Certified: Alaki Flight Data Monitoring System On AS350 Helicopters | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date



Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday


Airborne On YouTube






Thu, Feb 03, 2011

Certified: Alaki Flight Data Monitoring System On AS350 Helicopters

System Records, Analyzes, And Automatically Reports FDM Results For Operators

The FAA has issued an STC to Alakai Technologies for installation of Alakai’s digital Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) systems and wireless Internet units on Eurocopter AS350 and EC130 helicopters. There are some 4,000 AS350 currently in service with police, forest service, oil exploration, flight-seeing and emergency medical service (EMS) operators worldwide. 

Alakai DFDS

The system gives AS350 operators access to airline-style FDM (also known as Flight Operational Quality Assurance or FOQA) programs at a fraction of the cost for airline systems. Alakai has developed on-board and backend algorithms that turn mountains of raw data into objective, actionable recommendations and decisions, and the system works with older round-dial as well as the latest glass cockpit aircraft.

The flight data monitoring company GA-FDM will immediately begin offering the Alakai system to AS350 operators worldwide. GA-FDM analyzes the volume of data produced from each flight to help operators identify accident precursors, reduce risks, enhance training, and reduce operating costs. Detailed FDM reports highlight aircraft and pilot performance, guided by expert suggestions for preventive and corrective measures. Customers experience significant operational savings, including reduced fuel and maintenance costs, safety improvements, enhanced training, and lower insurance costs.

“We are excited to begin operational use in the AS350 fleet,” said Scott Meacham, co-founder of GA-FDM. “Alakai’s equipment makes comprehensive FDM programs affordable for single or small operators as well as large fleet customers, and allows operators to use objective data, information and knowledge to manage risk and assure continual safety improvements in their operations. Flight Data Monitoring is a critical component of every predictive and efficient Safety Management System.”

FMI: www.alakai1.com, www.ga-fdm.com


More News

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.21.24)

Aero Linx: WACO Historical Society The WACO Aircraft Company was the largest manufacturer of civil aircraft in the country in the late 1920's and early 30's and this museum is dedi>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.21.24): Radar Flight Following

Radar Flight Following The observation of the progress of radar-identified aircraft, whose primary navigation is being provided by the pilot, wherein the controller retains and cor>[...]

Airborne 07.17.24: Illegal Parts, Fantasy of Flight, Apollo 11's 55th

Also: Aerox, WI ANG, HI Helo Accident, Gulfstream Expansion Another criminal case involving non-airworthy parts swappage has seen the sentencing of those involved, costing the perp>[...]

Airborne-NextGen 07.16.24: Joby Record, Pelican Spray, Beta’s ALIA

Also: UAS4STEM, uAvionix Waiver, 1st J-1 Pulsejets, ZeroAvia Hydrogen Joby Aviation managed to pull off a 523-mile flight using their hybrid electric/hydrogen VTOL aircraft, once a>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.22.24)

Aero Linx: Michigan Department of Transportation Aeronautics is an integral part of our transportation system, moving people and goods throughout the world. The airports that suppo>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC