In-flight Monitoring System Rewarded

 - September 18, 2006, 5:54 AM

Flight-tracking specialist OuterLink was presented an award during the American Helicopter Society symposium in Phoenix last month. The Harry T. Jensen Award recognizes its work in creating a monitoring system for the U.S. military that records the mechanical performance of a helicopter’s powertrain and transmits that information to ground officials while the aircraft is in flight.

The OuterLink in-flight reporting system transmits the data by satellite to the flight operations center so military officials can track how the helicopter is performing in the air and, if necessary, ground the aircraft before a problem escalates into a failure.