Englewood, Colo.-based Air Methods has purchased 150 Vision 1000 flight data monitoring (FDM) devices from Appareo Systems of Fargo, N.D. The helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) supplier will incorporate the FDMs into its fleet of light helicopters, adding to 41 aircraft that are currently equipped with the system.
Vision 1000 comes with Appareo’s aircraft logging and event recording for training and safety (ALERTS), which is a FDM and flight operations quality assurance (FOQA) system that collects and analyzes flight information. The units are intended for Air Methods’ fleet of Eurocopter AS350s, EC130s and Bell 407s. Air Methods has spent north of $100 million on safety initiatives since 2006.
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