I was excited when an emergency medical service (EMS) helicopter operator asked if I would help the company’s safety officer get a flight data monitoring (FDM) program implemented well in advance of the deadline. The FAA had mandated that by April 23, 2018, an FDM system had to be functional on all air ambulance helicopters. For the record, I had long advocated for the adoption of FDMs in both the fixed- and rotary-wing sectors. For its aircraft, the EMS operator had chosen ...


Register now for free access to "Rotary Data Tracking: Hard Lessons Learned By Doing" and other premium content selected daily by our editors. Your free registration will also allow you to comment on any article posted to Aviationweek.com.


Current magazine subscribers: digital access to articles associated with your subscription are now included at no added charge to you. Simply use your subscriber email to log in to your account (or contact us for assistance in updating your account).
Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.


Already registered? here.