPS (latitude, longitude, ground speed, vertical speed, GPS altitude, etc.)
  • Cockpit imaging
  • Ambient audio
  • Intercom system audio for crew and ATC communications (optional)