“This system gives us the possibility of recording and reviewing a large number of flight parameters, such as speed, altitude, inclination, and torque, among others,” said Gianni Di Giammarino, Ecocopter’s Safety Manager. “In addition, it allows us to detect exceedances and deviations of operational procedures and aeronautical regulations. In this way, we can take corrective actions and also assess trends to establish continuous improvement in our training program.”
Furthermore, security is complemented by the periodic reviews to which the aircraft are subjected, depending on the flight hours or take-offs, collecting the data and performing statistical analysis. That is why in the maintenance area, with the FDM system, the useful life and performance of various aircraft components can be monitored, which allows maintenance actions to be carried out when necessary and thus, for example, foresee abnormal trends.
Communicating with crew in real time
“With this system, we are consolidating our security measures to provide the best service to our customers,” said Gina Guerrero, Head of Ecocopter’s FDM. “Furthermore, in the short term, this system will allow us to communicate in real time with the crew through direct satellite communication to the aircraft from a monitoring room in our facilities, which relays live information and direct communication with the central command for different cases that may arise and require operational advice. A key variable, since the pilot will be able to communicate with the Ecocopter operations center with just one button.”