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 … Read More

USHST Determines Use of Flight Data Monitoring Equipment Will Save Lives

The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) has determined that further development and wider usage of flight data monitoring (FDM) equipment across the helicopter industry will save lives. When referring to the installment and usage of FDM equipment, the USHST states: Helicopter flight data monitoring devices, including audio/video recording devices, offer the ability to collect data on … Read More

USHST Recommends Flight Data Monitoring to Reduce Fatal Accidents

Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) was one of the measurable actions identified by the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) in their list of safety enhancements aimed at reducing fatalities. View the full report, or the section specific to FDM. USHST described their intent to implement the use of FDM: Action: Promote the installation and use of … Read More

12 months to comply with FAR 135.607

With only 12 months until FAR 135.607* takes effect, now’s the time to get serious about selecting the FDM solution to make your operation compliant. FAR 135.607: After April 23, 2018, no person may operate a helicopter in air ambulance operations unless it is equipped with an approved flight data monitoring system capable of recording … Read More

Robert Fournier and Trent Vick receive Appareo Pilot of the Year Award

This year there were two pilots worthy of recognition as the Appareo Pilot of the Year, an award presented annually at HAI Heli-Expo through the Salute to Excellence program. We are so honored to recognize Robert Fournier and Trent Vick, who were fighting fires throughout the NorthWest. Notably they had a role in fighting the Copper King … Read More

Video: ALERTS Flight Data Monitoring Software

Are you looking to get the most out of your Vision 1000 flight data recorder? Meet ALERTS , our award-winning turnkey flight data monitoring (FDM) program. With ALERTS (Aircraft Logging and Event Recording for Training and Safety), you can maximize the flight data collected by the Vision 1000. Operators can easily recreate flights by reviewing the cockpit … Read More

Air ambulance operators: What do you need for FAR 135.607?

So you’re an air ambulance operator and need to comply with the new 135.607 rule, but you’re not sure what is being required. First, let’s take a look at the rule*. After April 23, 2018, no person may operate a helicopter in air ambulance operations unless it is equipped with an approved flight data monitoring system … Read More