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Friday, February 5, 2016

Sequoia Helicopters Adds Flight Data Monitoring to Fleet

Juliet Van Wagenen

Sequoia helicopter
Sequoia helicopter. Photo: Sequioa

[Avionics Today 02-05-2016] Sequoia Helicopters has selected Skytrac Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring (HFDM) for its fleet of Bell 212 helicopters. With a focus on oil and gas, firefighting and tourism sectors, Sequoia was looking for a solution that could assist them with both proactive safety programs and cost-saving maintenance management.

"We have an extremely experienced crew working in complex environments that involve remote territories and, frequently, heavy work load cycles. Skytrac HFDM will help us monitor trends in engine parameters, inadvertent exceedances and other maintenance issues that could impact aircraft performance over time," says Sequoia CEO Ralph Wagner.

The Sequoia SKYTRAC HFDM program is scheduled to take place over three phases. The solution will harvest data from the fleet's onboard sensor systems and log in-flight activity for post-flight analysis. The system will also send real-time notifications to maintenance support staff based on predetermined values, which will expedite any field support requirements.

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