Columbia Helicopters has selected for Skytrac (Booth 5912) flight data monitoring for its Chinook 234 missions. Skytrac features real-time analysis of engine exceedances and operational deviations using the system's satellite download data feature to offload full flight logs on landing, minimizing FDM data retrieval effort and speeding analysis times. A cockpit camera assembly provides additional FDM analysis capabilities with optional flight deck console recording.
Skytrac also supports Columbia with real-time voice and text, automated flight following and cockpit Wi-Fi. "Skytrac's real-time processing and data offloading capabilities provide us with faster, easier access to critical flight data," said Christian Boatsman, Columbia Helicopters director of operations quality.